Tony Backhouse Worksho (Dawlish Rocks, Sweet Honi)
Sat, 14 Oct 2017
We're really looking forward to our a cappella workshop with Tony Backhouse and feeling honoured that he has been able to add a bespoke workshop in Honiton to his UK tour schedule. . As Sweet Honi members are not able to fill all of the spaces on 23rd October, we have been able to open up participation to current members of Dawlish Rocks and Sidmouth Gospel Choir.
Tony has run over 2000 vocal workshops since 1987. He regularly runs workshops for those who want harmony, fun, collective improvisation and freedom of expression. The content focuses the African-American repertoire, spirituals, gospel songs old and new, choral and quartet styles, and often including South African gospel, doo-wop, R&B and pop. All the songs used in Tony’s workshops are his transcriptions or arrangements.
Dawlish Rocks is born! (Dawlish Rocks, Sweet Honi)
Thu, 28 Sep 2017
We've now had two sessions in Dawlish and attracted a great bunch of singers. Great to see a balance of sopranos, altos and baritones all getting along and having a lot of fun learning and laughing together. We've started our season with a fun Motown Medley, featuring five popular songs. We're currently restricting female membership whilst encouraging more men to come and have a go. We had three men turn up on the first week and five last night, so we're moving in the right direction. We're already being asked about performance dates and I think they are already developing some friendly sibling rivalry with the Honis! Anyone interested in joining this fabulous new community choir should email Kathy or give her a call on 07957 908015 to arrange a trial session or join the waiting list.
Sweet Honi and Brass Warriors perform at The Beehive
Sun, 28 May 2017
Their final show for Sweet Honi founder and director, Andy Hague, featuring the 50+ strong chorus, "The Bumbles" (Sweet Honi's very own backing band) and guest support act The Brass Warriors
An energetic performance from the choir wowed the sell out crowd at the popular, community venue.