Spangles Ladies’ Harmony Chorus became Champions of Spain and Portugal at the 2011 Convention of the Spanish Association of Barbershop Singers, which took place in San Pedro del Pinatar. Winners are not allowed to compete the following year, so they are now raring to go and win gold again at the 2013 Convention which is being held in Benalmádena, Málaga on 13 April.
Spangles started in December 2004 with just five ladies and they now boast over 40 members. Under the direction of Gail Grainger, they have been working hard on the two songs that they will sing in contest. “We work hard on our craft, but also ensure that what we sing is enjoyable and entertaining” says Gail. The chorus also boasts 5 quartets, three of whom, Viva, Chardonnay and Fénix, will be competing in the quartet contest. A fourth quartet, Aurora, was formed specifically to be ‘mic-warmers’ in the contest to help the judges tune in for the first competitor.
On Thursday, 21 March, Spangles and the quartets held a dress rehearsal, which was attended by the Mayor of Los Alcázares, Anastasio Bastida, supporters, family and friends in the Salon de Plenos at the town hall in Los Alcázares, and received rapturous applause. Amor Yagues kindly took on the MC role for the show and did a splendid job.
“We are extremely grateful to everyone who supports us and we are proud to be representing Los Alcázares again in this competition.” commented Gail. “We will do our best to return in April with gold medals around our necks.”
Following on from their gold medal success in 2011, Spangles has released a CD called ‘Pure Gold’, which includes their two winning contest songs and many audience favourites. ‘Pure Gold’ is on sale at 5 Euros and makes an ideal gift. Call 968 432 525 or 968 334 527 to order your copy.
Spangles welcomes new members so, if you’re looking to make new friends and enjoy singing, why not visit Spangles when they rehearse at Las Claras? They meet every Thursday from 10.00am to 1.00pm.
Please call Lyn on 968 432 525 or Anthea on 968 334 527 to book Spangles or to find out how to join, or visit the website: www.spangleschorus.com.
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