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Thank you from the Flower and Craft show

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Note values and counting

Here are a few hints to help with understanding the timing of music. Firstly check the time signature.  If the top number is 4 or there is a big C (for common time) then you have to count four beats … Continue reading

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Flower and Craft show

A good time was had by all

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Come together

Hi Chris, […]   I just had to say I agree with your sentiments from Saturday – we certainly are coming together. The Mountains can bring together quirky individuals  ( and I count myself as a “quirk”!!) and the group reflects … Continue reading

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Blackheath Choir Festival

Friday 22nd August:  Opening Concert (including The Heathens) at 7:30pm on Stage 1 in the Phillips Hall, Gardiner Crescent: Checkout the Festival website and buy some tickets here ($15) 🙂

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Photos from Loosely Woven concert

With many thanks to: Phillia for photos during the rehearsal(s) and to: Victoria’s Paul for the concert photos. Click this link to see the photos.

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Reminders for Sunday

Arrive by 9.20; enter via Gardiners Cres. 9.30 rehearsal with Christine for Heathens only 10.30 morning tea at rear of Hall 11.30 rehearsal with Heathens and Loosely Woven 1.00 Lunch; soup and bread in Hall 1.30 doors open on Park … Continue reading

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What to do with 10 grandchildren

Chris reports on what to do with 10 grandchildren under the age of 10, all staying at her house for a few freezing days in the school holidays. Take them bushwalking – anyone 4 years or older is officially old … Continue reading

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Boardroom Soirée

On Monday night the eleven male heathens – of good faith mind you – braved the elements and the height of Mick’s new brush fence to gain entry and meet for rehearsal around the grand boardroom-like table at the sprawling … Continue reading

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Yes, coach

Rob continues in a sporting theme … Where would we be without our coach? How lucky are we to have such a talented and dedicated mentor to gently encourage us to explore and expand our vocal abilities with various techniques … Continue reading

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Like me, were you told you couldn’t sing?

About age 10 at primary state school our teacher got each of us in turn to sing Do-Rae-Mi-Fa-So-La-Ti-Do. Yeronga was a very big school and she needed about 20 for the school choir so most of us failed and were … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Phillia!

I’m not sure which actual day the birthday is on .. but have a good one.  Perhaps we need a birthday monitor so we can make sure that we sing the praises of everyone in The Heathens.  In the meantime … Continue reading

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Our next Heathens Concert

With Loosely Woven at 2pm on Sunday 3rd August 2014. 56 instrumentalists and singers present a light-hearted, folky sort of accoustic concert/cabaret as a fundraiser for the Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre. Instrumentalists include: violins, viola, cello, flutes, clarinet, harps, whistle, … Continue reading

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Member profile – Mick

Mick was born in Sydney and has had a long career as an academic at Sydney University in the specialised area of Biometry (the applied statistics for agriculture). His work has taken him to Indonesia where he was involved in … Continue reading

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Sing for your life – 1/6

Six benefits of singing, by Frank Singing comes to us as naturally as breathing. Our Mothers sang to us from the moment we were born & we all did it freely as children. But these days, chances are most of … Continue reading

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Musique Concrète – a blog from Bella

Music and life Whether you can read the intricate symbols on the page and translate them into amazing sounds on an instrument, via singing or not, many Blackheathans young and old, know the importance of music. Musique concrète is a … Continue reading

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Memory of 2013 – the champagne soiré

As we now start to prepare for the Blackheath Choir Festival in August, Paul Cosgrave has kindly sent through to us some pictures from the soiré last year, which replaced the choir festival in 2013. Paul presents drive time on … Continue reading

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Member profile – Harry

Harry was born in 1927 in Warwick, Queensland. Significantly he says, 1927 was also the year the Federal Parliament moved from Melbourne to Canberra. From there it appears his life has been full and it continues to be so. Never … Continue reading

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Blackheath Folk Club

Performing at the New Ivanhoe Hotel’s monthly folk night on Thursday, 5 June was, as always, a lot of fun for us. Though, with the choir size continuing to increase, it is getting much harder to fit in the audience. … Continue reading

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Farewell Dawn Baker

On a cool, wet, typical Blackheath day the community gathered to pay its respects to Dawn Baker – an eccentric and much loved Blackheathen. There were eulogies from family and friends, The Heathens sang and people from across the community … Continue reading

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Welcome to The Heathens Website

We hope that you like our new website.  Our aim is to provide information about The Heathens and our upcoming events as well as blogs about choir activities and members.  There are password protected pages for our members and for … Continue reading

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