Tag Archives: Christine Wheeler

Thank you from the Flower and Craft show

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Daffodils at Rydal

Surrounded by a stunning garden, thousands of daffodils, welcoming hosts and an appreciative audience, The Heathens had the privilege of singing at Chapel House in Rydal as part of the Rydal Daffodil Festival. Many thanks to the organisers for the … Continue reading

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Arrangements for Friday

Please don’t forget to register.  The Bates Hall (park door) Registration Desk will be open from 3.30pm. 7:50-8:35 pm warm up / rehearsal in the Presbyterian Hall Wentworth St.  Please arrive in good time. Walk together to the Bates Hall, … Continue reading

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Mountain Devil

Chloe has been working up some ideas to find a logo for The Heathens.  The ideas are many and various, but amongst them this wonderful bit of creativity popped out. In case you didn’t realise it’s our local native plant, … Continue reading

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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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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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Sing for your life – 5/6

Frank continues his series on the benefits of singing … 5. Singing Helps You to Stay Well Singing is the perfect preventative measure & an excellent antidote to our busy, multi-tasking times. It reconnects the balance in our breathing, movement … Continue reading

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Our Mob

The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre in Katoomba is a peaceful place on a Wednesday morning. A well used library with stunning views. A children’s book club just finishing up. Silence in the art gallery.  People chatting over their lattes in … Continue reading

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Member profile – Susie

Although now retired, Susie worked as a behavioural scientist and management consultant. In this capacity she established a consultancy working with a variety of groups and large institutions such as the Commonwealth Bank, Qantas and Westpac Bank, implementing her new … Continue reading

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Sing for your life – 4/6

If you google singing and healing most of the images you find are of Tibetan singing bowls.  Those of us who went with Chris on the singing trek to Nepal earlier this year will be familiar with these and might … 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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Heathens sing with a master

We are usually busy practising our repertoire for the next gig – so it was a good idea by our Musical Director, Christine, to have a two- hour session with local maestro, the renowned and much loved singing educator and … 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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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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