|Type of post:||Chorus news item|
|Posted By:||Wendy Franklin|
|Date Posted:||Wed, 10 Jun 2020|
Perth Harmony singers were delighted to congratulate their wonderful director, Carole Macintyre, on 35 years as a Sweet Adeline at the weekend. With the help of Carole’s partner, Bill, many of the chorus sprung a surprise on her by clapping in the park just across the road from her house north of the river. Of course, in these times of Covid, appropriate social distancing was observed!
The Chorus gifted Carole a lemon tree, because she’s been turning lemons into lemonade for more than a decade as the chorus’s director. The singers wanted her to remember all the marvellous work she’s done each time she tends the tree and, hopefully, picks lemons in the future! Carole was also gifted her two 35-year Sweet Adelines badges; one from Sweet Adelines International and the other from Sweet Adelines Australia.
Anne Gooch Award Winner!
Away from the chorus, Carole sings lead with BroadBand quartet and has been a quartet champion in the Australian region eight times.
She is an experienced primary school music teacher and has completed a variety of courses on healthy use and improvement of the voice. She is also a highly regarded vocal coach who works with quartets, choruses and school groups throughout Australia.
In July 2017, Carole directed her school barbershop group in the Leonardo Da Vinci International Choral Festival in Florence, Italy, steering them to a silver medal. The group also attained sixth place in the Sweet Adeline International youth contest.