Clapping for Carole!

Clapping for Carole!
Type of post: Chorus news item
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Posted By: Wendy Franklin
Status: Current
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.

Carole has been no ordinary member of Sweet Adelines, though. She has made a huge contribution to the organisation: on the risers, as part of many quartets, and now as the Master Director of Perth Harmony Chorus, a position she has held since 2007.

Anne Gooch Award Winner!
In 2016, Carole was awarded the Anne Gooch Award by the Sweet Adelines International Board of Directors. This award recognised Carole's outstanding achievements in education and promotion of barbershop harmony singing in a worldwide region. In the same year, she led Perth Harmony to national success winning the Sweet Adelines Region 34 competition.

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.

Everyone in the chorus would like to extend their thanks, love and best wishes to Carole on this very special milestone. We hope to see you on the risers very soon!

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