THE STORY OF FOVEAUX HARMONY CHORUS
Sisters in Harmony
Foveaux Harmony Chorus is part of a worldwide organisation called Sweet Adelines. The chorus started over 20 years ago and entertains audiences in Invercargill and elsewhere. This is a chorus for women who love to sing four-part harmony without accompaniment. The repertoire varies from traditional barbershop to more modern music and we love to entertain with our music and our showmanship.
Foveaux Harmony performs at Regional Sweet Adelines competitions across New Zealand and in a variety of local shows and events.
The chorus presented our annual showcase in August 2023. At this time the Foveaux Harmony chorus Performance Scholarship was awarded. Congratulations to the recipient: Lydia Blomfield, who impressed with her performance of 'I Dreamed a Dream'.
In June 2023 Foveaux celebrated their 25th Anniversary. During the event our Director Sarah Rae also received her Sweet Adelines 25 Year pin. Congratulations and thank you to Sarah, and all contributors to Foveaux Harmony Chorus.
Foveaux Harmony Chorus were honoured to perform at the Hospice Southland Variety Show Fundraiser in May 2023 alongside many talented Southland performers.
The chorus is available for bookings and are happy to perform for any occasion. We may appear as a full size chorus of approximately 25 singers or as small groups.
You can contact the members of the management team listed here or head over to our bookings page to get in touch.
Team Co-ordinator: Karen Owen
Director: Sarah Rae
FOVEAUX HARMONY/ILT SCHOLARSHIP
The Foveaux Harmony Chorus / Invercargill Licencing Trust scholarship is awarded to female singers aged between 13 and 25 and is intended to help further their singing career.
The 2023 scholarship was awarded at our August Showcase. Congratulations to the recipient: Lydia Blomfield.
"I am a born and bred Southlander who attends James Hargest College. Throughout the years I have always jumped headfirst into school productions, school choir and singing events such as Leftover Pavlova’s 'Not Quite Broadway'. I have high enthusiasm for the arts. I dream of being a professional actor overseas; musical theatre is a large part of that dream. I was lucky enough to travel to London for Shakespeare earlier this year as part of SGCNZ YSC 2023. I adored watching the West End theatre shows and found myself craving to get up on the stage myself. I have always appreciated the power of song and how impactful it can be. If you can’t say something, sing it."
Lydia blew us away with her soul-piecing rendition of Les Misérables' 'I Dreamed a Dream'
Congratulations to Lydia and all of the exceptionally talented scholarship finalists.
We are, as always, immensely grateful to the ILT for their continued support. The Scholarship operates as a collaboration of the arts; presenting the shared desire of the ILT and Foveaux Harmony Chorus in supporting young women as they develop as musicians and performers.
This year we were fortunate to be joined by The Ascot Park Hotel Brass Band
and the wonderful Cheryl Anderson as guest adjudicator.
Congratulations to Lydia. We look forward to viewing her future successes.