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DHC Retreat

Back from the retreat.... fun time! very useful too....wouldn't mind if it was more often than just once a year; but alas.... chorus can't afford more than just once a year!

Here's the Schedule of Events for Dubai Harmony Chorus Retreat

Thursday, 26th Feb: AL JAZIRA RESORT

Morning for early bird arrivals – setup, etc.
13:00 – 14:00
Registration and check-In – In Main Lobby
14:00 – 15:00
IN GHANTOOT: Getting to Know You – Jane Whiteside and Edith van der Deen
15:00 – 16:00
In Al Ain Room: Make-up for newcomers (those who haven’t had the class yet and those who need a refresher course) with Jane Dales
In Baniyas Room: Star Group Leader Training with Ase Hagerman
In Ghantoot: Achieving Vocal Energy and Excitement with Michelle Todd (for those longer term members who know the makeup routine and aren’t Star Group Leaders)
16:00 – 16:15
Wee Break
16:15 – 17:45
In Ghantoot: Elements for everyone with Ase Hagerman
17:45 – 18:30
Get Settled in Rooms and other fun stuff
18:30-19:30
Dinner on the Terrace (bring a warm wrap?)
19:30 – 20:15
In Ghantoot: Awesomely inspiring presentation by Julie Meer - Need Snappy Title
20:15 – 21:45
The Rhythm of Life and How It Affects our Music or something to that effect with Ase Hagerman
21:45 – 22:00
Play time (JOKE – maybe we could stay out a little longer than that!)
FRIDAY
07:00
Breakfast
08:30 – 09:00
In Ghantoot: Edith – Focus Group for Music In Morning Admin details from Kathy
09:00 – 10:30
In Ghantoot: Baris and Tenors with Michelle for Vowels, Tonal Focus and Troubleshooting
09:00 – 09:45
In Baniyas: Singing Your Part for Basses with Ase
In Al Ain Room: Learning Your Music for Leads with Phyllis (topic not quite certain)
09:45 – 10:30
In Baniyas: Singing Your Part for Leads with Ase
In Al Ain Room: Learning Your Music for Basses with Phyllis
10:30 – 10:45
Coffee Break
10:45 – 12:15
In Ghantoot: Basses and Leads with Michelle for Vowels, Tonal Focus and Troubleshooting
10:45 – 11:30
In Baniyas: Singing Your Part for Baris with Ase
In Al Ain: Learning Your Music for Tenors with Phyllis
11:30 – 12:15
In Baniyas: Singing Your Part for Tenors with Ase
In Al Ain: Learning Your Music for Baris with Phyllis
12:15 – 13:30
Lunch Then Check-out - We’d like late checkout for the faculty and organizers, please.
13:30 – 14:15
In Ghantoot: Choreo with Laurel
14:15 – 15:15
In Ghantoot: Colour and Characterization with Michelle
15:15 – 15:30
Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:45
Putting It All Together with Ase
16:45
Thank you and Farewell

As you can see, didn't get much of 'break' and free time to read a book and such.... and I went to bed at 5 AM and woke up at 6:30.... didn't look tired at all when I woke up and during the day!!! weirdo'

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