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Performance Recordings of the Family and Friends Variety Concert, November 2018
 Date Posted: Mon, 10 Dec 2018
Performance Recordings of the Family and Friends Variety Concert, November 2018
Hi all

I have now published on our website various performance resources that show our performances at the recent Family and Friends Concert.

These resources include:

-  Videos of the Clippers' Set 1 and Set 2
-  Video of the set by Three Squirrels and a Nut quartet
-  Video of the set by 5 Young Cannibals quartet
-  Audio tracks for individual songs sung by the chorus
-  Photos extracted from the videos published in a photo album

All of these resources can be accessed by the public, in one way or another, so feel free to promote these links to family and friends, and in other worthwhile promotions.

All videos are presented on the 2018 Concert page at this link:


You will also reach this page through the website menus under

/About/Recent Performances/
/About/Past Performances/
or even Recent Events in the home page footer!

The full mix audio tracks (stereo) taken from the video recording are published as individual song tracks within a Performance group in the Song Library entitled:

Clippers' performance - Annual Concert 2018

Links to the performance videos are also included on this performance page.

Individual tracks can also be played from the public menu
/About/Have a Listen!/

And finally, a number of photos from the performances have been published in a new album on the website at:


Also, we have a new photo album for our performance at the BHA National Convention in Adelaide in September this year.


The photo albums are reached through the website menus at

/News & Events/Photos/

We haven't had many photo updates over the last few years, so if you have have photos of Clippers recent events worth publishing, please send them on to Andi Alfonso or myself.

And behold! - we have some new banner photos on the home page!


Neil Robertson
2018 Sunshine Region competition - performance videos
 Date Posted: Mon, 14 May 2018
Hi all
At the recent 2018 Sunshine Region competition event, we recorded video and higher quality venue sound of all Clippers' performances - the Chorus in competition and in concert, and the Squirrels and Cannibals quartets in competition. We also recorded some of the other performing groups in competition and concert, the Clippers' judges evaluations, and the masterclass sessions.

The performance videos include the higher quality sound tracks obtained from the venue sound system.

So now the Clippers' performance videos, and the Benchmark and Catalyst performances, are available to view through YouTube on our website at the following links:

Clippers page - Clippers Chorus, Three Squirrels and a Nut, 5 Young Cannibals

Other Quartets page - Benchmark and Catalyst quartets

Links to the above website pages are also available from the following website menus:

About / Recent Performances
Other / Links / Clippers' public videos

For those members who would like to take private copies of the Clippers' Chorus and Quartet performance resources (including the judges evaluations and masterclass sessions), these can be downloaded using Sugarsync URL links provided on the following members-only page. These links will remain open for four weeks, then I will remove them.

Members-only page: Clippers SunshineRegion18 performances - download links

This members-only page is also available in the website menus at:

Members / Teaching Resources / 2018 Sunshine Region performance resources for members


Neil Robertson
Video feature - the Clippers and Friends Concert 2017
 Date Posted: Wed, 1 Nov 2017
The first of the performance videos from our concert on 22 October have now been published on our website at this link:


At present, both of the Clippers' performance sets are presented on this page. More to follow, including excerpts more suitable for Facebook ....

Note that these videos are recorded, and published in YouTube, in high definition (HD). When you view the Youtube clip, the video image may display quite fuzzy. In this case, try increasing the YouTube display resolution by clicking on the Settings icon (the gear wheel) in the YouTube window, and choose a higher Quality (resolution) setting. If the video stops and starts repeatedly, it is buffering because the speed of your internet link is not fast enough to deliver the data in time, so reduce your Quality setting.

Sorry about the poor stage lighting, but we can't improve that in the video without washing out other parts of the image.

You will also find this page linked from the Recent Performances link under the About menu, and in the Links page under the Other menu on our website.

Clippers at the Chorus Corral - BHA National Convention 2016 in Newcastle
 Date Posted: Tue, 4 Oct 2016
One of the lead-up events to the Hunter Harmony National Barbershop Convention in Newcastle this year was the Chorus Corral. The event provided the opportunity for choruses to present two of their repertoire songs in a relaxed, non-competitive setting.  The event was held at the Newcastle City Hall.

The Clippers sing Bad Day.

followed by You'll Never Walk Alone.

When you receive this post as an email, you may not see the embedded YouTube player frames. However, the email will include the relevant link to the post in our website. When you jump to the website, the news bulletin post, including the embedded YouTube player frames, will be viewable to all, as it is a public posting. Similarly, if you forward this post as an email, the recipient will be able to view all of the content.
Clippers at the BHA National Barbershop Convention in Melbourne 2015
 Date Posted: Fri, 16 Sep 2016

With the 2016 National Convention in front of us, you may be interested to see the "official" high quality video of our competition presentation at last year's convention in Melbourne a year ago.  I received this video some time ago, but finally it has been published on our website.

Clippers at the National Convention, Melbourne, September 2015.

Our public performance videos can be found at the Recent Performances link (accessible by the public), under the About menu item in our page header, and the above page is listed in the Recent Performances.

Also, if you want to find a past rehearsal video without searching through your old emails, they can be found through the Bulletin Board function on the website. On the Bulletin Board page, you can filter the messages down to the rehearsals by grouping by Type of Post and scrolling down to the Rehearsal Videos group.


Video - Clippers' performance set at the 2016 Sunshine Regional Convention
 Date Posted: Sun, 24 Apr 2016
The video of the Clippers' performance set at the 22nd Sunshine Regional Convention 2016 is available here:


This is a public video, and can also be reached on the Clippers' website from the Recent Performances page, under the About menu item, and from the footer of our home page.

Clippers at the Chorus Corral - BHA National Convention
 Date Posted: Tue, 29 Sep 2015

One of the lead-up events to the National Barbershop Convention in Melbourne this year - Harmony Goldrush - was the Chorus Corral. The event provided the opportunity for choruses to present two of their repertoire songs in a relaxed, non-competitive setting.  The event was held at the Deakin Edge Theatre at Federation Square.

The Clippers sing here King of the Road and Breaking Up Is Hard To Do.

2015 BHA National Convention - Webcast Links for Chorus Performances
 Date Posted: Tue, 29 Sep 2015
The 2015 BHA National Convention Chorus Competition was held in Melbourne on the 19th September. The event was webcast live at the time, as was the preceding Quartet Competition. The webcast videos are still available to view as a streaming service, possibly only for a limited time.

We have included the link here to the webcast page, which contains video player frames to all contest sessions, including the two sessions of the Chorus Contest. These are long streaming sessions, each running for around two hours - so you might appreciate some guidance to find the Clippers' performance!

Chorus Contest Session 1
Scroll down the page to this session to see the Clippers' contest performance.

The Clippers were scheduled fifth in this session, so you will find the Clippers' introduction at about the 42nd minute into the streaming session. Just slide the play point in the video display along to the 42 minute point.

Chorus Contest Session 2
The highlight, perhaps, of this session is the gold medal winning performance of the Sound Connection Chorus.

Their performance is third in the session video, so you will find the introduction to Sound Connection at the 25th minute into the streaming session.

River City Clippers - 2015 competition package at the Family and Friends Concert
 Date Posted: Mon, 31 Aug 2015
On Sunday afternoon we entertained family and friends at our Clippers' Family and Friends Concert. We give our warm thanks to the guys from the Sound Connection chorus and their quartets Connect4, Kudos, Front Page News, and Benchmark, all of whom contributed greatly to our friendly concert.

We will progressively release selected videos recorded at the event.

Here the Clippers present their 2015 competition package at the concert. The package songs are That's An Irish Lullaby, and Bare Necessities.

In two weeks we go to Melbourne to compete at the BHA National Convention.

YouTube Video URL:
Meet the Clippers members
 Date Posted: Tue, 4 Aug 2015
Meet the Clippers members
John Connolly and Merv Harcourt are now also featured in our Meet the Members interview series. These interviews are part of the public space in our website. There is a link to this series under the Other / Links menu item on our website.

Individuals in this series will also be featured progressively on our Facebook page

If you would like to let others know about these interviews, the URL is:


Introduction to Barbershop Harmony Singing event
 Date Posted: Tue, 28 Jul 2015
Introduction to Barbershop Harmony Singing event
The Brisbane River City Clippers with guests at the Introduction to Barbershop Harmony Singing event tonight. Our guests joined us in learning and singing a couple of short tags in four part harmony and the result was a very satisfying sound adding to the enjoyment of the evening.

Clippers videos going public
 Date Posted: Thu, 16 Jul 2015
As we strengthen our public presence in the social media world, I have started to publically release some of our recent videos through our website.

You will be also aware that we have started to produce a series of short videos called Meet the Clippers Members, that will present short interviews of members taking opportunities to talk about favourite or memorable Clippers experiences. This video series will be made public on the website, as a way of putting out the message about the value of Clippers participation.

You will find these snippets on the Meet the Members page


which you will find listed at the head of the (public) Links Page - ie by selecting menu item Other / Links.

So, if you would like show us off, impress your friends with our public web presence. Of course, we are also intending to use this material in regular Facebook posts. Some of our FB friends are starting to expect pictures with sound!