This year was a tie between Alex de Bruin and Phil Paine. The nominations say
Alex de Bruin- for stepping up to the mark/carrying the chorus while Liz was away/ leading the LTSinH course/ producing excellent learning tracks and booklet/ leading the Convention preparation and weekend/leading the Zoom rehearsals/producing interesting presentations on Music Theory, Judging and Vocal Production.
Phil Paine- for his brilliant work on the Return to Singing project/ quietly leading us during Covid/being a stalwart in getting us on Zoom, then back together/doing a brilliant job navigating us through Covid and keeping us in touch with each other/his outstanding dedication to the club, especially his work on risk assessment/ doing everything to the nth degree and being an all-round good chap!
Other nominees were Ian Dent, Stuart Eels, Barry Howard, and Andy Yates.
Criteria for BOTY
Barbershopper of the Year has very simple rules. Members of the club nominate individuals a few weeks before the AGM. On the evening of the AGM, the final ballot list is given to all members. Whoever receives the most votes wins.
Criteria for The Face Award
The winner is chosen by the Chorus Director for the member who performs the best on the Convention stage.