Honour Roll

Alex de Bruin
Phil Paine

Barbershopper of the Year


Awarded to Alex de Bruin, Phil Paine

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.

Roll of honour
Year Barbershopper
of the year
The Face Award
2020 Alex de Bruin and Phil Paine no award this year
2019 Ken Mills Ed Deacon
2018 Pat Perridge Mike Goddard/ Andrew Yates
2017 Martin Proctor Clive Pugh
2016 Phil Paine Peter Leverett
2015 Phillip Ward Andy Pearce
2014 Ian McDonald Paul Jones
2013 Brian Milbank Mike Taylor
2012 Paul Jones Brian Callaghan

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