It’s important to dare to try new things. It might not always turn out great, but if you never push any boundaries, your true potential may remain hidden. Sometimes, daring experiments even turn out to be awesome. Or, at least, entertaining.
Take for example the time we did a rap on the international barbershop stage. For the international competition 1995 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, we created new musical material based on “Barbershop acid rap” by Vocal Six and “Sing Hallelujah” by Dr Alban, a Swedish eurodance artist who was trending in the early 90’s. Innovation is one of our cornerstones, and therefore we don’t mind when things get a bit mashed up.
The audience reaction that year was “they brought a Swedish professional rap and dance artist”. That was our then 20 year old member Jennie Lindgren - who is still a Rönninge Show Chorus member and first row singer and dancer today.
This spring, we’re aiming to win the Nordic Championships in order to be able to compete once more in New Orleans in 2019. Who knows, maybe we’ll have a new, innovative mash-up ready by then.
To be continued.... #ronningeshow35yrs