We are very fortunate to have a Master Director with not only excellent musical and dramatic talents, but also the skills to motivate and enthuse. Our Tuesday night rehearsals often resemble the atmosphere of an exciting party with friends, and we go home exhilarated. Much of that is attributable to Melody’s own personality, her passion for what we do and her detailed planning that ensures a varied and entertaining evening.
Melody has been a Sweet Adeline since 1990, coming from a background in musical theatre and drama teaching, having performed in and directed many musicals. She got the opportunity to direct SouthCity Harmony in 2000, while still singing Bass on the Greater Auckland risers, and when the position opened up to lead GAC to International competition in Phoenix in 2003, Melody seized the opportunity with both hands and the Chorus has never looked back, going on in Detroit 2004 to have three of the international judges place GAC in the Top Ten.