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Enthusiastic new leader takes HousaTonics through their paces

patricks@lakevillejournal.com
Nicole Thomas, the new director of the HousaTonics, worked out fine points of enunciation the singers as they worked on “Goodnight Sweetheart” last week at a rehearsal in the Congregational Church parish hall. Photo By Patrick L. Sullivan

SALISBURY — The HousaTonics singing group was at its regular rehearsal last Thursday, working on “Goodnight Sweetheart.”

“Doot doot doot,” sang the basses.

“I think we’re going to lose the ‘t’ — at least swallow it,” said the group’s new director, Nicole Thomas.

“For them to swing, we’ve got to stay square,” she said, making a notation on her music as to the transformation of the “doots” to “doos.”

Thomas has been working with the all-male singing group for a month now, and she’s having a good time.

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