Enthusiastic new leader takes HousaTonics through their paces

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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