Two more rehearsals this month 16th and 30th July

Two more rehearsals this month 16th and 30th July.  Meeting 6:45 pm for a 7pm start at De Molay House.

Tenterfield on Sunday 7th July was wonderful “The Chilly Sing”.  Make sure you come next year.  We learned some fabulous songs.  Thanks to all the organisers.  Chris Meibush has posted some videos of our concert on the “Just us Choirbolical” facebook page, remember you can’ t share these unless you get permission.  Let Chris know if you don’t have access and he will invite you.

Happy singing, Lesley



Choral News!

Dear Choirbolical members,
Choirbolical is a member of the Australian National Choral Association (ANCA),  Highlights & their Newsletter (below) that might interest you include:
1)  World Symposium on Choral Music 2020, will be held in Auckland, NZ 11 – 18 July 2020. If Choirbolical re interested in attending, Earlybird cut-off date is 31 July 2019
2)  Make Music Day is a free celebration of music making around the world on June 21st 2019.  (this Friday)
3)  ABC Radio Sydney’s Sing Out Sydney to celebrate the joy of singing during Ausmusic Month. Join hundreds of choristers at the Sydney City Recital Hall on Sunday 10th November 2019.

Kind Regards,


Rehearsal this Tuesday & Tenterfield arrangements.

A reminder that our next rehearsal is this coming Tuesday 18th June 6.45 for a 7pm start. See you there  for a great night of singing.

Please respond by email to Kent if you are planning to go to Tenterfield. See message following from Kent:

We have a 20-seater bus (free) to take us to the Tenterfield “Big Chilly Sing” on Sunday 7 July, departing Toowoomba 7 am (venue to be advised, but there will be parking to leave your car) and returning 5 pm.  Chris Meibusch has kindly offered to be the driver (he is a very experienced bus driver – many football trips).   The workshop – conducted by James Cuskelly and Fay White (a great teacher and composer of songs for community choirs) – starts at 9.30 and then there is a lunch provided and a concert at 2 pm.


Can you please confirm with Kent Smith by email – [email protected] – if you are intending to travel on the bus or whether you are going to make your own way there?   Thanks very much”


Next Performance & VOCE meeting

“Choirbolical has been invited to perform at the Winter Chill Big Sing in Tenterfield on Sunday 7 July, organised by Queensland Kodaly Choir.  There will be a workshop in the morning for anybody wishing to attend (Fay White and others will be the facilitators) and then a concert at the Tenterfield Town Hall in the early afternoon.   Matt has made himself available.   We need to know numbers very soon to see whether it is viable for us to attend – could you please let us know at the next rehearsal whether you are able to attend?   If there are enough of us one option might be to hire a small bus.    And thanks again to everybody for a wonderful night on Tuesday – the feedback has been all positive.”  Kent.

A VOCE meeting will be held this coming Thursday 30th 6pm at The Parkhouse. All welcome.

Next REHEARSAL will be June 4th at Demolay 6.45 for a 7pm start.

See you there.

Concert Report

What an absolutely fantastic ‘concert and cake’ fund raiser for the Cancer Council we had on Tuesday night (21.5.19) at De Molay House!

The hall and supper room were set up magnificently making it feel warm and welcoming. The skilled and varied performers, including our blue and yellow choir, received an enthusiasticresponse from the 100 or so people in the audience. The array of delicious cakes provided by our talented members made choosing one piece (or two) a very difficult task.

People were very generous.

Entry donations amounted to over $1000 and all 150 raffle squares were sold making an extra $775. With the contribution from the sale of Dan’s postcards and a few sundries we have been able to give the Cancer Council $1832.30.

A very worthwhile contribution to their much appreciated community support!


It was sad for us that Astrid was too sick to come but to our good fortune, our extremely talented Matt was available to take over the conducting in his enthusiastic and encouraging way.


It was a hugely successful night made possible by everyone in Choirbolical happily contributing with  time and creativity (and delicious cakes) as well as fervent and harmonious singing.

BIG, BIG THANKS to everyone!

A special thanks to the planning group for pulling it together.


PHOTOS – Stuart