Rehearsal Reminder

This coming Tuesday 21st is a regular rehearsal 6.45pm for 7pm. It was lovely to present our repertoire so far this year to a very appreciative audience on Sunday. A couple of rehearsals now until Chilly Sing in Stanthorpe so new songs to learn and a little more polishing.

Below are a couple of music events happening in Toowoomba you may be interested in.

Firstly, from our friends at High Altitude Harmony:

Dear Choirbolical,
We are excited to invite you and your singing group to the High Country Harmony Festival, the annual regional convention of Barbershop singers in Queensland, hosted by High Altitude Harmony. This event is a wonderful celebration of A’cappella singing and offers a fantastic opportunity for local talent to shine.

Event Details: Date: May 25th Venue: Highfields Cultural Centre

The day’s activities include:
• Competition (Morning Session)
o Choruses: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
o Quartets: 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
• Concert (Evening Session)
o Time: 7:00 PM
o A concert featuring the winners from the morning competition.


Many of the competitors are striving to qualify for the national competition later this year on the Gold Coast. The performances will range from all-male to mixed and all-female groups, providing a diverse showcase of Barbershop talent.
We would be delighted for your group to attend both the competition and the evening concert. It’s a perfect chance to support your peers, enjoy exceptional performances, and be part of our vibrant singing community.

Ticket Information:
• Adult: $25
• Concession: $20
• Tickets can be booked at: www.trybooking.com/CQVAO


For more details, please see the attached poster.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wkf8dktIxHvH7pfzNzmKwCgs5CdwGYs3/view?usp=sharing

And an evening of Gypsy Jazz coming up in June from Alliance Francaise

Autumn Concert & Afternoon tea

Next Sunday 19th May at St Stephen’s church 2pm.
Singers bring your plate of afternoon tea to the hall where we will warm up our voices at 1.45pm.
Family and friends are most welcome to this short concert to hear some of the music we’ve been working on this year. This will be a warm up for the Stanthorpe Chilly Sing in June 🙂

Check previous posts about parking next Sunday in Neil St. See you there.


Coming up & correction

The first Choirbolical performance for the year is coming up soon and we ‘almost’ sounded performance ready at this week’s rehearsal. It did help that Caroline shared her , performance hints – Heads up! Accept the applause!! and Tell the story with body and song!!! If you didn’t make our last rehearsal – come along next Tuesday 7/5 with music ready: Coffee; Pretty Little Horses; Canta; Riversong.

It is going to be a lovely afternoon with a short concert @ 2pm and long afternoon tea to follow – Sunday May 19th St Stephen’s in Neil Street. Plan to park in St Stephen’s carpark / Redeemer Church carpark or far away as Primary school Eisteddfod is on at the Empire.

Correction: A reminder that it will be good to have numbers for Chilly Sing soon so send your replies to [email protected] BUT the link to the menu has changed in the post. It is now the Bistro menu – so sorry for the confusion & we can sort if it has already been paid for. See previous Chilly Sing posting. It should be a fabulous day – and if you haven’t been to Stanthorpe recently, it’s worth a quick look around & early coffee in one of the many cafes in High Street.

Rehearsal reminder

This coming Tuesday 30/4 is our 5th Tuesday rehearsal 6.45pm at DeMolay for 7pm start, and don’t forget the following week will be our 1st Tuesday rehearsal. Yeh!!

Coming up in May is our get together to socialise and sing on Sunday 19th May 2-5pm. Venue- St Stephen’s opposite the Empire. We never have enough time to just meet and talk at rehearsals so here’s our chance to bring some delicious food to share with a cuppa then have a sing through repertoire we’ve learnt so far this year. Family and friends are most welcome.

Planning to head to the Chilly Sing in Stanthorpe ? See previous post for details. The organisers would love an indication of our numbers soon.

CHILLY SING Details

Here are the details for the workshop and concert coming up on Saturday 8th June 8.30am-3.30pm in Stanthorpe with James Cuskelly and Caroline Ryan.

Please email [email protected] your intention to attend and include your lunchtime order from the menu link below – NM is non-member price. (Drinks purchased on the day).

Reply example: Mary Smith attending Chilly Sing. Lunch order: 1 x Caesar Salad $11 (NM)

Then before the day make a payment to Choirbolical BSB 633000  Account 120540877.

$20 + $11 = $31 Total payment $31 labelled with – Mary Smith Chilly Sing

In an unforeseen change in circumstances, and you are unable to attend and have made a payment please let Lee know 0413025722

MENU:

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AUSTRALIAN VOICES will be in Toowoomba this Sunday 3pm @ St Luke’s Tickets are available here: https://events.humanitix.com/elegy-toowoomba Featuring works by local composers including Margaret Tesch-Muller one of our former musical directors!

Update – it was the most exquisite performance and a tiny audience – next time come along!!

Rehearsal reminder

Our first rehearsal for the term is this coming Tuesday 6.45pm for 7pm start. Look forward to seeing you there. See previous posts for some date claimers coming up. VOCE will meet after the rehearsal and people are most welcome to join us to help organise up coming events.

Please note there is a 5th Tuesday this month so next rehearsals will be 30/4 & 7/5.

Date Claimers coming up

Here are some Choirbolical dates for your calendar.

Sunday 19th May 2-5pm Family & Friends Sing and Social. Time to catch up – St Stephen’s hall and church Neil Street.

Saturday 8th June Chilly Sing Stanthorpe Workshops and Concert. Please indicate your possible attendance at our next rehearsal. P.s. Stanthorpe is a lovely area to visit for a weekend away.

Tuesday 16th April – next rehearsal & VOCE meeting to follow. All welcome.

Looking for some inspiration to practice while we are on a holiday break? Here are two links for you to sing with and remember there are great rehearsal tracks and music under the Repertoire tab.

SAB version!

Rehearsal on Tuesday

Here is your reminder for our rehearsal this Tuesday, 19th March, 6.45pm for a 7pm start. So many great pieces of music with practice recordings for your part and if you do an internet search of title and arrangement, you can find some excellent YouTube recordings to watch and sing-a-long with!

Update

The social concert event suggested for 16th March is CANCELLED or rather being rescheduled we hope for next term. Next rehearsal is 19th March followed by a Voce meeting where we can discuss upcoming events and ideas for a social get together.