Choirbolical is a Toowoomba Community Choir. Formed in 2002 following a workshop in 2001 by renowned musical educator, James Cuskelly, Choirbolical is a choir for all those who love to sing, with or without musical experience.
Rehearsals – Choirbolical meets on the first and third and fifth Tuesday evenings of each month. 7.00pm – 8.30pm. Gather at 6.45pm for a 7pm start please. Our rehearsal venue is De Molay House, 90 Margaret Street, Toowoomba. This is a non-audition choir and all are welcome to come along and try it out.
The Musical Director for 2019 is Astrid Jorgensen. Astrid is a Brisbane-based conductor, singing teacher, composer, performer and PUB CHOIR director. She drives to Toowoomba for our fortnightly rehearsals and brings a great energy to each and every session. Astrid has a Masters of Music Studies (Jazz Voice) from the QLD Conservatorium of music, and a Graduate Diploma of Secondary Education (Music) and Bachelor of Arts (Music) from the University of Queensland. Astrid regularly arranges and composes original music for Choirbolical, and enjoys challenging the choir with varied repertoire. In Astird’s rehearsals you can expect to sing in foreign languages, learn more about how to best use your voice, and to make new friends and have a laugh!
Musical Director Assistant: In 2018 we welcomed Matt Collins to assist Astrid with rehearsals, and he will continue in that role for 2019. Matt brings a wealth of music choral knowledge to the role.
Past Musical Directors have been Tess Laird (2002-2005); Margaret Muller (2006-2012); Astrid Jorgensen (2013-2015); Carla Trott (2016).
Events and workshops are held annually to inspire those who love to sing and we meet 2 or 3 times a year with other Community choirs to share musical experiences, workshops and joint concerts.
Our Repertoire is wide and varied: canons, folksongs from different cultures, spirituals and choral songs in SATB and SAB. Our aim is to enjoy making music together and under the Music Director’s guidance we continually find new, challenging and inspiring repertoire.
Current music and parts recordings can be accessed for those who wish to practice their own parts a home. N.B.To access the Repertoire page of the website you must first Subscribe THEN register as a user with a Login to view the page. Some sheet music is available at rehearsals.
Fees – Choirbolical is a non-profit organization and fees are paid to cover costs.
VOCE – is a group of Choirbolical members who meet to plan and organize choir events. Everyone is welcome.
Contact us if you think you would like to find the singing voice that is within you – or just come along.