About Choirbolical

Choirbolical is a Toowoomba Community Choir. Formed in 2002 following a workshop in 2001 by renowned musical educator, James Cuskelly OAM, 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 7.00pm 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 2024 is Caroline Ryan. Caroline is a music educator and talented performer. She brings to our choir humour and a breadth of musical experience, and a passion for helping people of all ages enjoy being part of community music making.

Past Musical Directors have been Tess Laird (2002-2005); Margaret Muller (2006-2012); Astrid Jorgensen (2013-2019); Carla Trott (2016); Matthew Collins (2019-2020); Morgan Chalmers (2021-2022); Natalie Otto (2023);

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, contemporary music 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 from the website for those who wish to practice their own parts a home. The Repertoire page of the website is unavailable unless registered.  See Andrew at a rehearsal to create your registration. 

Here are some samples of past performances:

Choirbolical Performance Videos

21st Anniversary Choirbolical Spring Sing with Choirbolical & Mass Choir Oct 2022:

“Can’t buy Me Love” & “Ave Verum Corpus” & “Pemulwuy” (Conductors: Astrid Jorgensen & Morgan Chalmers) https://youtu.be/D1VQ6rQTwbE

“Million NIghtingales” & “Wonderful World” (Conductors: Morgan Chalmers & Margaret Muller)  https://youtu.be/dXlzWNzVPuE

“Panis Angelicus” & “Keep Your Lamps” (Conductor – Tess Laird ) https://youtu.be/TyDZVHnksO0

“I’ll Never Find Another You” (Springfield ’64) “You Will Never Have This Day Again” (Astrid Jorgensen ’22) Conductor – Astrid Jorgensen youtu.be/ZE9I8pyqABw

“Every Wounded Bird” (Smith, Haase, Cuskelly) & “Go Well Into The World” (Astrid Jorgensen ’22) Conductor – James Cuskelly     https://youtu.be/ZE9I8pyqABw

2020 Pandemic Virtual Choir with Matt Collins: “Over the Rainbow”

“Ave Verum”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFEItKfNIwA

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 – just come along or contact us via [email protected]

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