Thank-you from Esk

You may be interested in this email from Esk Community Choir thanking Choirbolical for being part of their 40th year anniversary.

Hello folks,

Firstly, thanks so much for coming to Esk and sharing the day with us on the 14th Oct. It was a great event and the audience absolutely loved every minute.

We have done a story with photos on our blog and you can see this by clicking on the link below

http://eskcommunitychoir.blogspot.com/

Cheers for now

Kathie

 

End of Year Social Event

Choirbolical is having dinner out!!

Where: El Attar Middle Eastern Grill – 34A Neil Street, Toowoomba

When: Friday, 16 November @ 6pm

What: Banquet – served buffet style (dessert & drinks not included but can be purchased)

Drinks: BYO

Cost: $35/person to be paid before the night (Cash to Catherine at rehearsals or direct deposit preferred – add appropriate reference – find BSB under Fees tab.

RSVP: add your name to list at rehearsals or contact Gail by 12th November (0427920559  or [email protected])

Partners are warmly welcomed – come along to see a screening of this year’s Spring Sing photos.

 

Big Sing

Here are the details of our next performance – The Big Sing

When: Sunday 28th October 2018

Where: St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School – Christine Hartland Centre. 11 Ruthven St, Corinna, Brisbane.

Timetable: 

8.30 Registration

9.00 Workshop 1 – James Cuskelly

10.30 Morning Tea (provided)

11.00 Workshop 2 – Kelly Shepard (guest presenter form USA)

12.30 Lunch provided

1.30 Concert Preparation

2.30 Concert – Massed and community choirs – audience welcome ($5).

Cost: $20 adult, $10 concession/ unwaged – includes music, meals and concert – Cash only at the door

Registration: we need to confirm choirbolical numbers attending by 21st October. Please confirm your attendance by replying with a message to this post so QKC can organise music and food.   (If you forget to/can’t reply – don’t worry QKC are happy if you turn up on the day)  Please indicate vegetarian/ gluten-free requirements if required in your reply.

Choirbolical performing: Parting Glass & Fields of Gold  (sounding fabulous – thank-you Astrid for our thorough preparation!)

 

 

 

Rehearsal Reminder

A reminder that we have a rehearsal this Tuesday 15th May.  6.45pm for 7 at DeMolay.

For those who were able to make the Jazz performance on Friday night – what a great night with the audience most impressed with our performance and Astrid and the Steven Henry Quartet treating us to some amazing jazz.

 

Jazz Friday

Astrid will be up in Toowoomba early so would love a warm up and run through the songs with us before the night gets started. If you can make it come at 7pm to the Bowls club car park in Elworthy Street – bring a coat in case we have to use the car park!! Should be a good night of music. Cheers Marion.

P.S a big Thankyou to Matt for rehearsing with us on Tuesday night – and adding a bit of performance polish with great skill and good humour!

Jazz & Extra Rehearsal

Jazz Club event is on next Friday 11th May – so anyone who is intending coming and would like another run through our songs you are invited to Brian and Dia’s  7pm this coming Tuesday – 8th.

Music – Love’s in Need,  Fields of Gold,  Weather With You, They’re Red Hot (google Moira Smiley)

Friday 11th – Jazz kicks off after 7.30pm at the North Toowoomba Bowls Club (Elworthy Street Harlaxton) with the Steven Henry Quartet. We will be singing in the first break after 8.30pm but encourage you to enjoy the whole night. http://www.toowoombajazz.com/index.php/11-coming-events/130-11-may-2018-stephen-henry-quartet.html

On another note – what a fabulous night singing our lungs out at PUB CHOIR Toowoomba – Thankyou ASTRID – may the 4th be always with you.

Practice this Tuesday

Another do-it-ourselves practice tomorrow – Tuesday. 7pm @deMolay House.

It was a great practice last week. Thankyou to CUA for the space and a big thankyou  to Melinda last Tuesday for patiently playing parts of The Weather With You, for us to record. (I haven’t yet worked out how to load these files ).

To assist learning parts and the words without music try an internet (YouTube)search for the following.

Fields of Gold – Albright Concert Choir

Route 66 – Manhattan Transfer 2008

Hope everyone has had an enjoyable Easter break. See you Tuesday. Marion

 

Do-it-ourselves practice

There will be two opportunities for Do-it-ourselves practices to learn notes and words over the next two Tuesdays for the following music:

  • Love’s in Need
  • The Weather You
  • Route 66
  • Fields of Gold

This Tuesday 27th March 6.00pm to 7.30pm @ CUA crn Ruthven St & Waltons Stores Lane

Next Tuesday 3rd April usual time 7.00pm to 8.30pm @ deMolay.

We hope to give people a chance to record their parts so bring your phone or recording device if you wish.

See you there.

P.s. Congratulations to Astrid with the excellent review of ‘Your the Voice’ pubchoir in The Australian on the weekend. And don’t forget Pubchoir is coming to Toowoomba 4th May so start inviting everyone you know!

Toowoomba Combined Choirs Event

Choirbolical members may be interested in this event being held in Toowoomba on August 11th.

Registration is available with the link below:

Two works have been chosen for the 2018 Toowoomba Combined choirs event. The first is Ralph Vaughan-Wiliams’ Dona Nobis Pacem. The second work is something very close to home, a cantata called It is Well with My Soul

The basic format is that choirs (or individuals) practice on their own (rehearsal tracks will also be provided) then the combined group comes together for 2 rehearsals (Saturday 4th August and Thursday night 9th) and then the performance on the 11th August. The rehearsals and performance are to be held at St Luke’s Church (Cnr Herries and Ruthven Sts).

There is a cost of $20 per participant to cover the cost of the scores. Ideally, we would need registrations complete by 31st March. There are two options to register. You can direct your choristers to the link below and then can fill out the online form, or if you wish to coordinate on their behalf I have attached a form you can submit for group registration.

https://www.ascentvocalstudio.com/tascc

Choir Rehearsal Tonight

All welcome to come and enjoy singing at choir rehearsal tonight – Tuesday 6th March. 6.45pm for a 7pm start. Remember you are welcome to make recordings on your phone to practice with at home.

Spring Sing committee to meet following rehearsal tonight.

Our first performance for the year will be Friday evening May 11th at the Toowoomba Jazz Club – put it in your diary.

VOCE minutes available in posting below.