WORKSHOP this coming Saturday! February 4th

Saturday 4th Feb 8.30am registration for 9am to 12.30pm.

The music is printed and Natalie ready to meet Choirbolicals new and old! Working alongside Natalie for this workshop will be accompanist – Deborah Meagher. So we extend a warm welcome to Choirbolical community choir and look forward to another fabulous year of singing.

Regular Choirbolicals – please bring a plate to share for morning tea and feel free to share the flyer widely. We are looking forward to a great year of singing!! $25 pre-payment welcomed (Add your name: Choirbolical – BSB 633000  Account 120540877)

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February 4th WORKSHOP

Here are all the details for our first workshop for the year on Saturday 4th Feb 8.30am registration for 9am to 12.30pm. Regular Choirbolicals – please bring a plate to share for morning tea and feel free to share the flyer widely. We are looking forward to a great year of singing!! $25 pre-payment welcomed (Add your name: Choirbolical – BSB 633000  Account 120540877)

VOCE 2023 planning

A VOCE planning meeting is coming up this Wednesday 11th Jan at 10am at the cafe – ‘Another Life and Wares’ Bellevue Street. anotherlifecoffee.com.au

All Choirbolical singers who are interested in helping in any way big or small during the upcoming year are encouraged to come along. If you are around, we would love to see you. The agenda includes:

1) Welcome to our new musical director for 2023

2) Rehearsal dates and possible performances

3) Finances, communications & organizational roles

3) Planning for February 4th Workshop

Can’t make it and would like to help out during the year – please let someone know as it is great to know the people we can call on to help our community choir run smoothly.

Happy New Year to everyone!! See you soon.

Choir break-up

Coming up this

This Tuesday 20th Dec – Final Choir night – Break-up and Farewells – 6.00pm for Drinks & bring a plate to share (tea & coffee provided). 7:00pm Sing for ourselves – finishing the year with a sing through selected repertoire from the past year or two (please bring music from the last two years including Shackleton which I’m sure we will nail and perform in a night!! ) Family & friends are most welcome to join us.

2022 Farewell – After two challenging (think of all the Covid hesitancy and restrictions), wonderful years with Morgan as our musical director, he has decided to move on and focus on a new teaching position and study.  We wish Morgan all the very best and thank him enormously for sharing his love of music. We will also be farewelling Eligh who has been playing piano for us during the year, as he is moving to study in Brisbane!

2023 Where to next for Choirbolical? Some of you will remember Natalie Otto accompanied us at the end of 2021. This year Natalie has taken time out to travel with her family around Australia, but will be returning to Toowoomba in the new year and we are excited to welcome her to be our Choirbolical musical director for 2023. 

FEBRUARY WORKSHOP – please put Feb 4th – 9am-12pm with lunch to follow on your 2023 calendar. This is always a great way to start our year of singing and good to invite anyone interested in singing with us to come along. Details will follow in the new year.

VOCE – this is a group of people who are willing to help with the many tasks that keep our choir running smoothly. Our first meeting for the year will be held Wednesday Jan 11th10am. It will be a great opportunity to meet Natalie and to discuss ideas for the year. All are most welcome – the more people the better! Again, details will follow.

A happy Christmas holiday time to all.

Jazz Performance this Friday

Morgan put his magic spell on us again at rehearsals tonight and the small group of us that can make it to the Jazz club this Friday will be singing: Wonderful World; Lovely Day; and Comes Love. Thankyou also to Eligh for his part in rehearsing! And to our soloists Josh & Kathryn 🙂

Friday 9th Dec – JAZZ CLUB performance. approx.8:15pm  We are the ‘interval act’ for an evening of Jazz music by the Paul Hendon band – Rhythm Plus

Where: RINK 46 – formerly Drayton Bowls Club – crn Gipps and Ball St Drayton. Music starts at 7:30pm. Meals are available from 5:30pm.

Those arriving early – mention you are Choirbolical – as tables will be set aside for those booked for whole evening, (including those who want to go early for a meal) $15 entry.

Folk arriving later to perform – meet in the carpark at 7.50pm for a warm-up sing. We will perform at approx. 8.15pm. (No cost if just performing)

Changed your mind and want to come for the evening- bookings are essential and can be made by texting Michelle Alroe (0408282007) by Thursday (mention Choirbolical)

With the current amber status for covid – masks are quite acceptable, you may wish to wear & remove just for performance. See you there.

Practice files available…

If you were at Choir on Tuesday you will be looking for practice files to learn the lovely “Comes Love” ready for Jazz club performance. If you plan to join us check out the song under repertoire.

See you next Tuesday 6th December – 7.30pm start. Don’t forget to confirm if you are coming to Jazz by next rehearsal. See options in previous post.

PLUS – here are some community singing events that might interest you:

  1. SING for a CURE https://cpaus.force.com/artists/s/project/a2E9q000000BCuXEAW/play-it-forward-sing-for-a-cure-2023

2. And an invitation from the Empire Theatre:

Next year we are inviting the fabulous Jonathon Welch to Toowoomba to conduct workshops and rehearsals for a Combined Community Choir Project and I wanted you all to be the first to hear about it!

https://www.empiretheatre.com.au/event/1144/a-world-of-our-own

End of Year rehearsals & events

Here is what is happening to end our Choirbolical year!

Tuesday 29th – this coming Tuesday rehearsal 7.30pm (ready for Jazz club). Find a Jazz Club attendance form at the door – we need to let the organisers know our numbers a few days before. Options: 1. Coming only for performance (no charge) 8.15pm (warm up 8pm in carpark if fine) ; 2. Staying the whole evening (discounted $15) ; or 3. + additional friends or family attending for the evening (discounted $15). Marion will forward the tentative numbers Dec 2nd and confirm after 6th (text 0419718297 if you can’t make rehearsal but intend coming)

Tuesday 6th Dec – rehearsal 7.30pm – Final numbers for Jazz club.

Friday 9th Dec – JAZZ CLUB performance. 8:15pm (8pm warm up in the carpark if fine!) We are the ‘interval act’ for an evening of Jazz music by the Paul Hendon band – Rhythm Plus. N.B. the new venue: RINK 46 – formerly Drayton Bowls Club – crn Gipps and Ball St Drayton. Music starts at 7:30pm. Excellent meals are available from 5:30pm. Choir music – Lovely Day & Wonderful World +…

Tuesday 20th Dec – Final Choir night – 6.00pm for Drinks & bring a plate to share. 7:00pm Sing for ourselves – finishing the year with a sing through selected repertoire from the past year or two. Family & friends welcome to join us.

Rehearsal this Tuesday and events

This coming Tuesday 15th Nov 7.30-8.30 will be a rehearsal with Eligh running us through current repertoire (Morgan is away). This is in preparation for our Jazz Club performance on December 9th.

CONCERT: Australia Voices are once again in Toowoomba this coming Saturday 19th Nov. 3pm and Margaret Muller will be there. A concert not to be missed!! Tickets are at the door or check out here: http://www.theaustralianvoices.com/concerts/

PODCAST: Astrid couldn’t help mentioning us Choirbolical’s in a recent podcast so check this out too:

‘Pub Choir — beer, singing and Kate Bush’ with the ABC listen app


https://abclisten.page.link/YHQyNbStYX4SrZUM8

ALSO… Rob has kindly edited all our performances from the Spring Sing and put them on YouTube links – so go on over to the Repertoire tab, login and have a watch. THANKYOU Rob!

AND finally…. Voce – the group of people who keep Choirbolical running smoothly will meet at 6.15pm this coming Tuesday to begin preparations for 2023. If you think you would like to be part of VOCE in 2023 please feel free to come along.

Rehearsal this Tuesday

Wow what a performance we put on at our 21st concert and hope you enjoyed a full weekend of singing!
This Tuesday 1st Nov is a regular rehearsal with Morgan 7.15pm for 7.30 start. Just 4 rehearsals until our Jazz Club performance on Friday Dec 9th (pop it on your calendar).
Enjoy the fine weather and sunshine at last – puts a happy song in your soul:)

If you are reading this today Tuesday – there is a new piece of music under repertoire.