Choral News!

Dear Choirbolical members,
Choirbolical is a member of the Australian National Choral Association (ANCA),  Highlights & their Newsletter (below) that might interest you include:
1)  World Symposium on Choral Music 2020, will be held in Auckland, NZ 11 – 18 July 2020. If Choirbolical re interested in attending, Earlybird cut-off date is 31 July 2019
2)  Make Music Day is a free celebration of music making around the world on June 21st 2019.  (this Friday)
3)  ABC Radio Sydney’s Sing Out Sydney to celebrate the joy of singing during Ausmusic Month. Join hundreds of choristers at the Sydney City Recital Hall on Sunday 10th November 2019.

Kind Regards,

Rob

Rehearsal this Tuesday & Tenterfield arrangements.

A reminder that our next rehearsal is this coming Tuesday 18th June 6.45 for a 7pm start. See you there  for a great night of singing.

Please respond by email to Kent if you are planning to go to Tenterfield. See message following from Kent:

We have a 20-seater bus (free) to take us to the Tenterfield “Big Chilly Sing” on Sunday 7 July, departing Toowoomba 7 am (venue to be advised, but there will be parking to leave your car) and returning 5 pm.  Chris Meibusch has kindly offered to be the driver (he is a very experienced bus driver – many football trips).   The workshop – conducted by James Cuskelly and Fay White (a great teacher and composer of songs for community choirs) – starts at 9.30 and then there is a lunch provided and a concert at 2 pm.

 

Can you please confirm with Kent Smith by email – [email protected] – if you are intending to travel on the bus or whether you are going to make your own way there?   Thanks very much”

 

Next Performance & VOCE meeting

“Choirbolical has been invited to perform at the Winter Chill Big Sing in Tenterfield on Sunday 7 July, organised by Queensland Kodaly Choir.  There will be a workshop in the morning for anybody wishing to attend (Fay White and others will be the facilitators) and then a concert at the Tenterfield Town Hall in the early afternoon.   Matt has made himself available.   We need to know numbers very soon to see whether it is viable for us to attend – could you please let us know at the next rehearsal whether you are able to attend?   If there are enough of us one option might be to hire a small bus.    And thanks again to everybody for a wonderful night on Tuesday – the feedback has been all positive.”  Kent.

A VOCE meeting will be held this coming Thursday 30th 6pm at The Parkhouse. All welcome.

Next REHEARSAL will be June 4th at Demolay 6.45 for a 7pm start.

See you there.

Concert Report

What an absolutely fantastic ‘concert and cake’ fund raiser for the Cancer Council we had on Tuesday night (21.5.19) at De Molay House!

The hall and supper room were set up magnificently making it feel warm and welcoming. The skilled and varied performers, including our blue and yellow choir, received an enthusiasticresponse from the 100 or so people in the audience. The array of delicious cakes provided by our talented members made choosing one piece (or two) a very difficult task.

People were very generous.

Entry donations amounted to over $1000 and all 150 raffle squares were sold making an extra $775. With the contribution from the sale of Dan’s postcards and a few sundries we have been able to give the Cancer Council $1832.30.

A very worthwhile contribution to their much appreciated community support!

 

It was sad for us that Astrid was too sick to come but to our good fortune, our extremely talented Matt was available to take over the conducting in his enthusiastic and encouraging way.

 

It was a hugely successful night made possible by everyone in Choirbolical happily contributing with  time and creativity (and delicious cakes) as well as fervent and harmonious singing.

BIG, BIG THANKS to everyone!

A special thanks to the planning group for pulling it together.

REPORT – Pam.

PHOTOS – Stuart

Concert & Cake – cancer fundraiser is here.

Below is the program – Matt has kindly stepped in as Astrid I has flu – (best wishes for a speedy recovery)  take an extra look at One Voice everyone – sopranos – you will be singing the ‘solo’ line. 🙂

It is a 7pm start so come early (6.20-6.30) with those cakes and voices. Hall decorators are setting up at 4pm!

Noel’s songs (we join in) are below if I can attach or check in repertoire.

Concert with a Cuppa and Cake for Cancer

Tuesday 21 May

PROGRAM (COMMENCING AT 7PM SHARP

1. Welcome – including short background info leading into…

2. Brief background of Choirbolical who enter singing“Mother Earth” Further intro about Choirbolical etc.

“One Voice” and “Ya Basta”  Choir to rear of hall.

Cancer Council representatives will speak briefly on how funds raised will be used.

3. Joe K. If the Choirbolical men could join Joe on stage and sing the first chorus with him, could Choirbolical then join in from the back of the hall for the final chorus, which he may sing twice?
4. High Altitude Harmony   10 – 15 minutes
5. Claire Birchley 2 songs
6. Noel Keller 2 original songs with Choirbolical/audience invited  join in choruses.
7. Matt Collins  1 song (+ encores)
8. VoiceMale 3 songs, a cappella

BIG THANKS – Directions for Cuppa and Cake.

Raffle Draw  with Bernie @ 8.30      

 

 

Concert Updates

Thankyou to everyone for your enthusiasm preparing for the Concert & Cake for Cancer event on Tuesday 21st May. Below are some details and the Program

Choirbolical ‘Gals’ – if you’re still keen to do the ‘Mango Mango’ there is an updated version of the words. We are going to meet this Tuesday (14th) 7pm crn Herbert & Kitchener to ‘polish’ our song and actions & bring the makings of your costume if needed. Message for words or details – Marion-0417703794 / Chrissy-0438 401 519

From Pam:
The Concert has been advertised on the Toowoomba City Council website and will be in the Chronicle ‘In Brief’ section sometime soon.
The more people we have attend, the more we’ll raise for the Cancer Council
 
Other info to note:
 
      – setting up the hall will begin at 4pm Tuesday
 
The Concert needs to start at 7pm
      – everyone bring cake (some gluten free) cut and ready to slide onto individual plates by 6.30 – 6.40pm.
      – give cakes to Charlotte and Rebecca in room on right of front door.
      – donations for entry would be welcome
      – encourage friends to purchase raffle tickets (we have 150 squares)  Excellent prizes!!
      – sit in arranged positions at back of hall ready for movement to front corner.
 
Singing without music makes us sound even more terrific!
 
Have fun and make sure your friends do too!
and
please help with the clean up afterwards

PROGRAM

M.C: Brian Hensler

Concert:COMMENCING AT 7PM SHARP

 1. Welcome – including short background info

 2. Choirbolical enter, singing “Mother Earth”

 3. Cancer Council representatives will speak briefly on how funds raised will be used.

 4.  Brief background of Choirbolical who then sing:

“One Voice” and “Ya BastaChoir move to rear of hall.

5. Joe K. ‘Thai Lullaby’ – VoiceMale to join Joe on stage for the first chorus. Choirbolical join in from the back of the hall for the final chorus, may be repeated.

6. High Altitude Harmony on stage;  10 – 15 minutes

7.  Claire Birchley (conductor of Parkinson’s Support Group choir) on stage;  2 songs

8.  Noel Keller  -2 original songs  “When We Were Young”, “Is It Too Much To Ask”   Choirbolical + audience invited to join in choruses.  

9. Astrid Jorgensen  1 song (+ encores!?)

10.  VoiceMale 3 songs, (a cappella)

11. Choirbolical Gals “Mango Mango”

12.  Choirbolical “Fields of Gold” and “Keep on Walking Forward

BIG THANKS – Directions for Cuppa and Cake.

Raffle Draw  with Bernie @ 8.30        

       

VOCE minutes with upcoming dates

VOCE MEETING  – 21 March 2019

Present: ?Stewart, Gail, Marion, Chrissie, Di, Kent, Leslie, Rob, Pam

1. Performances 2019:

Following are proposed performances and activities for the rest of 2019.   Astrid & Matt will be asked about their availability on these dates:

a. Sun 7 July, 2 pm Tenterfield – Winter School Big Sing Concert.  Note: Choirbolical members are also welcome to attend the workshop prior to the concert

ACTION: Get numbers and attend – perhaps bus (check with Chris M)

b. UQ Singers Concert – Saturday 13 July, 5-6:3.  Choirbolical will host this as a fund-raising acitivity

ACTION:  Find venue:  Check with Eileen to speak with Mark/Artsworks.   Kent, Leslie & Chris to be sub-committee to organise and keep members informed.

c. Performance:  Cancer Council- propose Tuesday 21stMay, evening (rehearsal night) ACTION:  Pam to check with Cancer Council
d. Jazz Club performance – Friday 13September

ACTION: Check Astrid’s availability Rob

e. Big Sing – Brisbane 27 October
f. Town Hall Concert – Choirbolical Charity Concert –Sun 10th November 2.30 – 4 pm. After costs are covered extra proceeds to go to local charity/community group (yet to be decided).   Other choirs to be invited to perform:  High AltitudeHarmony, VoiceMale, Esk Community Choir, Dalby Choir

ACTION:  Stewart to go ahead and book Town Hall Annex (cost:  $800)

g. Christmas Lights –

ACTION:  Pam to check possible times/dates

2. NZ 2020 – Check with Astrid for dates and proposed activities and then see whether there is sufficient numbers/interest among choir members
3. Finances:  Rob presented financial report.   As there is no Spring Sing this year, which usually raises some funds for the choir, the Town Hall Concert  and the UQ Singers Concerts (see above) will hopefully have a profit to top up the account.
4. Next Meeting: 23 May