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
At our rehearsal tonight – Fields of Gold – a small tribute sung in memory of Shelley Gapp – one of our original ‘Choirbolicals’.
We are looking forward to a new year of singing together. To start the year off here are some initial dates to put in your calendar:
VOCE meeting – Thursday 24th January 6pm @ Park House Cafe – all welcome to join us at the reserved table if you would like to be an active member of this group who will help with the smooth running of choir in 2019.
Find Nov 2018 VOCE minutes in previous post to see how you can help and what we may be looking forward to.
First choir rehearsal – Tuesday 29th January at DeMolay House Margaret St. 6.45pm for a 7pm start – 8.30pm finish.
Early WORKSHOP – proposed date: Sunday 17th February. Details to follow.
See you soon.
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)
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.
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.
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!)
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Don’t forget Singing Workshop this Saturday with Astrid and some fabulous music. ALL interested singing folk WELCOME
De Molay House Margaret Street 10th February
8.30am for a 9.00am start.
10.45am Break (Bring a plate to share)
Approx 1.00pm finish
All welcome to share lunch at Chrissy’s home at Highfields after – get directions on the day. BYO food.
COST: $20 waged/ $10 unwaged.
Payments can be made in cash on the day or Direct Debit to Choirbolical account. Find banking details ( and choir fees hint-hint) under the Fees tab.
Hope to see you there.
Choirbolical February Workshop with Astrid will be held on…
Saturday 10th February 8.30am – 1.30pm @ DeMolay Hall
Cost : $20 waged $10 unwaged
Bring a plate to share for our break
Sorry for the late confirmation, but we have been having trouble finding a suitable venue. Then this week we were notified that our ‘home’ venue is now available. Hooray!! Further details of the Workshop to follow soon. In the meantime spread the word as it is a great opportunity for new singers to come along as we will be starting new repertoire
Don’t forget our first rehearsal for 2018 will be next Tuesday ( a 5th Tuesday) 30th January @ DeMolay Hall Margaret Street 7pm.