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.


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!)




Reminder Esk Gala 14th Oct

Esk Gala Concert on Sunday 14 October, at the Somerset Civic Centre.

The 3 pieces for the massed choir are –
Why We Sing,    Believe in Life,     Chorus of the Jewish Slaves
Choirbolical will be singing –
The Parting Glass,
Fields of Gold and possibly Thulele Mama  (  the same songs we’ll be singing at the Big Sing 2 weeks later – a perfect extra rehearsal )
The program for 14th Oct:
10.45: Morning tea provided
11.15: Welcome
11.25: Choirs rehearse 3 songs for massed item
12.00 : Lunch break (BYO)
1.30:  Choirbolical’s allocated rehearsal time
2.20: Assemble
2.30:  Concert begins
(Choirbolical is second on the program following the Esk Community Choir.)
4.30: : Finale – Choirs + Orchestra
Afternoon tea provided
if you need a lift or can provide one to someone else.
It takes about 45mins from Toowoomba.

Toowoomba Languages and Cultures Festival

A reminder of details for this Sunday -14 August.
Meet near main entrance Queens Park (side nearest downtown on Hume St) at 10:30am .
First performance approx 10:45am somewhere inside not far from entrance.
Second performance after Mayoral address approx 11:45am. Maybe a third performance to follow. Hoping for good fine weather!

Look at Carla’s posts to see possible songs. (Not Meet me in the Middle)


Choirbolical is looking forward to attending and performing at the BIG SING this Sunday.

The Queensland Kodály Choir and James Cuskelly invite you and your choir to The Big Sing! 2015. This event will again be held at St Aidan’s AGS, Brisbane on Sunday 1st November.

Registration 8.30am / Workshop 9.00 / Morning Tea 10.30/ Workshop 11.00/ Lunch 12.30 / Concert preparation 1.30/ Concert 3.00pm

We are excited to have James Cuskelly as the first presenter and welcome Sandra Milliken as the guest presenter for the second session of the day.

The Big Sing! is an opportunity for community choirs and interested members of the public to come together for a fun and challenging day of singing. No prior knowledge of music literacy is required – just a love of singing. Morning Tea and Lunch are included in the registration fee ($10 for unwaged/concession, $20 for adults) and a concert to showcase the music from the day will commence at 3pm.

Please RSVP via email to [email protected]. Any individual participants are welcome to RSVP before the event, or just turn up the day.


SPRING Sing 2015

Register now for a SPRING SING on Saturday September 12.

Workshop presenters – James Cuskelly & Astrid Jorgensen

Singers of all ages and levels of musical experience are welcome to join a day of music, laughter and learning.

Venue: ARTS Theatre USQ

Registration & cuppa 9.00am

Wonderful workshops, morning tea & lunch

Concert: 2.30pm    – Friends and family welcome (gold coin donation)

Cost: $35 waged   $25 unwaged

More information 0417976098 or reply to this post

Choirs are encouraged to register early and pay as a group prior to the day.

Hobart Festival of Voices

Brook Street Pier

We sang in the streets, we sang at ArtMob gallery, we sang in a dungeon (Battery Point) for a ghost tour, we sang on a bus, we even sang-in the local seal with ‘Come sweet death’ at the Harbour (pictured)!

Choirbolical had a wonderful time singing and being entertained by choirs large and small and a great guide Margaret during our pop-up performances. Thank you Festival of Voices HOBART. We hope to see you again.

Pop-Up Toowoomba Performances and Artworks

An exciting morning of ‘pop-up’ performances will be held on 6th June in the Toowoomba CBD. Meet at the Empire Theatre Neil Street at 10am to warm up the vocal chords and trail around the CBD viewing some of the remarkable ‘First-coat’ artworks while we sing in the streets.

Don’t forget to let friends and family know so they can walk with us or find us along the way. Proposed route is:

1. Viewing artworks on the way to our first sing at the Village Green adjacent to the Regional Art Gallery 10.15am

2. Artworks and singing  near Ground-up in Searles Lane around 10.45

3. Weave around the lanes to Bon Amici in Margaret Street – singing on a small stage from 11.30am.  Stay on for some lunch and further walking to view other new artworks if you wish.

The Pop-Ups are designed to give our local community a taste of the Pop-up performances we will be doing in Hobart’s Festival of Voices

Big Sing 2008

What a great day was had by all at the Big Sing at Stuartholme on Sunday. We enjoyed the workshops with James and Claire and the concert in the afternoon was well received. Choirbolical’s performance was fantastic with great conducting by Margaret on shaky legs. We’re already looking forward to next year – hopefully at the same relaxing venue

Relaxing over lunch Jason giving us a quick rehearsalChoirbolical performanceAll choirs