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,


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 & 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


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!
please help with the clean up afterwards


M.C: Brian Hensler


 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        


Two rehearsals before 21st May

We have two rehearsals before the 21st May concert and cake at de Molay house, please bring a few friends and a cake.  Please where blue, yellow or white for cancer council colours.  This is a fund raiser for them.

I have recorded some of our last rehearsal on my phone sitting on the keyboard.  This is for everyone to brush up on the songs we will be performing.  It will be under repertoire as it is for our members only.

Keep on walking forward, One Voice, La Basta and Fields of Gold.

There is a performance of Peter and the Wolf – Check it out with – Matt Collins.