End-of-Year Celebration

Join us this coming Tuesday 7th Dec as we celebrate a year of singing with Choirbolical. If you have sung with us even once this year + Friends & Families – do come along and join us: 6pm – bring a plate to share and own drinks out on the lawn at DeMolay. Then approx 7pm join us for a concert & singing in the hall. Fingers crossed for fine weather – if not find us in the hall at 6pm.

If you can come along earlier to help set up from 5.30pm, it would be most appreciated.

Rehearsals & End-of-year invitation

2021 is nearly over folks and what a wonderful year of singing with Morgan, through covid obstacles. There is a rehearsal this coming Tuesday 30th – a fifth Tuesday at usual time and place. 6.45pm for 7pm. Bring all your music from the year and expect singing surprises.
End of year Party and sing along will be the following Tuesday evening 7/12/21 Bring a plate to share on the lawn and your own drinks – 6pm. Invitation is extended to all friends and family to join us for both the food and the following concert & sing-a-long starting about 7pm.
Looking forward to seeing old Choirbolicals and new soon.

Rehearsal Tuesday

A reminder that we have a rehearsal on this Tuesday 16/11. It was great to see so many of us at the Jazz club enjoying ourselves on Friday night and by all accounts our music was enjoyed by all.
A VOCE meeting will also be held before the rehearsal 6pm to discuss end of year break-up and sing on the final night 9/12. More details to come but put it in your diary. Also importantly, 2022 planning ahead will be discussed!

Park rehearsal & JAZZ club performance

This Sunday 4.30pm Practice in the Botanical Gardens park near cannon if fine. If raining, Rob has offered his place – 19/80 Margaret St “The Parks” – enter from Lindsay St.

The Jazz Club organisers need to know how many Choirbolical performers and their guests will stay on after our performance so they can organise seating. Could you please email or see Rob by Sunday evening with the following (if you haven’t already!) [email protected]

(Name): I will / will not be staying after our choir performance with (how many) guests.

Remember: 7.15pm rehearsal – NTH TOOWOOMBA BOWLS CLUB, Corner of Lemnos and Elworthy Sts. If you are coming at 6pm for dinner, please book directly with the caterers below.


Bookings essential – pl msg Sarah 

M 0413166972 or E [email protected] 


  • Beef Lasagne home made with chips and salad $16
  • Chicken Kiev classic with chips and salad $19
  • Slow cooked Pork ribs with BBQ Bourbon sauce, Mash and veg $24
  • Caesar salad with crispy bacon and a poached egg $18
  • Poached salmon, mash, seasonal greens and dill sauce $22

Dessert – $5

  • Chocolate cheesecake with ice cream 
  • Pavlova with fresh whipped cream and berries

N.B. Vegetarian Options available on request.

Rehearsal &Jazz club performance

This coming Tuesday 2/11 is a rehearsal at deMolay. 6.45 for 7pm start. The following Sunday 7/11 –  a practice in the park for those who can make it – 4.30pm usual place somewhere near the cannon at Botanical Gardens. 

JAZZ Club performance is Friday night 12/11. North Toowoomba Bowls Club Lemnos St.  Choirbolical is the interval act for the main band – The Stephen Henry Quartet. 

Choir warm up – 7.15pm

Band starts – 7.45pm 

Choirbolical performance – 8.45pm Please indicate your attendance & how many family or friends are coming at this Tuesday’s rehearsal or email Rob  [email protected] 

Note: performers and their guests are being given a special half price entry fee – $10 It will be a great night!

Voce minutes & forward planning.


Present: Alison, Elspeth, Linda, Lee, Marion, Rob

Apologies: Chrissie R, Chrissie R, Morgan

  • Financials. Presented by Rob. Some folks still have a credit from cancelled Chilli Sing as we end the year so we would love you to carry that over to deduct from next year’s fees.  Anyone who wants to know more see Rob. 
  • Spring Sing. Financials being finalised but pleased to report that Spring Sing broke even. Thank-you to Elspeth who prepared the online forms for registrations and managed the payments. Review: Linda reported many positives – scheduling great, food packs; excellent presenters – thankyou to Graeme & Morgan for the musical challenges; photography and video was not organised and worth considering next time; venue – great facilities except for sound quality; coffee van Second Shot – happy with day; Communication/marketing – challenging to get an answer so might be strategic to get a response eg poll with yes/no; signage – need a second pole for 2nd banner. Advertising/name tags fabulous and thank-you to Judy. Finally a big thankyou to Linda & Lee and others in the team that worked tirelessly to bring together a great Spring Sing day.
  • End-of-Year.
    Rehearsals: 2/11;16/11/; 30/11; 7/12. 
  • Events Jazz Club performance Friday night 12/11/21   
  • Jazz performance- details to be posted soon. Need to confirm accompanist for performance etc with Morgan.                       End of year Breakup Event to celebrate a great year and to sing through all our repertoire. At final rehearsal 7/12. – 6pm bring a plate to share & own drinks to have on the lawn beside DeMolay. 7.30 a Sing-in-the-Round with family and friends. Cuppa to finish. 
    – Musical director – Morgan to continue in the role in 2022 if available and we will welcome his ongoing enthusiasm, education and love of music. 
  • – 20Years of Choirbolical in 2022. Suggested celebration – past musical directors asked to choose a piece of favourite music from our time with them. Possibly send a  teaching video or come for one introductory rehearsal then we will continue to rehearse through the year (including some park sings). Invitation to everyone who has sung with Choirbolical past and present to be part of the ongoing celebration. Set a date in September for a 20years Concert! 
  • February 5th 2022 – Summer Workshop with Morgan if available. To book DeMolay. 
  • Looking forward to next year already!!! But meantime more singing this year. And a big welcome to all our new singers 🙂

Voce & a concert

This Tuesday is a VOCE meeting 6pm to wrap up 2021 (including reviewing Spring Sing/ upcoming Jazz Club performance/ end of year ) plus some forward planning for 2022 – our 20th year of Choirbolical – all welcome. It is at Rob’s place – please email him your attendance and he will forward agenda and address details. [email protected]

Thank-you to Eileen who has forwarded details of a concert coming up this Sunday.

Toowoomba Strings will present “Youth Concerto 2021”, a fundraiser concert at St Luke’s Church on Sunday October 31st at 3.00pm. Fine string music for all!

This delightful program features well-loved works, including Handel Concerto Grosso for strings, Telemann’s much loved Viola Concerto in G, Concerti by Beriot and Seitz as well as Colourful Music for Strings.   Our talented musicians will again be performing in order to raise funds for families living with Leukaemia.


Sunday 31 October 2021 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM (UTC+11)


St Luke’s Anglican Church
152 Herries Street, Toowoomba QLD 4350


Click the below link to order tickets for YOUTH CONCERTO 2021


4 events coming up!

  1. Spring Sing. This Saturday from 8.30am at Highfields SS for workshop singers and 2.45pm for the Concert goers. See you there 🙂

2) SPRING FUNDRAISING CONCERT VoiceMale ensemble invites you to a concert –
2 pm Sunday 17 October
West Toowoomba Community Church Auditorium, 100 Glenvale Road, Toowoomba
All proceeds in support of PROTEA PLACE WOMEN’S SUPPORT CENTRE
Fee: Small (or larger) denomination notes as a donation

3) A French Singing workshopIntroduction to French chanson. Thurs 28 October 5.30-6:30pm

Location: Armitage Centre 54-56 Neil Street Toowoomba

Embark on a journey through French songs of the 20th century! Born in France and of Spanish-Sephardic heritage, Pauline Maudy will facilitate a uplifting vocal workshop for beginners and experienced singers. Pauline teaches French songs and harmonies to singers of all levels of experience and quickly gets you to sing together with ease. Hear stories of French singers and songwriters such as Piaf, Brassens and Gainsbourg, learn French lyrics, sing along with Pauline and the band’s wonderful instrumentalists and perform with the band during the Take Me to Paris show at the Armitage Centre.

To participate in the workshop please fill in this registration form:


For more info about Take Me to Paris, the show visit:


4) Choirbolical performance at Toowoomba Jazz Club

Date claimer: Friday evening November 12th. We will be the interlude entertainment around 8.30pm. Bookings are essential so details will be sent out soon on how to book a table for you and friends or family for the whole evening with The Stephen Henry Band or arrangements if you are coming between 8-9pm for just the warm-up and performance.

Park Sing, Registrations & Rehearsal

Join us for a Park Sing on Monday Oct 4th (Queen’s Birthday holiday!) 4.30pm- 5.30pm at Botanical Gardens on a grassy spot near cannon. Bring all music.
A reminder that today 30th September Registrations for SPRING SING are due. See: Events tab or below.
Tuesday Rehearsal – this coming Tuesday Oct 5th. 6.45 for 7 start.

SPRING SING – Fill out your details to register & pay: Choirbolical Spring Sing BSB 633000  Account 120540877 (Choirbolical folk – remember you may have a credit from cancelled Tenterfield event) 

Individual Registration:   docs.google.com/…FFslULx3PKI7FhA/viewform    N.B individual registration automatically emails your registration.

Group Registration:   2021 Group Spring Sing Registration Spring-Sing2021-Flyer2  N.B. the group registration will need to be downloaded and emailed to the address on form.