Tuesday Rehearsal 5/3

Looking forward to our rehearsal this coming Tuesday 6.45pm for 7pm start. Don’t forget there are a couple of new pieces of music in Repertoire to download/ print. Come along with your smiling singing faces for a new group photo to headline our home page for 2024. πŸ™‚

Date Claimer and more

Saturday afternoon March 16th – mark the date in your calendar as Choirbolical is planning an Afternoon concert of all we’ve learnt so far and having some socializing time. More exciting details to follow and suggestions welcomed!

A thankyou and opportunity. Our wonderful Judy is retiring her much valued contribution to Choirbolical graphics and a big thankyou from all of us. Now the opportunity – if you have an interest or flair (it does not need to be professional!) for designing, we are looking for some new graphics for our choir badges and possibly for programs during the year.

In other news, Choirbolical was represented at a Toowoomba Community ARTS workshop facilitated by Caroline on the weekend. What a wonderful exchange of ideas with clear aspirations for facilitating more advocacy for choirs and other arts groups that offer so much to our community. Congratulations to Caroline on this initiative.

Rehearsal Reminder for this Tuesday

Looking forward to seeing you on 20th February 6.45pm for a 7pm start.

Just a gentle reminder to check the fees under Fees tab and to decide on your payments for 2024- whether they are per rehearsal, term or year.

There are now lots of music and audio files for current members under the Repertoire tab to download, print and practice their parts. If you do not have access please see Andrew at rehearsals.

VOCE – the group of volunteers who keep our choir running smoothly will regularly meet this year after choir rehearsals on the third week of the month. All are welcome to stay and attend. Note – minutes are now available under the new tab if you wish to read.

see you soon for some singing!

Message from Caroline…. gee I hope I did this right?

If you could have a copy of Cantate Hodie so we can start looking at it this week, if not, we will definitely have a look the following rehearsal.

See you Tuesday!

Rehearsal reminder for Tuesday 6th February

Yes that’s right folks – this Tuesday we start our regular rehearsals! 6.45pm for 7pm start. We had an absolutely fabulous Workshop on Saturday with Caroline and Deborah and a great roll up. If you didn’t make it and are joining us on Tuesday – please find music available for you to print under the Repertoire tab. (If you are new and joining up this year and do not yet have access to the members only repertoire page – please see Andrew at rehearsals)

We worked hard, had some laughs and made some beautiful music – thankyou Caroline!

A choir in a community hall with a conductor and an accompanist.

Final Reminder – Workshop this Saturday

Hope to see a lot of happy singing faces this coming Saturday at DeMolay bright and early – 8.30am. Don’t forget pre-payments make it easier on arrival (though cash is ok too), music is provided and bring a plate if you can. See details in previous post.

We are looking forward to the start of a great year of singing with Caroline Ryan and welcome back Deborah as our accompanist. Did you have any favourite music from the last few years? Heads up – we will be surveying you at the Workshop for your Top Ten to include in our ‘have a sing’ repertoire this year! See updates on the website for Rehearsal dates and fees – see you Saturday πŸ™‚

February Workshop 2024

Here are the details for our Choirbolical workshop to start the year.

DATE: Saturday 3rd February

VENUE: De Molay House Margaret Street (next to Parkhouse Cafe)

TIME: Registration: 8.30am /Session One: 9.00am / Morning Tea: 10.15am (regulars – please bring a plate of food to share) / Session Two: 10.45am / Finish: 12.15pm

COST: $25  Pre-payment preferred  –  BSB 633000  Account 120540877 Tag your payment with your NAME. Fee includes all music and a wonderful morning of singing with Caroline Ryan who we are welcoming to Choirbolical in 2024.                                                

New singers are encouraged and most welcome to come along πŸ™‚

Let’s Sing – 2024

It has been a long time between sings BUT we will be back soon! We are welcoming Caroline Ryan to the role of Choirbolical Music Director and look forward to making music with her along with Deborah Meagher as our accompanist.

VOCE – will begin planning our year next Tuesday 23rd Jan – 6.30 pm. This meeting will be held at Eileen’s place. All are welcome – please let Eileen know your attendance on 0407636497 and she will give you address details. Many thanks to Elspeth who has been doing Choirbolical’s finances over the last couple of years and to Rob who has been the back up. As the position is vacant – please consider if you are able to take on this roll.

FEBRUARY WORKSHOP – first event for the year is our Welcome Workshop on Saturday morning February 3rd at DeMolay. This is a good opportunity to invite new singers to come along and try choir. Details to follow next week. Plus start marking your calendars for the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays in school terms.

see you soon!

Happy holidays and news

A very happy Christmas and New Year to all. We’ve had a great year of singing with Natalie, but for those who may not have caught up with news we sadly said our farewells at the final concert for the year. Natalie in true Choirbolical tradition, brought a sense of fun and community to our music making. Please go to repertoire if you have a login to enjoy watching our final concert and thank you to Rob for putting together the You Tube.

In other news – we will be welcoming Caroline Ryan as our musical director in 2024 and look forward to her joining us with her multi-talented musical skills. Deborah will also continue as our accompanist next year which we are very fortunate to have. We are set to have lots of fun in 2024!

Date claimer: Welcome Workshop – Saturday February 3rd. (this is yet to be confirmed with DeMolay, but please pencil the date in & we will let you know asap)

Party & Concert

All who have sung with us in 2023, along with family and friends are invited to our End of Year party & Concert.
This Tuesday 5th Dec
Party – 6pm – bring a plate to share and own cold drinks to party out on the lawn. Tea and coffee provided. (Voce folk – if you can, come a little earlier to set up)

Concert – 7pm – Bring all your music. Let’s enjoy our last sing for the year with Natalie along with Deborah.