New Workshop Date

Saturday 19th March will be our delayed but much anticipated workshop to start our year of singing. It will be an earlier start – 8.15am registration for an 8.30 start to 11.15 finish. Hope to see you at DeMolay in a couple of weeks.!! Other details as per previous post.

Workshop to start 2022

When: Saturday 5th March

Where: De Molay Margaret Street

Times; 8.45am Registration (bring your green tick to show & a mask till seated)

9am – 10am – Session One

10am – 10.45am Morning Tea Break outside – bring a small plate to share. Tea/Coffee available or can be purchased at cafes nearby.

10.45am – 11.45am – Session 2

Who: Anyone who would like to join us to start the year singing with Choirbolical and our Musical Director – Morgan Chalmers

Music: See Repertoire tab for one piece and bring if possible. Other music will be provided on the day..

Cost: $15 waged / $10 unwaged. Preferably, pay directly before arriving. See details of BSB number on our FEES tab and tag your deposit with: (Name) – March Sing. Cash payments also accepted.

Please note this will be the only fee for Term One this year as we are having a late start. The following rehearsal dates will be: 15th & 29th March.

Maybe the world will have righted itself from Term 2 – We certainly have a wonderful year of singing planned in this our Anniversary Year with a fabulous weekend planned 22/23October

Hope to see you soon.

Workshop Sat 5th March & VOCE meeting this Tuesday

This is a date claimer to begin our year of singing. A workshop will be held with our musical director Morgan on Saturday morning 5th Match. 9-12 at DeMolay. Covid considerations include a vaccination green tick please, two, one hour singing sessions with a break and a recommendation to wear a mask. More details to follow.
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VOCE will meet this Tuesday 7pm at DeMolay. The specific agenda will be to put together a proposal for our 20th year celebrations in October. Another DATE Claimer!!! 22-23 October. Love to see anyone who would like to be involved.

Time to get singing!

Hello Choirbolical singers… are you missing singing? There is a new song to start the year in Repertoire and Morgan has prepared some practice files to get us started. Please check it out. ‘Crossing the Bar’

And don’t forget Couch Choir with Astrid’s great original song ‘Better from Here’ – submissions are due in 10 days time… so sign up and get learning your part with the practice videos and make a submission! How many Choirbolicals will we see on-screen?

News – Voce minutes

Minutes Voce Meeting 12/1/22

Attending: Rob, Alison, Linda, Lee, Elspeth, Eileen, Marion

1). Finances: Rob presented financial records which were discussed and accepted. Rob indicated he will vacate the role of treasurer. Elspeth offered to take this role on and Rob will provide some assistance as we start the new year. (For the record, we thank Rob for the years of undertaking the treasurer responsibilities.)

2). COVID situation: It was agreed that under the current Qld Health guidelines singing in person is impractical and unwise. Indoor regulations require mask wearing; over a metre distance between people; and verification of full vaccination.

Therefore it was agreed that Choir Rehearsals will not begin in person until at least March.  Prior to the start of in-person rehearsals we will conduct a survey where we will ask people if you wish to return to rehearsals and what your vaccination status is (double vaccinated/booster). This will then be verified once with your green tick on your first return to choir. New choir members will need to verify their vaccination status at the door on their first rehearsal. We do not want to make this an intrusive or uncomfortable process for anyone, but it is a necessary health and safety precaution.

Fees: As there will be a late in-person start to the year, no fees will be required in first term. Those who pay yearly, will pay three quarters of the yearly amount. More details coming.

3) The GOOD NEWS – we intend getting started with music and singing for the year. When we do meet in person again – VOCE agreed for Morgan to arrange a student accompanist to work with us. Look for posts over the next few weeks.

 – Astrid has especially invited us Choirbolicals to her upcoming Couch Choir. It is a paid event $10 and will feature her own composition. See a separate post when it is launched.

– Morgan will be sending out music and tracks to get us started singing along to before we next meet. Expect a post by End of January 🙂

4)  20 Year Anniversary: We have had such lovely greetings and enthusiasm from all our past musical directors – Matt, Astrid, Carla, Margaret, and Tess, as well as James who kicked off Choirbolical with a workshop in Dec 2001 and Morgan who is our Musical Director in 2022.

Put this weekend celebration date into your diary – October 23rd /24th

All welcome to the first planning meeting on Tuesday February 1st – 7.30pm at DeMolay. We will discuss the involvement of past directors, venue, workshops, dinner, concert, as well as other events leading up to this end of year celebration. 

Stay safe and healthy,

Kind regards from VOCE

Welcome to 2022

Happy New Year – hope you have had a splendid festive season and you’re keeping well.
From a brief email around with a few VOCE folk it will be no surprise for you to hear that 2022 Choir rehearsals will not commence in January. Based on QHealth advice, a decision to delay till at least February seems prudent at which time we can reassess our start date. It is disappointing, but it is what it is. VOCE will meet this coming Wednesday 4.30-5.30 at the Queens Park Botanical gardens -near the cannon outdoors and bring a mask. We will do some preliminary planning for our 20 years celebration and discuss the situation. ALL Welcome.

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.