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.


Rehearsal this Tuesday 16th Apr

Our next rehearsal is Tues 16th Apr 6:45 for a 7pm start De Molay House.

Here are just a few of our upcoming events you may wish to put in your diary.

We have a confirmed date/time for our performance at the Christmas Wonderland. Do hope it will suit most members. Have to be mighty quick to get the preferred time.
It’s Sunday 8 Dec at 8.30
I have asked to be notified if the early session becomes available.
A small planning group (Annmarie, Charlotte, Bernie and Pam) have started organising a community concert to raise funds for the Cancer Council.
Instead of it being a Biggest Morning Tea event, ours will be a
Concert and Cake for Cancer
To make it as simple as possible it will be on a rehearsal night and in De Molay House with Astrid and Matt.
       Tuesday 21 May: Concert 7-8pm,
                                    Cost $10 or donation
Jess from the Cancer Council will organise advertising in the Chronicle, is happy to come to explain on the night how funds raised will be used and has given us a kit to use in preparing for it.
Brian has kindly offered to be our MC.
Besides our excellent singing contribution, we have a few other possible performers but would appreciate more suggestions. (Would Jo be prepared to do a solo maybe?) Michelle’s drummers, HAH quartet, Philo small group, Bill Tyers (guitar) are considering it.
Astrid it would be great to have an audience participation number.
Matt you haven’t got a puppet that sings, I suppose?
What would make a fun finale??
We would like choir members to advertise the concert far and wide beforehand, come by 6.30 if possible, wear any combination of blue, yellow and white (C.C. colours) and  provide a delicious cake.
The lighting on the stage in the hall is not good (3 fluoro tubes). How could we improve it? What about the sound??

VOCE minutes with upcoming dates

VOCE MEETING  – 21 March 2019

Present: ?Stewart, Gail, Marion, Chrissie, Di, Kent, Leslie, Rob, Pam

1. Performances 2019:

Following are proposed performances and activities for the rest of 2019.   Astrid & Matt will be asked about their availability on these dates:

a. Sun 7 July, 2 pm Tenterfield – Winter School Big Sing Concert.  Note: Choirbolical members are also welcome to attend the workshop prior to the concert

ACTION: Get numbers and attend – perhaps bus (check with Chris M)

b. UQ Singers Concert – Saturday 13 July, 5-6:3.  Choirbolical will host this as a fund-raising acitivity

ACTION:  Find venue:  Check with Eileen to speak with Mark/Artsworks.   Kent, Leslie & Chris to be sub-committee to organise and keep members informed.

c. Performance:  Cancer Council- propose Tuesday 21stMay, evening (rehearsal night) ACTION:  Pam to check with Cancer Council
d. Jazz Club performance – Friday 13September

ACTION: Check Astrid’s availability Rob

e. Big Sing – Brisbane 27 October
f. Town Hall Concert – Choirbolical Charity Concert –Sun 10th November 2.30 – 4 pm. After costs are covered extra proceeds to go to local charity/community group (yet to be decided).   Other choirs to be invited to perform:  High AltitudeHarmony, VoiceMale, Esk Community Choir, Dalby Choir

ACTION:  Stewart to go ahead and book Town Hall Annex (cost:  $800)

g. Christmas Lights –

ACTION:  Pam to check possible times/dates

2. NZ 2020 – Check with Astrid for dates and proposed activities and then see whether there is sufficient numbers/interest among choir members
3. Finances:  Rob presented financial report.   As there is no Spring Sing this year, which usually raises some funds for the choir, the Town Hall Concert  and the UQ Singers Concerts (see above) will hopefully have a profit to top up the account.
4. Next Meeting: 23 May

Next rehearsal 5th March

Remember it is the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday of each month except Dec.

Be there about 6:45 for a 7pm start De Molay House next to the Park House Cafe.  To access the repertoire you need to click on the Log In link under the word Meta.  Please let us know if you need a password change or have trouble logging in.  Usually someone has a spare copy.

Apologies from me I won’t be there for the next two rehearsals unfortunately.

Warm regards,