YES, Choir is on this week [Thursday 19 March 2020]
We wanted to let you know what’s happening with our choir during these uncertain times.
Cancelled performance + last weeks of Term 1, 2020
Sadly, ANZAC public services are cancelled, which means our performance is too.
However, that doesn’t mean choir is cancelled. The plan is to safely come together, at least for this week, to sing with Erin conducting. It might be the last time we’re able to for this term* at least (which only had 3 weeks left), and maybe for a while.
Current government advice around gatherings is that groups of our size is not (yet) restricted. The present limit is for gatherings of more than 500 people.
Our proposal is that those of you who can, meet this Thursday – usual place and time – but with some modifications. We’ll:
- Provide additional hygiene measures including providing hand sanitisers, soap and paper hand towels, for use on arrival and as needed;
- Organise use of the all enabling us all extra space for ‘social-distancing’, rather than our usual practice room;
- Take care when handling shared objects such as furniture, refreshments etc.
We think it’s important to try keep the choir an option for as long as possible because we know that choir is more than singing and socialising. It can be a high point in the week, and generally important for health and mental well-being.
Future choir plans
We’re working to ensure the choir continues well past the present circumstances, and so we’ve already started planning for later in the year. This is what’s (hopefully) in store:
- Singing workshop: 13 or 14 June
- Term 4 starts: 8 October
- PeerSing (us and 5 other choirs) sing together: 7 November
- Xmas concert: 6 December
Everyone will hear from us about these plans in the next month or so.
Let us know if you can make it along. If you decide not to come to choir this week we’ll certainly understand, we will miss you, and hope to see you in the near future.
To everyone we say ‘Good health’.
Gabi, Geraldine, Kathy, Maria, Peta, Renee.
Christmas performances a success!
Friday 5 – 7pm 6 December 2019 – We were thrilled to be invited to sing at the Moorooka Lion’s Christmas Lights event. Despite the wild winds we entertained locals with the kids bopping away and locals joining in with a few of our most popular carols.
Sunday 2 – 4pm 8 December 2019 – We had a terrific time singing a full house for our Christmas Concert and drought fund raiser. Thank you to support from the Lord Mayor’s Community Development fund, local Councillor Steve Griffiths and Ward Office staff, The CAGE Ukulele Group and New Voices Choir.
And thanks to the generosity of all who attended, we raised $1400 for the Queensland Country Women’s Association Disaster Relief Fund.
Download our Christmas flyer
We have a new Choir Leader
Erin Murphy. The choir is looking forward to working with Erin as she leads us in a new direction. We were sad to see Robert Dryden, our previous Choir leader move on to other things. But he has given so much to the choir in terms of nurturing us and making choir nights so much fun.
The choir is always changing and evolving. COME JOIN US!