Thursday, 3 September 2020

Online Choir has some wonderful moments.



In the early months of this year, we could not foresee the strangely evolved creature that a community choir would become by September. It's been difficult to get some satisfying singing in while using Zoom.

But our community connection is strong and blossoming. We meet every week on Zoom, and tonight we trialled a new and exciting development - we departed into breakout rooms and rehearsed in sections using the practice recordings which Nicole created this week. And it worked!

This new musical, mental and technical challenge will keep us entertained for a while, working through the parts of all our more complex songs.

Nicole is still creating an episode of Folk Choir Online every week (it's free, just subscribe on the popup form if you aren't already receiving it), with new songs and good warmups, singing opportunities round the world, and links to great performances. And now we are up to Episode 21. You can read it here.

Before the latest round of restrictions on size of gatherings in Queensland, The Folk Choir had a masked singing picnic in the park. What a ray of sunshine to hear all our voices. Keep singing!



Wednesday, 27 May 2020

The Folk Choir's latest online episode.

We have been covidded into being online now for TEN episodes. Here is the latest one, with links in it to all our songs.
The Folk Choir Online.

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

The Folk Choir's gone online for the duration...

Since we stopped meeting in person, due to the restrictions of the Covid19 lockdown, The Folk Choir has gone online and Nicole is making singing videos with parts every week. We have been working on our new songs for this year, and we are moving back through time and revisiting old repertoire as well.
To receive these free videos, join the mailing list here. And keep singing!

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Choir suspended for two weeks due to COVID19.

Dear singers,
I'm so sorry to say choir is suspended for March 19 and March 26, to protect us all while we see how this virus progresses. We will know a lot more, and be able to make the next decision, in a couple of weeks. I will be sending out practice parts and warmups. Don't forget to sing in the shower!
love Nicole

Thursday, 13 February 2020

The Twenty Twenty vision for The Folk Choir!

Hi singers and lovers of folk music,
Welcome to another fine year of singing in harmony and community spirit. The Folk Choir's new term runs 6 February - 2 April, and this term we are starting some great new songs, including the traditional Byker Hill (from Northumberland) and The Ashgrove (Welsh tune, sung in English). We are looking forward to new chorus songs, and we're starting another song that leads us down the rabbit hole of history: Harriet Tubman, by Holly Near.

Join us for a sing soon!

Monday, 28 October 2019

Wow! Our annual concert is this Sunday!

Incredibly, it is time for our yearly party with Brisbane Celtic Fiddle Club. It's our final gig of a busy year which included shows at Neurum Creek Music Festival and at The Bug Acoustic Music Club, and after this concert we are going to sing a lot of chorus songs and older repertoire and just relax into singing at our remaining five choir rehearsals.

But for this Sunday, let us take you on a journey through our most polished stories and harmonies. And we're all looking forward to hearing Fiddle Club's gorgeous tunes, collaborating on a song with them, and having afternoon tea!


Sunday, 25 August 2019

News Flash! The Folk Choir will be performing at Neurum Creek Festival!

Come and hear a set of our latest and our most loved songs including Unst Boat Song, Leave Her Johnny and two other songs about Johnny....!
We are playing on Sunday 15 September on the main stage at 11am.
Here is a link to the Neurum Creek Festival website:
http://www.neurumcreekfestival.com/

See you there!