The Folk Choir

The Folk Choir

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!

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

New term starts on Thursday 25 July.

We are starting our Midwinter to Spring term, and working on a set of great songs which we will perform at The Bug on October 22.

It's going to be great, hop in!

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

It's the end of the Autumn term. And what a term!

We have worked hard at some complicated arrangements and now all our simpler songs feel a lot easier! Huge thanks to George Papavgeris for welcoming us to sing his song "Johnny Don't Go Walking With The Fishes", which we have thoroughly enjoyed. Nicole put the chorus arrangement together for the Bribie Island choir camp early in the year, and completed the verse arrangements especially for The Folk Choir.

We are now at the end of the term. After the rehearsal on Thursday 4 July, we have two weeks off, then we're back into it on Thursday 25 July, preparing for our feature spot performing at The Bug Music Club on 22 October.

Here are some lovely pictures of us at The Peer Sing in June, with thanks to Rosalind Perry.


Friday, 5 October 2018

Last Term for 2018 starts on Thursday 11 October - and what a term!

It's time to come back and sing! New term starts on Thursday 11 October, 7.15pm - 8.45pm, and runs for 9 weeks.

It's going to be an action-packed term. Here are the events coming up:
11 October - Term starts
13 October - for choir members who have volunteered - first Toowoomba rehearsal for Queensland Music Festival show Voices of Remembrance.
20 October - we are performing in the Peer Sing, New Farm School, 1 - 4pm, drinks afterwards.
8/9 November - for choir members who have volunteered - final rehearsals and performance at the Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, of Voices of Remembrance.
11 November - The Folk Choir is performing at the State Library of Queensland for the Picnic for Peace. Celebration starts at 10am on Maiwar Green. We are performing at 2.45pm for 35 minutes. Invite everyone!
25 November - our end of year concert in collaboration with Brisbane Celtic Fiddle Club - FLYING FIDDLES AND SOARING VOICES. 3pm, Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Road.
Invite absolutely everyone! And share our poster!




Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Voices of Remembrance.

Congratulations to The Folk Choir singers, who auditioned by video for the Queensland Music Festival show, "Voices of Remembrance", and were accepted!

We are now working on the songs, which reflect the music and sentiment of the show produced by John Thompson to commemorate the start of World War One, "A Patriotic Event". That was in 2014, and now here we are commemorating the end of the great war.

Voices of Remembrance will be performed in Toowoomba on 9 November at the Empire Theatre, and there will be a second show (without us) in Cairns. The show features Katie Noonan and Teddy Tahu Rhodes. We're very excited. Here's a link to more info: Voices of Remembrance.

Friday, 22 June 2018

Two Chorus Nights, one Harry Robertson workshop and the Winter Term.

So much is happening in The Folk Choir over this winter term break.

Thursday 5 July - Chorus Singing Night hosted by members of The Folk Choir. Gold coin entry.
Thursday 12 July - The Songs of Harry Robertson - a workshop hosted by Evan Mathieson. Learn about the fascinating story of Harry's life as a ship's engineer and the great songs he wrote. And get to sing them! $15, all welcome.
Thursday 19 July - Chorus Singing Night hosted by members of The Folk Choir. Gold coin entry.
Thursday 26 July - New Term Starts! This 9-week terms runs from 26 July - 20 September.

Warm yourself up with a good sing!