The Folk Choir

The Folk Choir

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!

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.