WOMEN OF THE SUN PROJECT
I plan to establish a new virtuosic women's choir to commence in 2018 to add to the vibrant fabric of choral music here on the Sunshine Coast. I have come across many excellent female singers over the last five years and I believe there is a capacity and a demand for developing a choir of distinction that will set high standards of performance which will concentrate on exploring the vast amount of excellent repertoire written specifically for women's voices. I am now calling for expressions of interest for dedicated singers and interested people to form a group to be called Women of the Sun.
I require 24 to 32 singers ranging in ages from 17 and up to form a well-balanced SSAA group. You should already have experience in singing with choirs. You must have a solid voice with a range of approximately two octaves and a reasonable standard of sight reading. Exposure to performing a capella music will also be important as will the capacity to stand on your own in chorus. You should be comfortable singing in a variety of common languages (Latin/Italian, German, French).
Entry would be by partial audition and based on experience and a commitment to create a choir of excellence dealing in high quality, virtuosic and predominantly Classical style repertoire accompanied primarily by piano but also with small orchestral ensembles and a capella work. I am most interested in hearing from singers with capacity to perform as soloists during works when required. I also intend to record a number of works in studio or in live venues as we become established.
If you are interested in being part of an exciting new women's choral organisation dedicated to excellence in musical performance and showing the Sunshine Coast the best there is in women's choral music performance please get in touch via e-mail NO LATER THAN October 30th:
I can also be contacted on my mobile phone: 0432 901 131
For more information, please download the brochure.
Sing with Strange Weather Gospel Choir in Canberra!
Our lively non-auditioned community choir is looking for new members in all voice parts, for an exciting semester of singing and performances. We love to sing Gospel, Spirituals, African, Indigenous, folk and contemporary songs.
Contact our membership officer at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to visit a rehearsal to hear how we sound and see how we learn.
We rehearse on Wednesday nights at 7-9 pm at the Ainslie Arts Centre, Elouera Street Braddon, second semester starts on 19 July.
For more information www.strangeweather.org or contact email@example.com
St John of Damascus Greek Orthodox Community Choir, Brisbane
- We are seeking men & women singers (Greeks and non-Greeks alike) to join an acapella SATB Greek Orthodox choir with music from the Greek Cathedral of Agia Sophia in London. (Presently we have NO Tenors or BASSES!)
- Ability to read music and singing in tune a must :-) Text written in Greek and in English phonetics. No excuse for “It’s all Greek to me!” :-)
- The choir will sing at Greek community events, Pan-Orthodox & other functions / events etc. (To date the choir has sung at the Christmas Carols of St. George G.O. Church, Greek Independence Day celebrations and the Paniyiri 2017.)
For Information: Please call Theodora on 0415 822090
Rehearsals: Thursdays from 7.15 – 8.45pm in Carina Heights
Facebook/Youtube: St John of Damascus Greek Orthodox Community Choir Brisbane
Brisbane Events for 2017:
St Nicholas Nursing Home, Highgate Hill 16 July
The 8th Orthodox Liturgical Music Conference - 27 Sep to 2 Oct 2017
Christmas Carols, G.O. Church of the Dormition of the Theotokos, 17 December
High Spirits Harmony - Adelaide
High Spirits Harmony is a multi-award winning Adelaide women's singing group directed by the dynamic and inspirational leader, John Khammash. Formed in February 2014, our group sings in a cappella harmony exploring a range of musical styles, with an emphasis on enjoying our music while aiming for excellence in performance.
High Spirits Harmony currently has vacancies in a number of voice parts and would welcome enquiries from women interested in joining us. Our group ensures we inject a sense of fun and enthusiastic enjoyment into our rehearsals, while taking our singing seriously and focusing on continuous improvement. Our slogan says it all: LIVE. LAUGH. SING!
Our continually expanding repertoire includes songs by well known artists such as The Beatles, Sheppard and Lorde, as well as folk songs and music from other cultures. We also sing an exciting range of Christmas music and a lovely four part arrangement of Advance Australia Fair.
We rehearse on Tuesday evenings in the suburb of St Peters.
For additional information, head to our website: www.highspiritsharmony.com
Expressions of Interest can be submitted via the ‘Visit Us’ page.
Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble – Brisbane
Counterpoint is an auditioned adult 4-part choir specialising in a capella choral works of a wide variety of genres. Since its establishment nearly 30 years ago, Counterpoint has developed an extensive and varied repertoire ranging from renaissance sacred classics to contemporary vocal jazz numbers, with a regular focus on works by Australian composers including Colin Brumby, Martin Wesley-Smith, Malcolm Williamson, Graeme Morton, Stephen Leek, Ralph Morton, Steven Mackay and Clare Maclean.
We currently have vacancies for an experienced baritone and soprano. Conducted by Lesley Walkden Brown, Counterpoint rehearses at Banyo (Brisbane north-side) on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 p.m., and typically presents three major concerts each year.
For additional information or to register your interest please contact us on
Phone (07) 3284 3688 (Musical Director) or 0424 376 468
The Melbourne Women’s Choir and Melbourne Chamber Choir are auditioning choristers for 2017!
With a strong performance history, these versatile ensembles enjoy exploring a range of music from classics to contemporary works and have an exciting program lined up for the year ahead. The choirs seek passionate and accomplished singers who are over 18, have sight-reading and voice skills and who love adventurous music.
For the Melbourne Chamber Choir, we seek alto, tenor, bass, but especially tenors and basses;
Melbourne Women’s Choir – soprano 1, soprano 2, alto 1, alto 2, but especially soprano 1.
Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings in North Melbourne for MCC and on Tuesday evenings in East Melbourne for MWC. This is a wonderful opportunity to make new friends and develop your musical ability in a welcoming and supportive environment.
Please feel free to contact us with any enquiries:
Counterpoint Vocal Ensemble - Auditioning for Bass and Tenor or Baritone
Opera Australia Scholarship Program
Each year, Opera Australia tours regional Australia with an Opera sung in English, accompanied by an Orchestra and presented with full sets and costumes. In 2017 we will be touring The Marriage of Figaro to Queensland, Western Australia, Victoria and the Northern Territory.
As part of our Touring and Outreach programme, we invite singing students from years 10, 11 and 12 to apply for an audition through our online portal as part of our scholarship program. In each regional centre 10 students will be selected to take part in a private 15 minute Master Class taken by our Choir Master. Each student will be recorded and these will be sent off to Sydney where our Musical Director will select 4 winners of the Scholarship Program who will then fly to Sydney to spend a week with Opera Australia in January of 2018.
The audition process will be very low key and held in a supportive and caring environment. We will be welcoming any students to apply from outside of these centres, however successful students will need to attend their audition at one of the above locations.
Should you wish to discuss any details regarding this then please call Jonathan Schmolzer (Touring and Outreach Assistant, Opera Australia)
A HEALTHY CHORAL TRADITION - Queensland Choir
The Queensland Choir is one of Australia's oldest musical organisations having been founded in
1872 and its Chorus Master, Kevin Power, believes its longevity speaks volumes for the importance of choral singing in the community and the benefits it brings to its members.
Karen Livermore, who has been singing alto in the Queensland Choir for the past 15 years, agrees. She is keeping up a family tradition as a chorister as her mother sang with the Choir for some 20 years before that.
“I have sung in and worked with choirs for most of my life” Karen said. “Initially at school and church but later through my work as a School Music specialist with the Queensland Education Department.”
“Music has been my profession and I find that the Queensland Choir helps me to keep up my professional standards and keep my musical skills sharp as I am still challenged by the level at which the Choir works, but it also helps me to relax.”
“There have been several studies which have shown that choral singing improves mental stimulation, lowers blood pressure, relaxes muscles and improves singers' overall sense of well-being. I would recommend it to anyone. It is a great social activity which demands physical, mental and emotional involvement and brings great satisfaction.”
The Queensland Choir begins rehearsals shortly for its 2017 season and is currently conducting auditions for new members. The Choir consists of singers of a wide range of ages and social and professional backgrounds and sings a broad repertoire which this year includes some of the great choral classics, opera and musical comedy choruses and light music. The Choir will finish the year with Handel's masterpiece Messiah in the Brisbane City Hall.
Anyone wishing to join the Choir for this year's season should contact the Choir office now on 3895 8188 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Details of the audition requirements can be found on the Queensland Choir's website www.qldchoir.com
Looking For Singers!
High Spirits Harmony is an award-winning women's a cappella singing group based in the suburb of St Peters in Adelaide. We currently have a limited number of vacancies in the top soprano voice part. If you would like to know more about being part of our vibrant group, head to our website www.highspiritsharmony.com for further information and complete an Expression of Interest on our Visit Us page.
Calling all Sopranos and Altos!
The Melbourne Women’s Choir and Melbourne Chamber Choir are auditioning for new choristers, particularly sopranos and altos! With a strong performance history and a focus on achieving excellence, these versatile ensembles enjoy exploring a range of music from classics to contemporary works and have an exciting program coming up.
The choirs seek passionate and accomplished singers who are over 18, have sight-reading and voice skills and who love adventurous music. We are especially keen for younger members to join us. This is a wonderful opportunity to make new friends and develop your musical ability in a welcoming and supportive environment. Act on that resolve to sing in a rewarding choir.