The Folk Choir

The Folk Choir

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Celebrating the end of the year by singing on ABC radio!

This Sunday 3 December, The Folk Choir will be singing on Rebecca Levingston's show on 612 ABC. Expect to hear us between 11.30 - 12 noon, singing some of our best songs and having a chat with Rebecca about why we're so into harmonies and folk music. Tune in live on a real radio if you're in Brisbane or listen on the web later.

It has been a mega term for the choir, with our hugely successful concert in collaboration with The Brisbane Celtic Fiddle Club two weeks ago, and the chorus singing element of our rehearsals getting richer and more joyful every week. No music required, just a good pair of listening ears and the will to slot your voice in there somewhere.

There is some video of us performing at the concert, on our facebook page, so please visit The Folk Choir's Facebook Page! Scroll down and you'll find video clips.

This year choir finishes on December 7, and we will begin rehearsals again in February, if you would like to join us and sing.

We do have a gig scare over the summer break - we are opening the fundraising concert at the Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Road, on February 18. It will be a great afternoon of folk acts, raising money to contribute to the repair and maintenance of the airconditioning at the hall, which makes it a great venue for choirs, folk clubs and dance groups.


Thursday, 14 September 2017

Tonight is the last day of term 3.

Come along for a relaxing sing with The Folk Choir tonight. Doors open just before 7, you can have a cup of tea before we start, and we sing from 7.15pm - 8.45pm.

This is the last choir practice of this term.

Summer term starts on 5 October and runs for ten weeks, to 7 December. In that time we will sing at the Peersing, perform at our Flying Fiddles and Soaring Voices concert on 12 November (poster out soon), and sing on ABC radio on 3 December. Action packed. But relaxing too!

Sing with you soon,
Nicole

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Exciting Autumn Term!


It's time to sing again, hooray!

At last, it is CHOIR WEEK again! We start the new term this Thursday 27 April.
This will be an exciting and varied term indeed. Nicole will be leading the choir for the first three weeks, and when she goes overseas on tour with Cloudstreet, our wonderful guest director, Rebecca Wright, will take over until her return in early August. You’ll have such a good time learning some great new songs from Bec, it will be an utterly refreshing Autumn term.

This term will run for 10 weeks, from 28 April - 29 June. Do bring along friends who have been wanting to join a choir, it is a great antidote to wintery weather to be in a singing community.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Happy New Year!

The Folk Choir had a year of great singing in 2016 and we are looking forward to another one in 2017. Here is our lovely new poster!

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Summer term and a packed November!

Term Dates
Summer term: 3 November - 15 December (7 weeks)

Flying Fiddles and Soaring Voices 2016 - Sunday 13 November
Our end of year concert in collaboration with the Brisbane Celtic Fiddle Club (who practise in the same room as us… spooky), will be at Red Hill Community Sports Club on November 13. There will be a gold coin afternoon tea and the bar will be open. It will be beautifully relaxed and the music will be great, so please share the poster with everyone you know!

There are lots of things happening in November - a Ceilidh for St Andrew's Day, Cloudstreet in concert, and our friends the Black Bear Duo in concert. Here are some posters...








Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Folk Choir at the PeerSing, and our end of year concert! Still a whole term ahead, too.

Flying Fiddles and Soaring Voices 2016 - Sunday 13 November
Our end of year concert in collaboration with the Brisbane Celtic Fiddle Club (who practise in the same room as us… spooky), will be at Red Hill Community Sports Club on November 13. There will be a gold coin afternoon tea and the bar will be open. It will be beautifully relaxed and the music will be great, so please share the poster with everyone you know!

Term Dates
This term finishes: 6 October
Special Peersing practice: 20 October
Peersing: 22 October
Summer term: 3 November - 15 December (7 weeks)

Saturday, 2 July 2016

The Folk Choir's Winter Term, 30 June - 11 August.


Spite winter with soup and songs!

The Folk Choir has a great sing on Thursday nights. For Winter, we are also having a pot of hot soup on the go so you can come straight from your busy life and be nourished. This week we had pea, pumpkin and potato soup for a gold coin donation at 6.30, and singing from 7.15pm.

The full 7-week term is $84, or as usual you can just attend casually for $15/night. We are at the Red Hill Community Sports Club, 22 Fulcher Road, next to the Broncos.

We'll be singing some short, satisfying stuff, learning some new two-part songs and practising the lovely and challenging songs from early in the year.

This week we started on "Hard Times", Stephen Foster's song written in 1854. Miserable lyrics, sung cheerfully!