Do you need to know how to sing?
We believe that singing is for everyone. We’re a community choir, and welcome singers of all ages and stages. We have no auditions and make no judgments. We provide a safe and supportive environment for you to enjoy singing, find your “tribe” and get that natural endorphin rush that comes after every rehearsal. Come and check us out!
What if I don’t have any experience?
Many of our choristers began their singing journey with us (and we’re not just talking about the youngsters!) The vocal progress and self-confidence they develop during their QSC time is something they take from our rehearsal room into all areas of their lives. And besides, all of our musical directors are all respected vocal coaches, so you’re sure to pick up some great vocal techniques and singing tips at any of our rehearsals.
Where do you rehearse?
We rehearse in central Brisbane at the Old Museum Building in Fortitude Valley, right next to the RNA Show Grounds. It’s on the corner of Bowen Bridge Road and Gregory Terrace. Enter through the driveway and turn left, following the drive to the back of the property, where you’ll see our rehearsal space.
Can I check out a rehearsal to see what it’s like?
Absolutely! The best way to find out if QSC is for you, is to come and see what we’re all about. You can send an email to any of our group administrators, or just show up to our rehearsal venue in the grounds of the Old Museum Building in Bowen Hills at the day and time of your preferred ensemble and say hello.
Can I join part way through the year?
We accept members throughout the year – the best way to get started is to come along to a rehearsal and our administrators will get you set up and singing in no time at all.
How often do you perform?
We perform regularly – whether it’s at Queensland Show Choir concerts in May and November, our annual Brisbane Sings concert at QPAC each August; or one of the many other gigs throughout the year – don’t forget our annual appearance in the Christmas Parade in the city!
We also provide the opportunity for ALL members to sing solos in our President’s Trophy Night awards and Open Mic nights too – totally optional, and a great way to help build confidence and learn performance skills with a supportive and friendly audience to cheer you on.
What sort of music do you sing?
We’re a show choir, so we sing an enormous variety of musical styles. At any given rehearsal you may sing musicals, pop, blues, jazz, rock – hey, we’ll even sing the hits from popular movies if they take our fancy. Our Musical Directors select arrangements which suit the capability of each group, and there’s usually part singing and some movement to keep you on your toes as well.
What is the age range?
We start at age 5 and we have no upper age limits. Each ensemble has a recommended age range – check out our about page for more detail on each group.
What are the costs (including fees, uniforms, other)?
Each group has a semester tuition fee (to cover Musical staff and administration costs). There are two performance shirts that choristers also need to purchase -a casual polo shirt, and a formal performance shirt that are used for all performances throughout the year. These are available through your administrators.
We also organise performance tours (both international and domestic) which come at varied costs depending on destination, length and accommodation options. These are always advertised well in advance and are entirely optional for members to choose to take part in. We fundraise ferociously in the lead up to ensure tour costs are kept to a minimum.
We know you’ll love being part of the Queensland Show Choir. And we’re always looking for new youngsters, new families and new members to become part of our choir community. We really are the nicest bunch of people you’ll ever sing with…
Make the first move by sending a message. We’ll get back to you, pronto!