What is Vox Populus?
Vox Populus is the adult community choir you’ll want to join – whether you’ve been singing all your life or haven’t hit a high note since your school days. With no auditions, plenty of high-profile performance opportunities, and rehearsals that are supportive, challenging and fun, Vox Populus is perfect if you’re keen to continue, or reacquaint yourself, with the joys of group singing.
Vox, as it’s known around the traps, is an SATB choir (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass). Members currently range from 18 to 80-something and come from all walks of life – with students, managers, academics, stay-at-home parents and more, all coming together for the pure love of singing.
Musical Director Kate Schirmer leads rehearsals in a professional but relaxed way, helping singers improve their vocal techniques with warm-ups and exercises aimed at making singing easier, (and in turn, more enjoyable) so you can tackle the sight-reading, harmonies, our eclectic repertoire and simple choreography with confidence!
Rehearsals are two hours, including supper where you can catchup, compare notes and share a laugh.Join Now
Why is Vox Populus different to other adult community choirs?
It’s a show choir
The aim of a show choir is to entertain. So that means less of the Handel and Bach, and more of the movie themes, rock and roll classics, musical theatre tunes, and gospel and blues numbers. Of course, the arrangements for all songs are specifically created for the four-part harmonies of an SATB choir, so the renditions always showcase the beauty of the Vox voicing coming together.
With a show choir’s eclectic repertoire comes the addition of movement. Show Choirs also incorporate simple choreography (or choralography!) into performances. So, you can expect to be stepping right on ‘one’ and sliding left on ‘three’. It’s fun, it’s challenging, and it keeps us all in good spirits!
You become part of the QSC community
Each Wednesday night’s Vox Populus rehearsal at the Queensland Show Choir home base in the Old Museum is like a catch-up of old friends. Our youngest members (late teens) chat and joke with ‘the oldies’. And there’s supper for a get-together during the break.
You’re also welcomed into the broader Queensland Show Choir community, which is one of the few organisations in Australia where three generations of a family can sing in the various ensembles. So, bring your daughter, son, aunts, uncles or grandparents, because there are choirs for every age group.