QLD & NT Chapter

QLD & NT Chapter


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Joshua Clifford

Vice President

Shannon Leonard


Debra Shearer-Dirie


Helen King

Committee Members

Clare Finlayson
Kylie Moore
Peter Ingram
Jane Iszlaub
Julee-anne Bell


We have some exciting events coming up in 2023, check them out below!!


Continuing from 2022, Choral Conversations is a new short video series where we ask choral experts for their advice and tips on a range of topics from gesture to score preparation to running effective rehearsals.

Throughout the year, new videos will be released. For a small fee, these videos are yours to access whenever you want. Our videos feature insights from esteemed conductors, pedagogues, and clinicians such as Dr Debra Shearer-Dirie, Paul Holley OAM, Simon Carrington, Wendy Rolls, and more! We've got more videos on the way in 2023 - stay tuned for annoucements and updates!

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Sing Ahoy, Kingaroy - Saturday April 22nd

After the success of our 2022 "July Jamboree" in Esk, we are continuing to connect and engage with the wonderful choirs and ensembles throughout our Chapter, and in 2023 we're so excited to be holding our next regional event - "Sing Ahoy, Kingaroy"! We'll be presenting a day full of choral learning, communicty singing, and musical joy!

Led by an expert choral conductor, the day will start with a Professional Development session for conductors. Following this will be a massed singing workshop with our choral leader, where community choirs and singers are all invited to join together. The day will end with a concert featuring this large ensemble and showcasing local ensembles.

Stay tuned for more updates soon, but pop the dates in your calendar now for what is bound to be an excellent day!

Reperoire Reading Day - Sunday April 23rd

In collaboration with Voices of Birralee (https://www.birralee.org/wspHome.aspx), come along to discover new music to suit ensembles of all shapes and sizes! Presented by leading choral conductors and facilitators Jenny Moon and Pter Ingram, we've got sessions catering for treble groups, mixed voice choirs - and you'll even leave with some new canons and warm-ups to re-energuse your rehearsals! Held in the green & leafy Birralee headquarters in Bardon, Brisbane, this is a Sunday not to miss.

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International Guest: Dr. Heather Buchanan - Saturday June 24th & Sunday June 25th

As previously announced by our National ANCA Committee, Australian-born & US-based choral conductor Dr. Heather J. Buchanan will be visiting Australia in June/July this year! 
We will be hosting Dr Buchanan in QLD on Saturday 24th of June for a day of sessions aimed at conductors ranging from ebodied and expressive choral gesture, and developing a philosophy for your choral program.

On the next day (25th June), Dr Heather will lead an afternoon choral workshop, rehearsing some dynamic and enjoyable repertoire, to be presented in an evening concert, which will also showcase local Brisbane choirs. Come along for this special opportunity to sing with an international conductor and experience Dr Buchanan's unique and celebrated approaches and methods! 

More information on registering and purchasing tickets to be released soon!

QLD/NT State Conference - Friday Sep 15th - Sunday Sep 17th

Our 'big' event for 2023 is our State Chapter Conference, held in the dates above. 

Our theme will be announced very soon, and we are planning to have a range of exciting presenters and sessions on offer, featuring topics ranging from healthy choral singing practices and perspectives on rehearsal techniques, through to choral education, research - and more! Stay tuned for future updates; we can't wait to bring you a conference to inspire and excite all choral musicians out there!

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