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!!

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

Our 'big' event for 2023 is our State Chapter Conference - Mind Body Soul Song!

EARLY BIRD TICKETS OPEN NOW: https://www.trybooking.com/CICBQ

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! We can't wait to bring you a conference to inspire and excite all choral musicians out there! There will be so much on offer, from keynote speakers, workshops, trade displays, and an Opening and Closing concert,. Check out our Conference website here: https://mbss2023.my.canva.site/?fbclid=IwAR2cGo5H61HDXoIOQYNWzdVphj5mRNfsCyd8_9Me8ISrZh3Z1w3CvUiJt0Q


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!

Get all the choral PD you've ever wanted from the comfort of your own home! Purchase your subscription here: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/889231


Reperoire Reading Day - Sunday April 23rd

In collaboration with Voices of Birralee (https://www.birralee.org/wspHome.aspx), we presented a Repertoire Reading Day to discover new music to suit ensembles of all shapes and sizes! Presented by leading choral conductors and facilitators Jenny Moon and Pter Ingram, sessions catered for treble groups, mixed voice choirs - and some new canons and warm-ups to re-energise rehearsals. Held in the green & leafy Birralee headquarters in Bardon, Brisbane, you can now purchase a 'REPLAY' ticket to this event, and get access to video recordings of the sessions and all booklets. Click on this link for these 'REPLAY' tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/CIFZX 

Kingaroy SingFest 2023 - July 2

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 held our next regional event - "Kingaroy SingFest 2023"! We presented a day full of choral learning, communicty singing, and musical joy, hosted by the wonderful South Burnett Chorale.

Led by expert choral conductor Paul Holley OAM, the day started with a Professional Development session for conductors. Following this was a massed singing workshop with our choral leader, where community choirs and singers were invited to join together. The day closed with a concert featuring this large ensemble and showcasing local ensembles. 

To read more about this wonderful day, check out this article from Burnett Today: https://burnetttoday.com.au/news/2023/07/12/making-merry-chorale-roadshow-bustles-into-town/?fbclid=IwAR2-yAijPoSvkVQOR5Hvn0dC8wotcrbjf8cKLk9oXdYcmFPkVbStnoECBOg

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

As previously announced by our National ANCA Committee, Australian-born & US-based choral conductor Dr. Heather J. Buchanan visited Australia in June/July this year! 

We hosted Dr Buchanan in QLD on Saturday 24th of June for a day of sessions aimed at conductors ranging from ebodied and expressive choral gesture, breathing, and developing your choral program philosophy!

Thanks to all those who attended - we hope you enjoyed your time with us and Dr Buchanan!

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