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Join the QPAC Choir
Something magical happens when a group of individuals sing together, making music so much greater than the sum of its parts. Don't miss your chance to be part of this unique experience.
The QPAC Choir is a contemporary community choir for adults aged 18 years and over. Rehearsing Monday nights, the QPAC Choir provides access to imaginative repertoire, challenging skill development, social opportunities and public performance.
The choir is an initiative of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) and is managed as part of QPAC's artistic program. Our Chorusmaster, Tim Sherlock, leads the choir and choir members also work with other professional conductors and musicians from time to time.
The QPAC Choir's annual performance schedule inclides the Spirit of Christmas Concerts with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and guest conductors. Throughout the year, the choir presents a range of exhilarating performances and collaborations in an ever-expanding range of styles and genres- from choral masterworks, to pop and jazz standards; from Broadway showtunes to contemporary Australian choral compositions. In a few short years, the choir has performed at a wide range of events including:
Queensland Music Festival’s Presidentsland
Best of British and Celtic Celebration with the Queensland Pops Orchestra
The Lockyer Valley - Remembers & Reflects community event
Works in Progress events in the Concert Hall
Clancestry Festival at QPAC
Brisbane G20 Cultural Celebrations Opening Ceremony
QPAC's Out of the Box Festival
Brisbane Open House at QPAC
American Ballet Theatre season launch
QPAC Welcome Reception to the Italian Ambassador to Australia
In 2014, the QPAC Choir was invited to record a rendition of Hana Wa Saku (Flowers will Bloom), a charity song produced by Japan national TV broadcaster NHK, as part of the NHK Great East Japan Earthquake Project to build support for recovery efforts following the tragic destruction and loss in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake in north-eastern Japan. The recording was posted on the campaign website and used in NHK television programs, along with recordings of the song by other choirs from around the world.
In 2015, the QPAC Choir will celebrate QPAC’s 30th anniversary by presenting a musical theatre showcase featuring songs and medleys from the many musicals staged at QPAC over its 30 year history. The QPAC Choir will be centre-stage in this anniversary concert with some of Australia’s rising musical theatre stars.
Auditions for the QPAC Choir are held annually in a friendly, supportive environment. Music reading skills and/or singing experience is considered an advantage, however members of various abilities do participate and are encouraged to continue their musical learning throughout the year.