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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 performed at QPAC’s Christmas in Concert in 2008 and Spirit of Christmas (2009 - 2014) with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and guest conductors. Other performances include Queensland Music Festival’s Presidentsland and Best of British and Celtic Celebration with the Queensland Pops Orchestra.
Members of the QPAC Choir also sang with the Queensland Festival Chorus at the Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore in Mahler’s Symphony No.2 and with the Australian Premiere of the Gothic Symphony (2010). Other performances include a ‘flash mob’ performance in the Queen Street Mall, several Works in Progress events in the Concert Hall, the opening ceremony for the G20 Cultural Celebrations, QPAC's Out of the Box Festival and involvement in QPAC’s open days.
In January 2012, the QPAC Choir were the choir asked to perform for The Lockyer Valley - Remembers & Reflects community event, to mark the January 2011 flood event. This event was attended by the Governor-General, Prime Minister, Governor and Premier of Queensland.
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.
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.