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1 December 2021

Morning All,

There have been a few changes in plans/ thoughts/ideas over the last few days, so here is an update.


Carolling at Brisbane Quarter (corner of Adelaide and George St)

First session tomorrow !!

Please bring jazz carols with you to any and all sessions.

There will be the white carol books and carols folders available each session. These are to be returned each night please.

Please check the roster and make sure you turn up when scheduled. If you cannot be there, please arrange a substitute. (All members details are available on the website members page) 

Attire for carolling

Black trousers, shoes and socks/stockings

Bright red, bright green or bright white tops for both men and women. 

Christmas accessories, but no antlers etc. ( if you only have black tops that is fine) 

Meet at 5:30pm by the escalators / lit up tree columns of BQ.

Singing from 6-7pm 

Parking is available through Wilson carparking at BQ $5 pre booked or $15 not prebooked!


Christmas in Blue Sunday Dec 5th

Call time 3:00pm

doors open 5pm

concert 5:30 

unallocated seating

prebooked parking at 9 Hubert St / Chalk hotel , or on street parking is free on Sundays

Attire for concert

Long black bottoms for all 

Collared black shirts for men

Any black top with a sleeve for women

Choir necklace.

Silver/ blue or necklace colour accessories

Black shoes : Closed toe preferred for safety and aesthetic reasons

No need for stockings

We will have access to the upstairs mezzanine floor to change into concert attire and leave bags etc.

There are toilets up and downstairs.


Bring a book light if you have difficulty reading the music in low light. We will be dimming the lights compared to last night but there will be some residual daylight.


Christmas tree?

There were a couple of people who had portable Christmas trees for the hasty move to Somerville last year. If you were one of those people and you can help out again, can you please let us know?

We will not be going overboard with decorations generally, but a tree or two would be nice at the entrance and/ or close to us.


I think that is all for now, but watch this space ... you never know!


on behalf of

Brisbane Concert Choir Management Committee

Tel:  0475 262 649

27 November 2021

Hello again everyone, 

 Just a reminder that Tuesday's rehearsal will be at The Lussh, 9 Hubert St , Woolloongabba

We are hoping to be able to gain access a little bit early to set up chairs etc, but we will definitely be in at 6:15pm. Please be there as close to that time as possible. The jazz ensemble is coming at 6:45 and we need to be warmed up and to have worked out positions before that.

The link to booked parking has been on our website for a while and is also in the attachment and email from Barb to show how it works.

Please allow time to get to the venue ( it is well hidden). There is plenty of on street parking on the streets nearby.

Woolloongabba busway station is across Stanley St from the venue and Park Road train station is 1km walk away.


Don't forget. you can also find links to the rehearsal tracks on the website.

Please listen to them as much as possible between now and Tuesday ( and again before the concert) so we can really be " in the groove" for the rehearsal with the ensemble


Cheers, Sue


8 November 2021

Hi all,


Well done everyone on another successful 'From Scratch'!  Reports are that it was a rewarding and enjoyable day for the singers, who represented a diversity of choirs from around south-east Queensland and beyond!   Thanks to everyone who helped out yesterday with the many practical aspects of running an event like this, in addition to your musical contributions.


Here's a run-down on the plans for the rest of the year: 


Tuesday Rehearsals


We have four Tuesday rehearsals left before our Christmas in Blue concert!  We plan to have the final rehearsal at The Lussh, to get us used to the acoustic and the spacing in the concert venue.  We are also going to take the opportunity to trial the Old Museum Building, on Gregory Tce, as a rehearsal space.  The schedule is thus:


09/11 usual space at 180 Brisbane, 6:15-8:45. 

16/11 Old Museum Building, 6:30-9:00.

23/11 Old Museum Building, 6:30-9:00.

30/11 The Lussh, 6:15-9:00. 


Parking on site at the Old Museum is very limited, and most of the street parking is metered until 7pm.  However, there is a carpark nearby at King St, which allows up to 3 hours parking for free in the evenings:


We will be in 'Studio 3', with entry via the doors on the east side of the building (Not the entrance at the front that you would use when attending a concert, but rather around to the right-hand side). 

Carolling at Brisbane Quarter


We will again be carolling at Brisbane Quarter, 300 George St, over several nights in December:


Thu 2nd 

Thu 9th

Tue, Wed & Thu 14th, 15th and 16th.


The carolling will be from 6pm-7pm each evening.  Note that the first carolling session is in the week prior to our Christmas in Blue concert.  There'll be a sign up sheet at rehearsals for you to indicate your availability.  This is an important fundraiser for the choir, as well as being a bit of fun.

Christmas in Blue concert


The date claimer details for the concert have already been circulated, but in case you missed it, they are:


Date: Sunday December 5th

Venue: The Lussh, 5 Hubert St, Wolloongabba

Doors open 5pm 

Concert 5:30pm

Cash bar available.

Parking in surrounding streets or Woolloongabba busway station is across the road.


Bump-in time for the choir is from 2:30pm


All tickets must be pre-purchased via the TryBooking page for the event, which is now open:


(you can also get to this from the choir website)




on behalf of

Brisbane Concert Choir Management Committee

Tel:  0475 262 649

3 September 2021

*Wedding October 3rd
We still need more singers please, particularly sopranos. This is a much needed fundraising opportunity for the choir, not to mention a commitment to the bride to make her day extra special. Please see what you can do. If we have too many voices, Debra will select the best mix for the event.

 * Weekend rehearsal Sunday October 10th 1:30 to 4:30pm with a break for afternoon tea.
This will be at Holland Park State school hall, Wilbur St, Holland Park and will give us a chance to check the hall prior to the from Scratch event, allow us a seated rehearsal in quiet surroundings and also a chance for a bit of a catch up. We will provide tea coffee and afternoon tea, but ask that you bring your own mug or cup.

* Regional tour to western and southern Qld June 25 to July 3 2022
We will be sending details of a proposed itinerary (and hopefully an idea of costs) shortly, but please give some serious thought as to whether you will be able to come with us on this trip. Murray (and others) are actively working with people in a number of regional centres with a view to firming up performance, recording and sightseeing opportunities, but the trip will not be viable without singers!
It may seem to some that we are asking too much too soon, but with closed borders preventing interstate and international travel, the regional areas are becoming heavily booked well in advance and because of our likely numbers, we really do need to book venues and accommodation pretty soon.

* The Armed Man “from scratch” November 7th
Bookings are trickling in slowly for this event. We would love to have a full house to share this powerful work, so please spread the word as far and wide as possible. It will be many people’s first chance for a long time to sing in a group and for all of us, the chance to sing again with an orchestra is an opportunity to be cherished.

*Christmas Jazz Carols
The committee is looking at a few venues for this event and will update you with that and confirm the date as soon as we know it for certain.

 * Debra would like an updated list of the vaccine status of the choir membership.

Please go to the Doodle poll on the following link and either update your status if it has changed, or add yourself to it if you have not done so previously. Future planning may well need to take this information into consideration. To update your status, just “ hover” over your name with your mouse and click on the pencil that appears.

* Apologies
Please remember to send your apologies through to the choir account if you know in advance you will be away and on the day to the choir phone 0475 262 649 (maybe put it in your phone now)

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