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  • A community choir for all ages
  • A community choir for all ages
  • A community choir for all ages

Toowoomba Choral Society Choir

From Madrigals to Modern, from Baroque to Broadway, TCS Choir is the original Adult/Senior choir of the Toowoomba Choral Society. One of the objectives of TCS Choir is to cultivate and advance the standard of choral music in Toowoomba, through annual competition in the Queensland Eisteddfod.  The Toowoomba Choral Society has been competing in the Queensland Eisteddfod since 1955, and will continue this longstanding tradition in 2016.

Apart from the annual Eisteddfod competition, TCS Choir is actively involved in the artistic life of Toowoomba. Presentations of large works including Handel’s “The Messiah” and Rutter’s “Requiem” in addition to regular concerts both in Toowoomba and further afield, have delighted audiences and have also provided opportunities for some outstanding soloists to demonstrate their talents.

The main goal for TCS Choir is to enable members of the community to experience a wide range of choral repertoire and performance opportunities. We aim for it to be an enjoyable experience whilst still maintaining a standard of musical excellence. Membership for TCS Choir is open to anyone 16 years and over.

Rehearsals

Wednesday Nights 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Conductor Elizabeth Egan

Following in her late father’s (John Penny) footsteps, Elizabeth Egan takes on the role of Conductor of the Toowoomba Choral Society TCS Choir. Elizabeth first started with the Choral Society as a junior chorister back in 1986, and became a part of the adult choir in 1989.  Since this time, she has been involved in over 22 Stage Productions, and numerous Choral Concerts and Queensland Eisteddfodau with the society. With a Bachelor of Music, Elizabeth’s 16 year career in music has encompassed piano, vocal, violin, cello and theory tuition; choral, vocal and instrumental accompanying; and choral and strings conducting in a variety of schools, churches and societies in the Toowoomba area. In January 2013, Elizabeth attended the ACCET Choral Conductors Summer School and received individual and group conducting training with international and national conductors, and has also worked with many notable musicians including Michelle Leonard (Sydney Children’s Choir and Gondwana Voices).

In 2014, Elizabeth was employed as the conductor of the St Ursula’s College “Chamber Choir” and the Fairholme College “Year 7 Vocal Ensemble” and will continue to run her successful Piano Studio where she undertakes the role of Piano/ Vocal/ Theory Teacher, Choral/Instrumental/Vocal Accompanist.

Accompanist Andrew Egan

A graduate of the University of Southern Queensland, majoring in Piano, and recipient of the USQ “Most Outstanding Performer” and “Instrumentalist of the Year” awards, Andrew has been involved in the Toowoomba music scene as an accompanist for many years. Andrew is no stranger to the society, having been involved since 1996. Andrew’s involvement included, accompanying the Adult and Contemporary choirs, as repetiteur for many stage productions and as the Production Chairperson for the society’s annual musicals.