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

What's On

MARCH 2021

Listen to the Music

 

 

The TCS Contemporary Choir's first concert of the year will feature two guest artists, the Toowoomba Anglican School Secondary Chapel Choir and the Toowoomba Anglican School String Ensemble.

Venue:      Millennium Centre, Toowoomba Anglican School
Event Date:      Saturday 27th of March, 2021
Event Time:      7:00pm
Ticket Cost:      Adults $20, Students $10

APRIL 2021

Modern Masterpieces

 

The TCS Choir will be collaborating with the newly formed handbell choir Toowoombells to present an exquisite selection of Contemporary Classical music. From living composers, this concert will feature some of the most beautiful works that have been written in the last 25 years.

Venue:       Millennium Centre, Toowoomba Anglican School
Event Date:      Saturday 10th of April, 2021
Event Time:     7:00pm
Ticket Cost:     Adults $20, Students $10

TCS Contemporary Choral at QLD Pops - Best of British

 

It keeps coming back for one very good reason. The stirring voices and symphonic sounds culminate in the much-anticipated ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ grand finale with full orchestral and choral forces, leading the audience in true patriotic fervour! Hear the Queensland Pops Orchestra lead you on a journey through green and pleasant lands in a concert that celebrates some of Great Britain’s finest music.


There’ll be soaring strings, dazzling brass fanfares and noble woodwind themes from start to finish in this ever-popular and quintessentially British musical extravaganza. The stirring melody of ‘Land of Hope And Glory’ was a landmark theme not just for composer Sir Edward Elgar, but for British music – and it will return in full symphonic technicolour. Hear the very best of British anthems, folk songs, sea shanties and more.


Who could forget ‘Jerusalem’ and ‘Rule Britannia’? Just two of the rainbow tapestry of British musical colours to be unfurled (and remember flag waving is a given).


The Queensland Pops Orchestra is delighted to welcome two of opera’s brightest stars: Bass Baritone Sam Hartley and Mezzo Soprano Cassandra Seidemann. Both graduated in Queensland and joined Opera Queensland’s Young Artist Program which gave them a great launching pad for their individual, soaring international careers.

 

For more information and tickets, visit Queensland Pops Orchestra's website.

Venue:      QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane 
Event Date:      Saturday 17th of April
Event Time:      Matinee and evening, check website for more information
Ticket Cost:      $82-$88

MAY 2021

Open Choral Eisteddfod Day

More information to follow.

Concert with Toowoomba Regional Youth Orchestra

More information to follow.

JUNE 2021

Talent Quest

 

Save the date! TCS Choir is rolling out a Talent Quest. There will be a panel of judges and fantastic prizes for the ultimate Talent. Do you think you’ve got what it takes? Keep an eye out for details on how to register your entry. Or if you aren’t so keen on performing yourself, come and support local talent as an audience member. It will be a great night that you won’t want to miss!

Venue:      TBA 
Event Date:      Saturday 5th of June, 2021
Event Time:      7:00pm
Ticket Cost:      TBA

TCS Contemporary Choral and Harmonics Concert

More information to follow.

JULY 2021

Just So - Toowoomba Choral Society Youth Choir Holiday Production

 


 
In the Time of the Very Beginnings when everything was “Just So”, Pau Amma the Crab started playing with the ocean, causing the lands to flood. While most creatures accept their sad fate, Elephant's Child embarks on a journey to challenge the disobedient crab. Aided by the Eldest Magician, the Kolokolo Bird and many other animals, the Child learns about courage, individuality and friendship – and we learn how the animals became JUST SO.
 
Presented by the award-winning TCS Youth Choir, this musical is sure to delight audiences of all ages.
Music by GEORGE STILES
Book and Lyrics by ANTHONY DREWE
Inspired by the stories of Rudyard Kipling
Orchestrations by CHRISTOPHER JAHNKE
Associate Orchestrator JOHN CLANCY
Originally produced by CAMERON MACKINTOSH
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

 

For tickets and more information visit the Empire Theatre website.

 

Venue:      Empire Theatre
Event Date:      Saturday 10th of July, 2021
Event Time:      2:00pm, 7:00pm
Ticket Cost:      Adults $25.00, Concession $20.00, Child U10yrs $16.00, Groups 6+ $19.00 

TCS Contemporary Choral at QLD Pops - Christmas in July

 

There have been many attempts to recreate the Christmas fervour for the second time in the year. In the Northern Hemisphere, it gives retailers a chance to have sales, tapping into the Christmas spending spree. Here in Australia, it is more about nostalgia for those who spent Christmas as a child during winter.


Cold days and snowy nights around a fireplace with family and friends, enjoying feasts of hot roast meats and plum puddings dripping in brandy sauce and custard. Rooms filled with the smell of pine needles and the sound of carols being sung around the piano. Piles of presents waiting to be opened with young and old faces full of hope and excitement.

 

The Queensland Pops Orchestra invites you to venture back to that place as we present Christmas In July. It may not snow, but it will not be hot and humid. Patrick Pickett has put together a concert full of music from around the world that celebrates all the good things about the Christmas season. Our very own Three Tenors will sing traditional and popular Christmas songs. Emma Kavanagh also returns to our stage with her delightful soprano voice.

 

If a bonus Christmas feast of the musical variety sounds like your thing – call it an ‘extra’ celebration – then dig out your winter woollies and join Patrick Pickett and the Queensland Pops Orchestra (who love any excuse for a party) for a fabulous Yuletide knees up with all your favourite Christmas trimmings!

For more information and tickets, check Queensland Pops Orchestra's website.

 

Venue:      QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane
Event Date:      Saturday 24th of July, 2021
Event Time:      Matinee and evening, check website for more information
Ticket Cost:      $82-$88

AUGUST 2021

The Magic of Movies

 

TCS Choir are bringing the magic of movie music to you! Featuring a selection from the Society’s upcoming musical production of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, this concert is sure to delight.

Venue:     TBA 
Event Date:     Saturday 21st of August, 2021
Event Time:     7:00pm 
Ticket Cost:     Adults $20, Students $10 

SEPTEMBER 2021

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

 

 

Get ready for one fabulous roadtrip!

Based on the Oscar-winning film, Priscilla Queen of the Desert is the hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for Alice springs to put on the show of a lifetime. Their epic journey is a heartwarming story of self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance. 

The iconic hit musical has more glitter than ever, featuring a dazzling array of costumes, headdresses and a nonstop parade of dance-floor classics including It's Raining Men, I Will Survive, I Love the Nightlife, Hot Stuff, Boogie Wonderland, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Finally and many more. 

This wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS!

Creative Team

Director: Mary Quade

Musical Director: Nick Williams

Design: Madeleine Barlow

Choreographer: Lucy Panitz

Repetiteur: Wendy Evans

Vocal Coach: Janelle Fletcher

Stage Manager: Elise Baker

Bus: Priscilla

 

Performance details

Dates & Times

Thursday, 9 September 2021 - 7:30pm

Friday, 10 September 2021 - 7:30pm

Saturday, 11 September 2021 - 1:30pm

Saturday, 11 September 2021 - 7:30pm

 

Early Bird Ticket Prices - only until midnight 15 July 2021

Adults $45.00
Concession $37.00
Empire Cardholders $35.00
Youth <15 Years $27.00
Full time students $38.00
Groups of 6 or more $35.00 ea

 

Ticket Prices
Adults$50.00
Concession$42.00
Empire Cardholders $40.00
Youth <15 Years $27.00
Full time students $42.00
Groups of 6 or more $40.00 ea

Book your tickets now

Want to register your interest to audition or be involved behind the scenes, please email productionsecretary@toowoombachoralsociety.com.au

 

 

OCTOBER 2021

TCS Contemporary Choral at QLD Pops - Celtic Spectacular

 

The Celtic vibe comes alive in 2021! Think Riverdance, Scottish kilts and pipes, Irish whistles and fiddles, tender love lilts … not to mention all those moving reminiscences on windswept moors and craggy hills across the great Celtic musical landscape.

 

Watch Musical Director Patrick Pickett (a true ‘Lord of the Dance’!) swirl his baton as he works the rich seam of Celtic classics in one of the Queensland Pops’ most requested series of concerts. Hear the legends, the fables, the humour, the melancholy and the euphoria all come to life with some of Australia’s best-loved sings and traditional instrumentalists and dancers. A warm welcome back to special guest stars Gregory Moore and Sarah Calderwood, who will combine the very best elements of Celtic music into one unforgettable package. Returning to showcase his traditional Irish music talents is Kevin Higgins, who plays the concert wooden flute and is a master of the Uilleann Pipes, both of which he plays extensively as soloist and in bands throughout Australia and overseas.

 

Savour the spectacular precision of the all-star line-up of dancers who will be the crowning glory of theCeltic Spectacular: the Watkins Academy of Irish Dance, the OzScot Highland Dancers and the glorious strains of the BBC Pipes and Drums, all of which promise to awaken the ancient spirits and leave you spellbound.

 

For more information and tickets, visit Queensland Pops Orchestra's website.

 

Venue:      QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane
Event Date:      Saturday 9th of October, 2021
Event Time:      Matinee and evening, check website for more information
Ticket Cost:      $82-$88 

NOVEMBER 2021

TCS Contemporary Choral End of Year Concert

More information to follow.

TCS Youth Choir End of Year Concert

More information to follow.

DECEMBER 2021

Music for the Soul

 

TCS Choir will be collaborating with local artists to present two uplifting works, 'Darkest Night of the Soul' and 'Luminous Night of the Soul', composed by Ola Gjeilo. These evocative works will invigorate your soul and will showcase soprano soloist Georgia Carter-Kanowski, string quartet, choir and piano. The concert will also feature individual string and vocal items from our esteemed guest artists.

Venue:     St Luke's Anglican Church 
Event Date:     Saturday 4th of December, 2021 
Event Time:     7:00pm 
Ticket Cost:     Adults $25, Students $15