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Sing along to the well established Redcliffe City Choir
There is no doubt that singing is beneficial for your health and wellbeing. Not only does it exercise your lungs and expand your diaphragm, singing evokes emotions, enhances your mood, and gives you confidence while increasing your energy and creativity. Most of us are never going to be the next X-Factor winner, yet we still receive pleasure from singing in the car on the way to work or when listening to the radio at home. Those who enjoy singing in a group also enjoy the comradeship this brings to all who share in the combined harmony of song.
Redcliffe City Choir (Photo courtesy of Redcliffe City Choir Website)
During the 1980s a group of Redcliffe City choristers decided to establish a community choir with the aim of creating choral music for the city. The Redcliffe City Choir is a non-denominational choir was formed in 1985 and officially incorporated as a not-for-profit community choir in 1987. The choir is affiliated with the Australian National Choral Association and membership is open to anyone over the age of sixteen. Although members are required to attend four rehearsals a year, there is no formal audition requirement. More information about the choir and membership can be located on their website.
From humble beginnings, the choir now presents four concerts per year as well as performing at any civic function that is required. There is no set style of music sung, with their repertoire ranging from popular light music to opera, sacred choral works, modern and classical. It is now thirty years since the association began singing in the Peninsula.
On the 14th and 15th May, the choir will be presenting "All at Sea", which has a nautical theme for all age groups. The program consists of arrangements from Bill Douglas, Stephen Leek and Mark Puddy along with some well-known folk songs. Cost is $15.00 per person and this includes afternoon tea. School aged children enter free.
The venue for the concert on Saturday 14th May is the Redcliffe Uniting Church, corner Anzac Avenue and Richens Street and on Sunday 15th May, the venue is the Freshwater Anglican Church at 43 Park Road Deception Bay. Starting time for both days is 2.30pm, concluding at 4.30pm.
This is sure to be an enjoyable afternoon for the whole family and you will probably find you are singing along with the choir to the songs you know and love.