“Learning & having a good time together while creating music that inspires joyful emotion”
Our Artistic Team
BIO –Our Music Director is Adrian King, who brings to the role a wealth of experience conducting and teaching in the English Cathedral tradition, and a deep commitment to assisting community groups perform fine music. Adrian joined us in 2007 and during this time has guided us through numerous and varied performances.
A tenor said – “I love working with Adrian because of his immense musical ability, encouragement and a wicked sense of humour”.
BIO – Natasha has been the official accompanist for the Sunshine Coast Choral Society since 2008. Her versatility and sensitivity as a pianist and experience as a vocal and choral accompanist in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast make her a great asset to the choir. She has performed as an accompanist and soloist with Opera on Kings, the Jubilee Singers, Opera at Salt, the Zillmere Multicultural Festival, Essence Ensemble, the Australian Youth Choir, the Buderim Male Choir, Noosa Chorale, the Brisbane and Queensland Eisteddfods, and played keys for productions of Wicked, Les Miserables and Mamma Mia for the Ipswich Musical Theatre Company. A keen singer and educator, Natasha also composes and performs children’s music with her group, Jelly Kids, who have twice been finalists in the Queensland Music Awards.
An alto said – “Our accompanist, Natasha, flies into rehearsals in a flurry of titian curls, to support us with her charm, technical brilliance and astonishing adaptability”.
The Fun we have…
Why not join the Sunshine Coast Choral Society? Our choral year begins in February however, please feel free to contact us at any time if you are interested in joining our choir.
We rehearse each Wednesday evening at 7.00 at the Lakeshore Community Church of Christ, 1 Lakeshore Avenue, Buderim. It’s easy to find and there’s plenty of parking. Early birds start arriving soon after 6.30 to socialise, gossip and help put chairs out.
Some choristers come from just around the corner, but may travel from as far as Beerwah, Noosa and Maleny, some car-pooling.
There are often committee members on hand at arrival, but any choir member will cheerfully help you find your way around.
If we are starting work on a new performance, the librarians will be nearby distributing the scores. A small fee is usually charged for the hire of the music.
Singing begins promptly at 7.00 as our inspirational conductor, Adrian, starts us off with some fun warm up activities. Rehearsals are hard exhilarating work, punctuated with lots of laughter. Even the most experienced singers feel uplifted and supported by the camaraderie and by Adrian’s kind, positive approach.
All the effort and endless repetition pay off when finally, a section comes together beautifully earning Adrian’s beaming smile and ultimate compliment: ‘That was soooo cool!’
Rehearsal usually finishes around 9.00. Expect to be deliciously tired, yet buzzing so much that it takes it a while to get to sleep that night. Come for one rehearsal and you’ll be hooked for life.
“The woods would be quiet if no bird sang but the one that sang best’ ” by Henry Van Dyke.