“Learning & having a good time together while creating music that inspires joyful emotion”
Since its inception in 1994, the Sunshine Coast Choral Society has impressed audiences with an eclectic program of concerts. Every member reaps the benefit of singing in a choir as we sing, learn, laugh and perform together.
The scientists say that singing is very beneficial to your health and wellbeing, but you don’t need science to know that being part of a choir is fun and fulfilling, and being in the audience will also uplift you and bring you joy.
Our Artistic Team
BIO –Our Music Director is Lincoln Scott, who brings to the role a wealth of experience in singing and teaching singing.
Lincoln is a highly trained and experienced singer and singing teacher and has also recently progressed to Musical Director positions. As a child, he sang with the renowned Woden Valley Youth Choir and won several sections of the Australian National Eisteddfod. He initially pursued a career as an Army Officer, but his passion for music won out and he resigned from the Army in 1994 to study at Queensland Conservatorium and won the Musical Theatre section of the National Eisteddfod later that year, before transferring to Canberra School of Music (ANU). He later also did a post-graduate year at Trinity College of Music in London.
Lincoln started teaching singing in 2007 at a theatre school in the UK and then taught at The Music Practice in Sydney and started teaching private students from home. He moved to the Sunshine Coast early 2022, where he opened his teaching practice and starred in Encore at Noosa Arts Theatre. This year he conducted the music rehearsals for The Boy From Oz at Noosa Arts Theatre, and will be MD of their production of The Pirates of Penzance next year, and starred in Moonlight Serenade, part of Noosa Alive. He is excited to have taken on the role of Musical Director of The Sunshine Coast Choral Society from 2023.
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, Lincoln, 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 Lincoln’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.
The SCCS Committee
The Choir in Blue Scarves
The Choir in Red Scarves
Adrian with the Ladies
Adrian with the Guys
Having Fun with the Ladies
A Christmas Celebration
Christmas with Adrian & Natasha
Sunshine Coast Choral Society Sponsors & Associates
Sunshine Coast Choral Society
P.O. Box 496 Buderim Qld 4556