June 2019 at Bokarina and Noosa

Verdi-Requiem-poster for Sunshine Coast Choir PerformanceCelebrating the Silver Anniversary of The Sunshine Coast Choral Society and the Noosa Chorale. Performing Verdi’s Requiem as a combined choir, accompanied by the Requiem Orchestra, and supported by 4 Soloists. Adrian King, Conductor brought out the very best in all performers. In Noosa the Choir had a standing ovation from a full house, as well as at Venue 114 Bokarina.


September 2019

September-Flyer-Musical Treasures‘John Gregson from Gregson & Weight Memorial Chapel in Wises Road Buderim was the stunning venue for our ‘Musical Treasures’ concert on Sunday 8th September 2019.

The Choir, supported by the Sunshine Coast Chamber Strings and the very talented soloists Annika Hinrichs – Soprano, Debra Schneider – Alto, James Scott – Tenor and Henry Prinder – Bass performed the inspiring works of Schubert, Mozart and Pergolesi.


Christmas 2019

Christmas 2019 at the Sunshine Coast Choral SocietyGregson & Weight Chapel, Buderim was filled to capacity both physically with our faithful supporters as well as the sounds of music from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Handel’s Messiah.

Our very talented Natasha Koch accompanied the Choir and our incredible Adrian King conducted the Choir. The audience gave a standing ovation to the Hallelujah Chorus and wanted an encore. The concert set the scene and the tone for our own personal Christmas Celebrations.



April 2018

Jenkins Requiem Performance by Sunshine Coast ChoirKarl Jenkins, in his Requiem, blends together the traditional form of the requiem or ‘mass for the dead’ with a fusion of western and eastern musical cultures, topping the classical charts in 2005.

Jenkins incorporated other surprises in the work too, including the driving pulsating, even menacing, rhythmic force of the Dies Irae as well as extraordinary tender and ethereal sections culminating in the hauntingly beautiful In Paradisum.

The Choir with conductor Adrian King and the Choral Society Chamber Orchestra performed at Gregson & Weight’s Memorial Chapel, Buderim on Sunday April 22, 2018.


August 2018

HMS Pinafore Flyer for SCCS Performance The hills of Maleny were alive with the sound of HMS PINAFORE on August 5th 2018. Natasha Koch displayed her amazing keyboard skills, depth of knowledge of the music and her ability to provide the orchestral parts on a keyboard when she accompanied the Choir in this performance.


November 2018

Celebration of Sunshine Coast Choral SocietyA celebration of John Rutter & Antoni Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’s’ was held at Stella Maris Catholic Primary School, McKenzie Drive, Maroochydore on Sunday 4th November, 2018.

Accompanying the Choir was the Choral Society Chamber Orchestra and the Choral Society Brass Ensemble.

November 2018

Nine Lessons and Carols as performed by Sunshine Coast Choral SocietyNine Lessons and Carols were performed at the Holy Trinity Kawana Anglican Church, 11 Meriden Street Bokarina on Wednesday 26th November, 2018.

Accompanist – Natasha Koch.



Seascapes Performance NovemberOn 02 September, Caloundra Uniting Church was the venue for ‘Seascapes’. We performed pieces by mainly Australian composers like Stephen Leek, Lon Beery, Mary Lynn Lightfoot, Peter Sculthorpe and Dulcie Holland.

We were privileged to perform Jennifer Carr’s new suite of 5 pieces called ‘Seascapes’, which was the world premiere of this emotive work.


Mozart Vespers and Requiem

Mozart's Requiem performed by SCCS2017 started in April with the performance of Mozart’s highly regarded Vespers and Requiem.

Lake Kawana Community Centre was filled to capacity with an audience keen to enjoy the performance presented by the Sunshine Coast Choral Society, the Sunshine Coast Chamber Orchestra, and Soloists from the Brisbane Conservatorium.



Classical Treasures

Classical-Treasures Performed by SCCS‘Classical Treasures’ was the theme for the Concert in June, held at Lake Kawana Community Centre.

The Sunshine Coast Choral Society was pleased to present a performance of Classical Treasures which included Joseph Haydn’s Mass in D Minor (Nelson Mass) and Mozart’s Vespers with Soloists and Orchestra


American Treasures

American-Treasures as performed by Sunshine Coast ChoirIn September, Lake Kawana Community Centre hosted a fabulous performance entitled ‘American Treasures’



A Christmas Journey

Christmas-poster 2016In December, the Sunshine Coast Choral Society performed a selection of Christmas music at St Mark’s Anglican Church in Buderim.

Rewind to 1995

Haydn’s “Creation“

Haydn’s “Creation” was performed with full orchestra in the Lecture Theatre at Matthew Flinders Anglican College in August 13, 1995 with soloists Miriam Gordon – Soprano, James Coady – Baritone and Neil again taking on conducting and singing the Tenor roles.

Handel’s “Messiah”

On the 9th April 1995, we ambitiously took on Handel’s “Messiah” and gave a performance at Easter time in St. Mark’s Anglican Church in Buderim with soloists Rachael Duncan – Soprano, Therese Hayden – Mezzo Soprano, James Coady – Baritone and Neil Atkinson who had to conduct the choir and sing the Tenor solos! This performance was accompanied by Jean Conwell on the keyboard.



The Sunshine Coast Choral Society was founded in 1994 by the late Neil Atkinson with assistance from Bruce Ramm, Sharon Coles and Jean and Alan Conwell. Jean was the accompanist for the Society until her retirement in 1999 which was followed by the appointment of Fay Baker, who capably filled the position until early 2005, at which time she became Assistant Musical Director until relinquishing that post in December 2005. Alan was the Treasurer for the Society from its inception until 1998. Auditions were held in May/June and rehearsals started in July with forty seven members.

Rehearsals were held in the Lecture Theatre at Matthew Flinders Anglican College. At that time the college was relatively new to the area and they were most supportive of the Choral Society as we struggled to get a financial footing and increase membership.

In these first few months we were able to prepare a few pieces for two charity concerts (Concert for Rwanda and the Drought Relief Concert) and the Mayor’s Christmas Carols. In December 1994 we held our first concert in the Buderim Hall and performed John Rutter’s “Gloria” and “The First Nowell” by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

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