PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO COVID & A CHOIR TOUR TO FESTIVAL OF VOICES IN TASMANIA, THERE WILL BE NO REHEARSALS IN BRISBANE UNTIL 11 JULY. THE CAIRNS CREW WILL REHEARSE ON 28 JUNE BUT WILL THEN TAKE A ONE WEEK BREAK ON 5 JULY. ALL CHOIRS WILL BE SINGING AGAIN, WITH BRAND NEW SONGS FROM 11 JULY!!
the choir that's not like a choir
Soul Song Brisbane started life as the West End Social Singers - an experimental 6 week Christmas pop-up in late 2018.
We had so much fun that we decided not to let it go and Soul Song Brisbane was formed in Janunary 2019.
The Brisbane crew quickly become a genuine community of around 80 singers as well as a fun and funky space for people of all musical experience to sing together before expanding in January 2022 with our new Brisbane North choir in Geebung and the addition of our Friday G'Day Bulmba choir in July the same year..
THE REHEARSAL EXPERIENCE
Our Brisbane groups rehearse pretty much every week, although we do take the odd week off during school holidays so please check the calendar below to make sure there's a rehearsal on before you come along.
New members are welcome at any time and your first rehearsal is free so you can check us out without obligation. You don't have to let us know you're coming but you can give Jaq a call first on 0412 255587 or send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if it will help with the first rehearsal nerves!
For Geebung and West End, we start singing at 6.30pm but someone is normally at the hall from 6.00pm so you are welcome to come in early and say hi before the rush. We finish at 8.30pm and normally head to the bar for a drink and social catch up.
Bulimba is a day time choir, running from 9.30-11.30am with some members going for lunch after singing.
Rehearsals are primarily about working on repertoire and building vocal technique but we try to mix up rehearsals each week to keep them interesting and we also work a lot in smaller sections to help songs progress faster.
Those who come the most often get the most out of Soul Song but there is no expectation for people to come every single week and we have lots of resources available for those who miss a week or a few to help them catch up if they want to. You'll get more information on this when you join.
We will give you a folder and all the lyrics you need once you've signed up. Then each week you come, you just need to bring some water, a highlighter, pen or pencil, your folder and reading glasses if you're of that kind of age!
IMPORTANT STUFF ABOUT COMING TO REHEARSALS
WHEN AND WHERE:
Brisbane North rehearses on Mondays, 6.30-8.30pm at the Geebung Bowls Club, 21 Thompson Street, Geebung
Brisbane Central meets on Wednesdays, 6.30-8.30pm, at the Ahepa Hall, 128 Boundary Street, West End
Bulimba G'Day choir meets on Fridays, 9.30-11.30am, at the Bulmba Community Centre, 1 Barramul Street, Bulimba
As each group learns the same repertoire, members can attend any rehearsal in a given week, or even multiple if they want. Monday and Wednesday rehearsals are also live streamed in case you are not able to get there in person and subscription members have access to watch these rehearsal back at a later date.
Your first rehearsal is free so you can come along and check us out without obligation!
We have two membership types - Subscription and Casual, starting from $10 per week. Casual members simply pay $10 on arrival at any rehearsal they attend, whether it's in person or online. Subscription members pay $15/$10 every week, and can attend as many or as few rehearsals as they want in a week, either in person or online, plus have access to more resources. You can view all the membership inclusions and read more about the two different typs of membership here: https://www.soulsongchoirs.com.au/fees