Who we are
Serenata Singers is a community choir based in The Gap, Brisbane. We are a four-part harmony choir or SATB – Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass – comprising over 40 members. We are a multi-talented group coming from all walks of life and musical experiences.
We are celebrating out 50th Anniversary in 2020. You can read a little about our history here.
Our Conductors and Accompanist
The choir is led by our highly qualified Musical Director Lois Cutmore and Associate Conductor Jenni Mersiades, and accompanied by our very talented Prue Gibbs.
Click here for their excellent qualifications and background.
Why we sing
In a recent survey of our members, valued aspects of their choir membership were identified as making and meeting friends, learning about music, providing entertainment for elderly people, and the thrill of public performance. Additionally, studies have shown that choral singing decreases stress, anxiety and depression and improves physical health.
If you might like to join us, check out the “Sing with Us” page here.
What we sing
The choir prides itself on a professional performance, due to the diligence of our accomplished conductors and accompanist.
Our performance programs are varied to suit our audiences, comprising excerpts from musical comedies and operas, sacred songs, folk songs, and Negro spirituals among others.
We perform up to 20 times during the year across northern Brisbane, on both weekdays and weekends. Some of our concerts are open to the public while others are held in aged care facilities, community centres and the like.
Our yearly highlight is a public Gala Lions Concert held in November where we present a themed showcase of our music.
Click here for all our upcoming performances as well as reports on our recent performances.
Our rehearsals are in a friendly atmosphere of men and women who just enjoy making music together.
We rehearse in the auditorium of The Gap Uniting Church (1050 Waterworks Road, The Gap) on Monday nights between 7:15pm and 9:30pm. Rehearsals are held throughout the year from February through to December (except public holidays).
We are a non-auditioning choir of around 45 members – everyone is welcome! Members just need to be confident that they can hold a tune and sing a part.
We don’t expect members to participate in every performance, but we do ask that you have a commitment to coming to as many rehearsals as possible and participating in as many performances as you are able.