Bellevue Concert

On a wet Saturday morning the choir travelled to the Bellevue Nursing Home in Ferny Hills on 19 October to perform before a good-sized audience of nursing home residents. The concert was our last outing before the gala concert and gave us a chance to further hone our repertoire. Premieres included Tonight and One Hand, …

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Keppera Tour – Enjoyable and Profitable

A group from the choir earned us $500 by taking a tour of Keperra Sanctuary Retirement Village on October 11. The tour included morning tea, a chat and a tour of the village and those who participated reported an enjoyable experience. Thanks to Desleigh for organising this.

Serenata Performs at the Brisbane Music Performers’ Club

It was a great afternoon at the 4MBS Performance Studio on Sunday, 15 September, where the Serenata Singers kicked off the afternoon’s entertainment with our medley of John Denver songs. Our performance was followed by a wonderful variety of music acts including Spanish classical guitar (Jeremy Stafford), guitar and vocal renditions of contemporary songs (the …

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Serenata Singers Score Ellendale Neighbourhood Grant!

(excerpt from media release issued by the Ellendale Neighbourhood Grants Program.) A range of community groups across Brisbane's north-west have received funding as part of publicly-listed developer Cedar Woods Properties third annual Ellendale Neighbourhood Grants Program. Choir group, the Serenata Singers, who, through the power of voice, have enriched the lives of local seniors by …

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Cooper House Concert

Warming Up at Cooper House The Serenata Singers’ 2019 concert season continued with a morning performance at Cooper House, Wheller Gardens at Chermside on 14 June. A somewhat reduced-in-size choir, lacking a conductor, still managed to put on an entertaining show, thanks in no small part to the efforts of our wonderful accompanist Prue Gibbs. …

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Keperra Sanctuary Concert

The Serenata Singers visited Keperra Sanctuary on Tuesday evening 28 May. A large and appreciative crowd enjoyed our program of medleys of works by Lennon-McCartney, Irving Berlin and John Denver; excerpts from Oklahoma and Les Miserables; and the well-known spiritual Down to the River to Pray. Soloists included George Reid, who made his debut as …

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Serenata Singers Wins Kedron-Wavell Services Club Community Grant!

Paul Beckmann and Lyn Orchard accept grant cheque from Vice Chairman Philip Lilliebridge. On Wednesday 1 May, Serenata Singers was presented with a cheque for $1,000 from the Kedron-Wavell Services Club Community Grants Program. The grant initiative is an annual program that provides financial assistance for the improvement of community organisations. This year Serenata Singers …

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Dovetree Concert

Our second concert for 2019 – and first weekday concert – was held at a new venue, Dovetree, Sinnamon Village. Due to Sue Stewart’s ill health (get well soon, Sue, we’re thinking of you), accompanist Prue Gibbs did double duty as accompanist/conductor – and acquitted herself brilliantly. The choir again performed songs from our 2018 …

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Vale Bill Reilly

On a more sombre note, the choir was honoured to be invited to sing at the funeral service of former choir member, Bill Reilly, on Friday 1 March. The choir sang, at Bill’s request, “What a Wonderful World” as slides from Bill’s life were projected on a large screen.