The Bundaberg Rainbow Choir is an exciting new initiative by the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre as part of its Community Engagement Program.

The Bundaberg Rainbow Choir will be an inclusive non-auditioned LGBTQI community choir for singers aged 18 years and over, including our straight allies, regardless of musical ability.

The Bundaberg Rainbow Choir will sing in every style from classical to pop, Broadway to gospel, and from cultures all over the world. As artists, we will listen to the changing world around us and transform what we hear into music. The choir will sing to challenge perceptions of the LGBTQI community, to combat fear and hatred, encourage compassion and human connection, and to thrill with the superb quality of our voices.

Bundaberg local Anthonie Meerman will take on the role of Choirmaster. Anthonie brings with him a wealth of musical knowledge and choral experience, and has chosen some wonderfully uplifting repertoire to get the choir on the path to making beautiful music together.

In 1992 he commenced his fulltime career as a Primary School Music Teacher.  He has fostered a love of singing in thousands of children who have participated in his school choirs and choral events. 

Professionally, he has attended and participated in numerous international Choral Symposia and Choral Masterclasses. His love of music and singing is also evident through his participation in the Orpheus Singers and the Bundaberg Amateur Players.

A Registration Day for the choir will be held on Saturday 6 November 2021 from 10am – 12noon, which will include Morning Tea & Music Familiarisation.

Rehearsals will then be held on consecutive Monday evenings from 6.00pm – 8.00pm from Monday 8 November to Monday 6 December 2021 at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre. At the end of the fifth week a special free Open Rehearsal will be held for Family & Friends on Monday 6 December 2021 at 7.00pm at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre.

The all inclusive membership fee payable by participants for the five weeks of rehearsals in 2021 will be $50, which will includes copies of all music required.

Click here to download your registration form.

Contact name: Moncrieff Box Office
Contact phone: (07) 4130 4100
Contact email: moncrieff@bundaberg.qld.gov.au

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