Sing with us
To join Noosa Chorale
Noosa Chorale is a community choir dedicated to bringing a rich repertoire of diverse music to the people of the Noosa region and Sunshine Coast. The shared love of music, both personal and for the enrichment of the community, is at the heart of the Chorale which is a major feature of Noosa’s cultural landscape.
Membership is open to anybody in the community who has a desire to sing great choral works. Many people with little musical experience have developed their singing and musical skills through the Chorale. An ability to read music is an advantage, but if you cannot read music, it is essential that you have a computer with internet access so you can practise at home, or that you can record rehearsals for later practice. There are no auditions for prospective members; we are committed to maintaining a friendly and enjoyable rehearsal experience while achieving high standards of musical performance.
Membership of Noosa Chorale provides a privileged opportunity to be part of a high quality choir with an excellent performance venue, an esteemed music director/conductor, a highly skilled accompanist, the opportunity for split rehearsals with an expert deputy music director, access to subsidised music scores, and the chance to perform with professional and semi-professional musicians.
Noosa Chorale's performance program consists of 3 major concerts each year, as well as performances for civic occasions such as Anzac Day, Easter services, and carol-singing at Christmas time.
Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings at The J Theatre, from 7pm to 9.15pm. We hold three rehearsal terms each year, culminating in a major concert performance at the end of each term. We do not normally accept new members once the rehearsal term is well underway, and will advise prospective new members to join in the subsequent term. Check our current year Rehearsal and Performance Calendar to see the dates of each term.
Rehearsal and Performance Calendar
Download the 2020 Rehearsal and Performance Calendar.
Member Information Booklet and Application Form
Our Member Information Booklet outlines all the details for new and current members about singing with Noosa Chorale. At the back of the booklet is the Member Application Form for new members to complete and submit prior to or at their first rehearsal.
Where: The J, 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Junction
When: Tuesdays 7.00pm — 9.15pm during each term
Parking: Plenty of parking is available at the The J
Statement about Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
The Chorale cancelled rehearsals in mid-March 2020 to ensure we were not putting our singers at risk as the situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic were becoming more apparent. We have postponed our planned May concert ("Spirit of Olympia") to May 2021, and our planned September concert (Haydn's "The Seasons") to September 2021, and all ticket-holders have received full refunds from The J Theatre box office.
Of course it has been very disappointing for all our singers that we are not able to come together for our weekly rehearsals which have always been such a highlight of everyone's week as we prepare for our concerts and the thrill of sharing the joy of song with each other and our audiences.
Luckily we've been able to keep our "Chorale family" in touch with each other through a regular "Let's Keep in Touch Bulletin" which has sent out messages and singing practice recordings from our Music Director Adrian King, as well as greetings messages from singers to each other and links to wonderful choral performances in isolation.
We plan to recommence rehearsals in mid-September, when we will commence rehearsing for our annual, well-loved Christmas Cheer concert, the Wassail on 18 & 19 December 2020. This year's theme is "Bells" - a chance for us all to ring out the bells of hope and joy through glorious song.
As the time draws near for our rehearsals to recommence, we will post notices with details about joining on the website as well as on facebook.