Absolutely Everybody Brisbane Choir

Key Information Friday 10am to 12:30pm weekly | South Brisbane

The Absolutely Everybody Brisbane Choir celebrated their sixth birthday in 2020 and in performance the choir inspires and delights their audiences.

For Term 4 of 2021 (starting 8 October for current members and 22 October for new members) our choir rehearsals will be face to face sessions whenever possible. (If the Covid restrictions change, we may deliver via Zoom. All current members are advised by email or text of the details each week.)

We're looking for new members - come and give it a go!

The Choir gets together on Friday mornings, with our conductor, Melissa Gill and accompanist, Richard Thayil

Choir explores vocal skills, fun singing warm ups and songs, guests, projects and more. You can be assured of a fun and engaging morning as you connect with others and learn new skills.

The Choir sings a wide range of musical and vocal styles from current pop and rock to gospel, classical and music theatre. There's a strong emphasis on building vocal range and technique along with performance confidence and skills.

The Absolutely Everybody Brisbane Choir members love to perform and have performed many times all over Brisbane, including high profile venues such as Brisbane City Hall, QPAC's Concert Hall and the Brisbane Convention Centre. In 2017, they made their interstate debut, performing in an exciting concert at Deakin Edge in Melbourne. They look forward to resuming performances during 2021.

After choir, we enjoy a healthy meal together - prepared by our Kitchen Crew.

Prior registrations are required. Register below now to be a part of this exciting choir. 

'I am looking forward to seeing you on Friday. I just want to let you know that I feel right at home with the choir it is the best choir I can be a part of. I am so very happy...' - Choir participant

'I have never seen my client so animated and show such enjoyment - it makes me cry with happiness to see the change in her because of this first rehearsal with the choir. Thank you so much...' - Support Worker


Rhythm of Life (music theatre)

Key Information Friday 1 - 3pm weekly | South Brisbane

Rhythm of Life is Upbeat Art's Music Theatre group. It is led by Brisbane's Jacqui Cuny and her workshops include movement, acting and singing so participants can learn new skills or new members might wow us with the talents they already have.

Rehearsals are on a Friday afternoon. Music theatre sessions are held face to face. (Where necessary they will move to an online platform. Confirmed members will be advised of any session changes ahead of time.)

Learning new songs, simple dance steps and participating in fun improvisation exercises are all part of the fun - easily transferred to an online platform when required.

Prior registrations are required. Register now for Term 4 2021, starting 8 October for current members and 15 October for new members. New works starting this term, for performances later in the year.

Under Jacqui's guiding hand, the Rhythm of Life group create their own 'mini-shows'. They often craft their own words into meaningful dialogue which fuse together with the dance moves and joyous music theatre songs. 

Complete an online application below if this is something you'd like to be part of. 

'One little thing I learnt at Music Theatre last week, was worth a week's worth of therapy.' - Music Theatre participant


Word on the Street (creative writing)

Key Information Tuesday 1 - 2:30pm weekly | South Brisbane 

These Creative writing sessions will be held in person. (if they need to change because of government advice relating to Covid-19, we let all confirmed members know of the details)

Word on the Street is a creative writing course that will help you find your voice on the page. Working with a professional teacher, nothing will be left blank as we cover poetry, letters, short form writing, spoken word, and storytelling. In 2021, we welcomed a new teacher, Claire Christian - an award-winning author with several books published!

This is your chance to tell your story your way or follow the cues provided and be surprised by what you create.

Creative Writing is presented in partnership with the State Library of Queensland, and the workshops are held on Tuesday afternoons. Term 4 starts on 5 October.

New members are welcome to join - complete our online application form below to register for this engaging and educational program and all details will be provided on confirmation of your place in the program. We have spaces available now, get in now to secure your place.

'Word on the Street is one thing that I really look forward to each week. My support worker has noticed a massive shift in (my) participant's behaviour and is very happy to see her engaging in something positive.' Word on the Street participant

NB This participant told our program leader that after her first session at Creative Writing she went home and wrote a song - something she hadn't done for many years.

Song School (song writing)

Key Information Tuesday 10 - 11:30am weekly | South Brisbane

Have you ever thought about what makes a song popular?

In Song School we discover the who, what, when, where and why of songs. What makes them great, why do they stick in your head? Learn about how songs are made, explore the history of song, deconstruct a song through listening and understanding the song form, create clever and fun or inspiring lyrics and along the way learn some tips and tricks to improve your vocal skills.

This unique program teaches you to develop an appreciation of the form of a song, it encourages you to stop and actively listen to a song and to others. Using your own voice and ideas, it will help to develop your mental agility and improve objectivity and social skills. You will use these skills to collaborate with other members to write songs most weeks and you can take the skills home to write your own songs.

You don't have to be a musician to write your own song or appreciate what songs bring to the world! Start exploring this subject in Term 4 2021 - starting 5 October.

Join teacher Mandi Geary for Song School. The session is held face to face whenever possible, and reverts to online as needed. Confirmed members will be advised of session details.



If you’d like to participate in one of these Brisbane programs, please complete our online Participant Application form

Please note, prior registration is required for all Queensland programs.


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