Absolutely Everybody Brisbane Choir

The Absolutely Everybody Brisbane Choir celebrated their fifth birthday in 2019 and in performance the choir inspires and delights their audiences.

Register now for 2020. Commencing again on 31 January. 

The Choir rehearses on Friday mornings at South Brisbane, with our highly accomplished conductor, Melissa Gill and accompanist, Richard Thayil. A free lunch is provided after each rehearsal to encourage the social network within the choir. There is a mix of members referred by agencies and a number of community members, who provide some diversity to the group and bring their love of singing to share.

The Choir sings a wide range of musical and vocal styles from current pop and rock to gospel, classical and music theatre. The arrangements are often in 3-4 part harmony, with a strong emphasis on building vocal range and technique along with performance confidence and skills.

The rehearsals themselves are great fun and a wonderful way to learn new skills and to make likeminded new friends, with opportunities to perform regularly publicly.

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.

Prior registrations are required.Register below now to be a part of this exciting choir. All venue details will be provided when we confirm your place.

'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

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 at South Brisbane on a Friday afternoon.

Prior registrations are required. Register now for 2020. Starting on 31 January. 

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. 

Other works they have produced, have included mini versions of 'Oliver' and 'Mary Poppins'.

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

Register now for 2020 - starting date is 28 January.

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. This is your chance to tell your story your way or let loose with a pen and your wildest imagination. You'll be guided by the talented Lucy Nelson.

Creative Writing is presented in partnership with the State Library of Queensland, and the workshops are held on Tuesday afternoons at the State Library, South Brisbane. Afternoon tea included.

New members are welcome to join - complete our online application form below to register for this engaging and educational program and full details will be provided on confirmation of your place in the program.

'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 Writing

Term 1 of 2020 - It's back for a ten-week block.

Register now for 2020! 

Song writing can be an excellent way of enabling students to express themselves about topics that are important to them, and in musical styles and genres with which they are familiar. This song writing program explores the many components of a song - the melody, the harmony, the lyrics, the music, the rhythm, the hook, the chorus, the verses and much more. Teacher Mandi Geary will share her knowledge and love of this wonderful skill.

This Upbeat Arts program will encourage group participation and socialisation.

Song writing will be held on TUESDAY (changed from Wednesday's) from 10 - 11:30am at South Brisbane. Full details provided on confirmation of your application.

No experience necessary, however some basic music knowledge and the ability to play an instrument would be an advantage and welcomed.



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

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


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