Wow, what a weekend!
The 127th Queensland Eisteddfod is now over after three days filled with wonderful singing from choirs, soloists, and small groups. All the hard work from everyone from the start of rehearsals late last year up to now paid off with the Cambrian family winning every section it competed in.
Although it was unfortunate to be missing choristers from other choirs and having some choirs withdraw from the weekend, the experience gained from performing and competing was invaluable to everyone. The feedback given by the adjudicators was very useful and constructive, not just for our choirs, but across all competitors.
Well done to Ipswich Orpheus Chorale, Caloundra Chorale & Theatre Company and Queensland University Musical Society – recent circumstances have impacted numbers and it has been a big effort just to get your choirs on stage. We hope to see you all back bigger and stronger at next year’s eisteddfod.
The results from the weekend for all involved are below.
A massive thank you must go to the Eisteddfod Council for adapting to the ever-changing Public Health Directives and restrictions to make the eisteddfod run as smoothly as it did. A thank you must also go to the adjudicators, Adele Nisbet and Graham Godfrey, for coming on such short notice.
Thank you to the “BICC Catering Crew” and the “BICC Travel Agency”, for organising meals and accommodation for the Senior Choir and the Youth Choir.
The Senior Choir will return to rehearsals on Monday, 12th April to prepare for A Mid-Winter Night’s Dream in June featuring works by Vaughan Williams (Serenade to Music), Lauridsen (Nocturnes) and Rutter (When Icicles Hang).
The Youth Choir will be resuming after the school holidays on Friday, 23rd April.
If you, or someone you know, would like to join any of our choirs, now would be the perfect time as we start new music in preparation for our next performances. To find out more, fill out the membership enquiry form here.