Choral society always keen for new members
THE Sunshine Coast Choral Society was founded in 1994 by the late Neil Atkinson.
After many successful years, members in 2007 were joined by their current musical director Adrian King.
Adrian has a wealth of experience conducting and teaching in the English Cathedral tradition and has a deep commitment to helping community groups perform fine music.
The accompanist is the extremely accomplished Natasha Koch.
During the past 21 years, the Sunshine Coast Choral Society has performed a wide variety of works including: Mozart's Requiem and Vespers; Faure's Requiem, Rutter's Mass of the Children, Requiem, Gloria; Handel's Messiah, Sampson and Coronation Anthems; Mendelssohn's Elijah; Haydn's Creation and Nelson Mass; Bach's Magnificat and St Matthew Passion; Verdi's Requiem; Vivaldi's Gloria; Stainer's Crucifixion; and Rossini's Petite Messe Solonnelle.
Last year, members were privileged to premiere local composer Jennifer Carr's A Choral Mass.
The choir rehearses at Lakeshore Christian Church, North Buderim, on Wednesdays.
There are three main concerts a year and performances at community events such as the Mooloolaba Christmas tree lighting ceremony and community carols.
As a community-based choir, the choral society believes in supporting the musical community by employing graduate students of the Brisbane Conservatorium of Music as guest soloists in concerts.
New members are welcome. It is an advantage to be able to read music.
See the website at: www.suncoastchoral.org.au.