Next rehearsal: Monday 16th August 2021 

IOC Chorale rehearsals will be continuing tonight commencing at 7:30 pm.  However, there will be a number of restrictions:

1.  All members must register with the QLD App on arrival.  Where you do are not able to do so, a manual record of your attendance will be recorded.  

2.  All members must wear a face mask except if there are medical reasons precluding you from doing so.

3. We are working under the ticketing option, thus we are able to accommodate 45 members.  Once seated a note will be made of who was sitting where on the evening and you will be required to remain in that seat for the duration of the evening.  
4. Robert will be working through the notes of new music and familiarising the choir with the repertoire chosen for the Galvanised Festival performance with the Queensland Pioneer Railway.  

If you have any questions please call Deb Howards, Leah Bell or Ross Barns.

Ross Barns 
Vice President

announcement - we are back so come and join us

Welcome to 2021.  

I hope you and your families had an enjoyable safe Christmas and New Year. Let's hope 2021 is a better year than 2020 although recent lockdown announcements are of some concern.  However, as they say – The Show Must Go On.

2020 was a significant challenge for all of us including the Chorale with limited opportunities to rehearse and perform.   However, the year ended on a very positive note with our Christmas carol collaboration with Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway (QPSR) at Swanbank.  The event was very successful with great feedback for the Chorale from both attending patrons and organisers.  We look forward to continuing our association with the QPSR throughout 2021. We also had the opportunity to sing with the Amberley Brass Band at this event.  As a result, we will be exploring opportunities to collaborate further with them in 2021.

The Ipswich Orpheus Chorale is almost back in full swing.  Rehearsals recommence from Monday 18th January 2021 to prepare for the Queensland Eisteddfod to be held in Maryborough over the Easter long weekend (2nd - 4th April).  Our program for 2021 is shaping to be very exciting with our first event - pre-Eisteddfod Concert - scheduled for the 21st March at Ipswich Girls Grammar School. Further announcements will be made outlining our full-year program soon.  

If you have ever wanted to sing come along and join us.  If you are interested please contact our president Leah on 0407 596 160 or at president@ipswichorpheuschorale.org.au.


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All our rehearsals are open to the public and potential new members, so why not visit us.

We rehearse every Monday at 7:30 pm, at the George Hogg Performance Venue, 122 Chermside Road, East Ipswich, QLD.



The Ipswich Orpheus Chorale proudly welcomes our new Musical Director - Robert Shearer to lead the choir for the 2021 season. Robert comes to us with a wealth of knowledge, solid qualifications and experience in performance, musical theatre and choral singing having performed internationally and with many SEQ theatre companies including Opera Queensland.   We are very excited to be working with Robert in preparation for the 2021 Queensland Eisteddfod and our 2021 program.

Please come along to a rehearsal and Join Us

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The Ipswich Orpheus Chorale Inc. is one of Australia’s premier community choirs with over 100 members from Ipswich and surrounding areas. The Chorale has a diverse annual program that includes charity concerts, theatre restaurants, musical productions and competing at the Queensland Eisteddfod.

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