The Ipswich Orpheus Chorale Musical Director - Robert Shearer to lead the choir for the 2022 season. Robert has 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 our 2022 program.
IOC Founder - George Hogg OAM
Past and present members of the Ipswich Orpheus Chorale are remembering George Hogg, OAM with great affection, admiration and gratitude. He founded the Chorale in 1969 and his involvement has spanned 52 years.
Under George’s leadership, the Chorale grew to over 100 members and became one of the foremost choral bodies in the state, winning Champion Choir at many Queensland Eisteddfodau, singing at prestigious community events and staging many memorable musical productions.
After stepping down from his role as Conductor, George was President of the Chorale for many years and then served as a member of the Management Committee which he only relinquished this year.His love of music kept him singing with the choir until just a few weeks ago and the current Musical Director and Management Committee are fully committed to singing and performing in the building named in his honour – “The George Hogg Performance Centre’, and to keep the Ipswich Orpheus Chorale banner flying in his memory.
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