Participating Choirs 2017


The Choral Festival brings together many choirs from the Sunshine Coast Region. 

Each choir performs their own set of two or three songs,
and we conclude with a massed choir spectacular!

 Cool Harmonies are based in Coolum. They have a diverse repertoire ranging from African rhythms to pop classics, and sing a variety of styles from gospel to swing. 

Musical director: Yvonne Corstorphin

                         



 


 Global Harmonies Community Choir
with Pomona Community Choir
and I'm Still Standing Choir

Global Harmonies is an unauditioned choir of about 22 members. The choir meets in Bli Bli to share heart, fun, friendship, and song, encouraging all to sing in a supportive environment. The choir sings a mixture of world, gospel and traditional songs.

Musical Directors: Jo Deguara and Yvonne Corstorphin

 


 

Hot Ginger Chorus

Hot Ginger is a women's a cappella chorus singing four-part harmony in the barbershop style.With around 40 members from all walks of life, Hot Ginger has a diverse repertoire including ballads, swing and jazz, pop music, show tunes and Australiana.

Musical Director: Kim Kirkman


 

 INsingC is an empowering community choir of music loving souls who sing an eclectic contemporary repertoire of gospel, pop, blues, soul and rock. They have an unorthodox approach where they learn to build their individual voices and sing in spontaneous and free harmony

Musical Director: Kath Williams

   


 

 Inspiration Choir

 Inspiration Choir, from Maleny, is a casual drop-in/drop-out choir of around 50 members, where everyone is welcome.
It sings mainly uplifting songs from many musical styles.
Inspiration is joined by members of
Caloundra Community Choir and
Moreton Bay Singers.

Musical Director: Kim Kirkman


 





Joy of Singing
& Mouth Orchestra

 

The Joy of Singing Choir is for shower singers
and experienced singers alike. 
Members have developed their skills whilst exploring
the exciting sounds of World Music a cappella. 
Mouth Orchestra is a dynamic and polished a cappella ensemble singing world music and originals in 4 to 9 part  harmonies.

Musical Director: Brian Martin 
 


 

 New World Rhythm


Based in Maroochydore, New World Rhythm love to entertain with a variety of music styles from the rhythmic sounds of world music including African, Celtic, Greek and Russian, to the sweet traditional tones of gospel and folk music.
 Musical Director: Dani Jones



 

Sunshine Coast Oriana Choir

The acclaimed Sunshine Coast Oriana Choir
has been "Grand Champion Choir" of Queensland five times.
It is an auditioned mixed voice choir that performs
classical, contemporary and world music.
The choir has toured in Europe in 2012 and 2016. In 2012 it won a second place in the International Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales

Musical Director: Sandra Milliken




Sweet Chilli

Sweet Chilli is a vibrant 20 voice Maleny-based women's ensemble. Their repertoire and performance reflect community building values such as honouring cultural diversity, caring for Earth and supporting each other in celebration and crisis. They love being together and sharing their voices and hearts in song.

Musical Director: Stephanie Arlidge


 


The Sunshine Statesmen Barbershop Chorus is based in Buderim. The chorus performs a wide variety of songs from traditional classics to well-known modern tunes, all in the harmonious four part a cappella Barbershop style. Being an all-male chorus, they are well known for their mellow rich tone.

Musical Director: Brian Martin