November 30, 2016
The Blackbutt Singers – plus friends from many other local community choirs – packed into Yarraman’s Memorial Hall on Sunday afternoon for a very special concert.
The group decided to celebrate their 25th anniversary with a string of choral performances, singing alone and alongside other community choirs.
The Blackbutt Singers have about 30 members these days, coming from Taromeo to Kingaroy.
Toowoomba mayor Paul Antonio, who officially opened the concert, summed up the Blackbutt Singers with a simple saying: “From little things big things grow …”
“The Blackbutt Singers have packed a lot into these 25 years … when you realise this organisation started with only five or six members.”
Other choirs to perform at the anniversary concert included the Esk Community Choir, which has a long relationship with the Blackbutt Singers; men’s group Vocal Mayhem; South Burnett Chorale and the Caboolture Community Choir.
The concert concluded with a massed performance by all choirs followed by afternoon tea.