South Burnett Chorale conductor Julee-anne Bell and president Georgina Graham

June 24, 2021

The South Burnett Chorale marked its 25th anniversary on Saturday with a special concert in Kingaroy.

The St John’s Lutheran Church Hall was filled with supporters for the celebration, which also included afternoon tea and a mini-cent auction.

South Burnett Chorale conductor Julee-anne Bell said the afternoon was a fundraiser for the group after the pandemic affected finances last year.

“All our membership fees were paid up last year but we could not meet,” she said.

“So we didn’t charge our members anything this year, but we still have the same expenses.”

The cent auction was supported by Chorale members who donated prizes.

As well, there were lucky door prizes donated by the Julee-anne Bell Vocal Studio and Musicians Oasis, and a special draw prize from Beauty Finesse.

The cent auction draws were interspersed by music by the choir, and a special performance by “Six Appeal”, a new gospel/folk ensemble which made its debut on the afternoon.

South Burnett Chorale president Georgina Graham said there were about 25 members in the Chorale at present.

“We always welcome new members and now would be a good time to join,” she said.

“We have started rehearsing a new repertoire which we will present at Taabinga Homestead on August 29.”

Chorale members Margaret Goodger and Paz Remalante, from Kingaroy; and Valerie Parker, from Wondai, were getting ready to perform on stage
Carol Vacher, from Kingaroy, was deciding where to allocate her cent auction tickets
Crystal Wagner and Pat McErlean, from Kingaroy, were looking over the cent auction offerings

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