|VOICE WEAVERS MUSIC RETREAT 2020|
Our Music Retreat at Bornhoffen PCYC Leadership Development Centre kicks off on Friday evening 31st January 2020 finishing at lunchtime on Sunday 2nd February 2020. We will be learning some new songs for our major concert this year and going over some of our current repertoire for the Opening Ceremony of Senior Citizens Week on 12th February. We know that the Bornhoffen Music Retreat is a great team bonding experience and a chance to get to know those people we spend at least one night a week singing with.
The centre is located near Natural Bridge in the Gold Coast Hinterland. If you have a look at the Bornhoffen web site (http://www.bornhoffenpcyc.org.au) you can see what is there, we are booking Camp 2. The cost is $150 per person which is for two nights accommodation, two dinners, two lunches, two breakfasts and morning and afternoon teas. We are not cooking but will be expected to wash up and tidy up after ourselves. The cabin accommodation is bunk style and there is a pool to cool down a hot afternoon.
We are having a Talent Night on Saturday night, a group, a song, a poem, comedy, dancing – anything goes. Another option would be if singers would like to get a group together to sing some of our current repertoire songs for the night – you already know them and it’s a great way to polish your part.
Sunday morning we will have Jono Albertini from The Blenders running a workshop for us.
New singers are welcome to join us, please contact Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0755909496.
It’s always a lot of fun so don’t miss it!
|Voice Weavers won the Pacific Fair Christmas Carol competition and are performing at the Broadbeach Christmas Carols on Saturday 14th December, an event that goes from 3pm in Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach.|
The Broadbeach Christmas Carols commence at 6pm, boasting a phenomenal cast of performers including Martin Crewes and a special visit from Santa, as well as a spectacular fireworks display to top off the night.
Free parking is available at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre on the day. Make sure you arrive at the park early to claim your spot.
Voice Weavers visited Japan on a goodwill tour in April, 2019. We performed at a music festival held at Hoso University in Tennoji, a joint event with Crazy Clef at Kyoto University, a charity concert for the tsunami victims in Sendai, a joint event with the Oratio Club in Tokyo and finally an appearance at a Requiem Concert at Hamarikyu Hall, Tokyo. The concert in Sendai was the fifth annual charity concert to assist those affected by the 2011 tsunami (and Voice Weavers have been invited to perform).
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KONNICHIWA JAPAN CONCERT
Voice Weavers will be visiting Japan on a goodwill tour in April. We are performing for a music festival at Hoso University in Tennoji, a joint event with Crazy Clef at Kyoto University, a charity concert for the tsunami victims in Sendai, a joint event with the Oratio Club in Tokyo and finally an appearance at a Requiem Concert at Hamarikyu Hall, Tokyo. The concert in Sendai is the fifth annual charity concert to assist those who have been affected by the 2011 tsunami (and Voice Weavers have been invited to perform).
At this pre-trip concert, we are presenting the songs we will take to Japan, including a few in Japanese and one in Latin. We invite you to join us. We have a special guest Japanese Koto player, Takako Nishibori, and there will be a raffle, a silent auction and cafe operating on the day with home made delights.
So come along, enjoy our songs and help us raise some funds to present to the reconstruction charity for Tsunami survivors.
Where: Tugun Village Community Centre
When: Sunday, 10th March 2019
Time: 1 pm Qld time, 2 pm NSW time
Price: $25 Adult, $20 Concession, Children under 12 free
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VOICE WEAVERS MUSIC RETREAT
BORNHOFFEN LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
2nd to 4th February 2018
It’s five years now that Voice Weavers have started the season with a Music Retreat at the lovely Bornhoffen Centre. We use this get together to dust off the cobwebs and polish up some of the current songs, learn some new music, have workshops and do some group bonding. We invite interested singers to join us to see what we are all about, sing some songs and think about whether joining Voice Weavers A Cappella Choir might be a fun thing to do.
The cost is $160 for two nights’ accommodation, all meals and a special workshop with David Sowden, vocal coach, on Sunday morning. There will be some Karaoke fun to be had on Saturday night as well. Check out the web link for Bornhoffen www.bornhoffenpcyc.org.au and there is more information about Voice Weavers on www.voiceweavers.com.au.
Please contact Sophy Graham, our Treasurer, at email@example.com if you are interested in booking to come to Bornhoffen or Margaret Reichelt, our Membership Co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like some information on joining Voice Weavers.
FREE CHRISTMAS VARIETY CONCERT
Voice Weavers invites everyone to join the fun of our Free Christmas Variety Concert where you can enjoy your favourite Christmas Carols and songs undercover on the afternoon of Saturday 2nd December. We hope to create the feel of a ‘Carols by Candlelight’ without the worry of weather! There is a raffle, of course, and the Voice Weavers Cafe will be operating inside the auditorium where you can select from the delicious goodies that will be available. The fun starts at 1 pm Qld time (2 pm NSW), get there early to choose the best table. Donations will always be appreciated.
Voice Weavers A Cappella Choir is seeking more men singers to beef up the bottom
end of our harmony.
Many thanks to Helloworld Surfers Paradise for their very generous donation of First Prize for our raffle.
Voice Weavers on the world stage
Voice Weavers Choir will soon be appearing on the world stage – literally – through our participation in the World Choir Games in Sochi, Russia, in July. Billed as the largest choir competition in the world, it gives us the amazing opportunity of seeing the best choirs from around the world while testing our own skills. The 2014 games – held in Riga, Latvia – saw 27,000 people from 73 countries competing at the 11-day event!
At Sochi, we'll be competing in the Scenic Pop/Show Choir section and the Folklore A Cappella section of the Open Competition. We'll also appear in a Friendship Concert performance and with the Festival Stage Choir for the Great Celebration concert. We've been told by the organisers, Interkultur, that we're the only Australian choir to have registered for the event – so we're representing Australia!!
On the afternoon of Sunday 29 May from 2 pm at the Tweed Heads Civic Centre, cnr Wharf Street and Brett Street, Tweed Heads, we'll be holding a fundraising concert to show off everything we've learnt and to raise funds to help offset the high costs of travelling to Russia. Entry is by donation and we will also have lucky door prizes, silent auction and a fabulous raffle. We'd love your support, so put the date in your diary!!
|It's show time! |
In between two international engagements (in 2013 and 2016), members of local choir Voice Weavers are keeping their vocal chords warm with their new show, Songs from Stage and Screen.
Hitting the stage on 24 October, this show will feature a fabulous selection of popular music by composers and singers as varied as Andrew Lloyd Webber, Elaine Page and Elton John.
Audiences will be entertained by songs from well-loved stage shows like Evita and Chicago and from timeless movies such as Disney’s The Lion King and everyone’s favourite, The Sound of Music.
This show will form part of Voice Weavers’ preparation for the World Choir Games being held in Sochi, Russia, in July next year.
What: Songs from Stage and Screen
Where: Tweed Heads Civic Centre, cnr of Wharf St & Brett St
When: Saturday 24 October, Matinee (2 pm Qld, 3 pm NSW) & Evening (6 pm Qld, 7 pm NSW)
How: Tickets from http://www.trybooking.com/152617 or at the door
|Voice Weavers are beginning the search for singers to join them in Sochi Russia for the 2016 World Choir Games|