The Yeppoon Choral Society Inc. is a busy, versatile and dynamic non-for-profit organization and new members are always welcome.
The Yeppoon Choral Society Inc was formed in 1964 as a community choir but soon branched out into musical theatre with their first major production – Oklahoma – performed at the Yeppoon Town Hall in 1965, and again in 2011 to open the newly renovated Town Hall. Since then the Society has performed at least one major production and concert every year.
The Society’s credo is:-
1 To provide quality entertainment for the local community
2 To encourage and support developing musicians and actors. Regular workshops – vocal and stage craft as well as lighting and sound are held. An annual bursary in memory of past president, the late Lt. Col. Tom Wahlin retired, is presented to a musician/group from one of the local High Schools.
3 To provide substantial donations to charitable organizations as a result of an annual concert in return for community support.
4 To provide support to other organizations – eg. RSL ANZAC Day when
From Small Beginnings
Since a group of CWA ladies decided to form a singing group in 1964 the Yeppoon Choral Society Inc has grown to become a well-regarded member of the local community with a following of regular “winter visitors” who look forward to the annual production in July each year. Incidentally Shirley Green, one of those original ladies is still a very active member of the Society.
Productions range from Gilbert & Sullivan, Lerner & Lowe to Irving Berlin and Andrew Lloyd Webber and all places in between. Members come from all walks of life and range in age from school children to those in their eighties. All come from the local community, Emu Park and Rockhampton and have a passion for singing. Many friendships have been forged in the process. Our concerts have included the Capricorn Silver Band, the Salvation Army Band, the Rockhampton Youth Orchestra and the Yeppoon State High Band.
Numerous local charities have benefitted from the contributions of the Society. Over $50,000 has been raised by annual charity concerts. The choir always takes part in the Anzac Day ceremony in Yeppoon.
A trained voice is not a pre-requisite but a love of music and theatre is. If you like to sing and have fun at the same time, we would love to hear from you!