River City Clippers

River City Clippers
Type of post: "In Harmony" Newsletter
Status: Current
Date Posted: Wed, 18 Oct 2017

The Clippers will be presenting their annual Clippers and Friends concert at their rehearsal venue, St Laurence’s College, on Sunday 22 October. They will be joined by the neighbouring award winning Sweet Adelines’ chorus, Redland Rhapsody, the Villanova College Stage Band and the Vic Kena Duo. The chorus members and their partners will continue the celebration at a nearby restaurant following the concert.

The Clippers were privileged to participate in the recent Queensland Music Festival event ‘You’re the Voice’ which focused on the problem of domestic violence. Surprise guest, John Farnham led a choir of 2500 which was conducted by the inspirational Johnathan Welch.

This year the chorus has concentrated on increasing membership and has been successful in attracting a number of very enthusiastic younger members. Also for the first time in a number of years, the chorus was represented at the Pan Pacifics by our own quartet, Three Squirrels and a Nut comprising, Nick, Roger, Colin and Damian and they performed very successfully.

In 2018, the Clippers will host the regional competition in April at the new Sunnybank Performing Arts Centre, shortly after the conclusion of the Commonwealth Games. We are hoping for a good representation from the region leading up to the Adelaide convention.

Chorus members wish everyone in the fraternity all the best for the coming festive season and a successful 2018.

Steven Deans