Brisbane River City Clippers

Brisbane River City Clippers
Type of post: Club news
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Posted By: Dick Bushell
Status: Current
Date Posted: Fri, 19 Apr 2019

With 2019 steamrolling along we find ourselves in April all of a sudden and yet another chance to perform at the Regional Convention.  This year the Clippers will be heading to beautiful Toowoomba, as guests of host chorus High Altitude Harmony.  The event promises to be another success, with a number of choruses and quartets competing.

Our Annual General Meeting was held in February and a number of Executive Committee roles have taken up by some of the Clippers newest members, which has been great to see.  We thank our outgoing President Mr. Paul Dickie, who has been in the role for 3 years and has been a credit to our organisation in this role.  We also welcome our new President, Mr. Shane Downey, who has been a member of the Clippers for less than two years, but has great enthusiasm for the growth and development of the organisation.

The Clippers were fortunate to perform at the Rotary District Annual Conference 2019 in March to a well-received audience.  Australian Rotary aims to create meaningful change through practical efforts and with that in mind the Clippers performed a repertoire of songs with a “make the world a better place” theme.

Also in March, our quartets were offered a unique opportunity to perform at a quartets-only event: “Sequins & Songs” hosted by Brisbane City Sounds, with a big thanks to BCS’s Michelle Neller for organising the event.  Unfortunately, two of our three quartet’s had prior commitments – “Three Squirrels & a Nut” and “Short List” – however “5 Young Cannibals” were able to represent the Clippers to an appreciative barbershop crowd.  The event was so successful it is now scheduled to be an annual event, the next one scheduled for Saturday 21st March 2020!

In the lead up to the Regional Convention, The Clippers were extremely honoured to welcome the esteemed Mr. Derek Cosburn of Benchmark and other fame, for attending our Tuesday evening rehearsal for some one-on-one coaching.  We very are grateful for your ongoing support in improving our singing techniques.


Lastly we wish to welcome our newest (and youngest!) Clipper, Tom Luxmoore.  We hope that your entry into the world of barbershop brings you great joy.

Steve Deans - Treasurer