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See Hot Ginger in Performance

We love to perform and already our performance schedule for 2017 includes:

  • Australia Day Bush Poets Breakfast, North Shore Community Centre, January 26th
  • An informal Family and Friends Concert at Maroochydore CWA Hall on March 15th
  • Sunshine Coast Choral Festival at Lake Kawana Community Centre on June 10th
  • An afternoon performance at Lift Gallery on the Maleny-Montville Road on July 30th 2pm
  • Buderim Foundation Community Grants Celebration – Saturday 9th Sept 2.30pm
  • Family & Friends Pitch it Perfect (a cappella course) Graduation – Wed 20th Sept
  • Festuri Multicultural Concert – Saturday 23rd Sept 10.40am, Happy Valley Caloundra
  • Hinterland Harmony Bonanza – Saturday 14th October 2pm Maleny Community Centre
  • A Sunshine 60s concert of hits from the 1960s, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the naming of the Sunshine Coast at the Buderim War Memorial Hall, October 22nd

You’ll find forthcoming events on our Performances page and we’d love to see you at a performance. For more information on tickets and event details, go to our Performances page.

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Master classes

We’ve been learning lots of tips and tricks to improve our barbershop singing style with visits from one of Australia’s top barbershop directors, Lea Baker.

Lea is a Master Director and her chorus, Endeavour Harmony is one of Australia’s best women’s barbershop choruses so we always learn a lot from her visits.

We were thrilled to receive funding from Sunshine Coast Council and Arts Queensland for a mentoring program that brought Lea to the Sunshine Coast to work with the chorus and our director, Kim Kirkman.

 

 

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Oh What a Night!

Our Sensational ’70s show, Oh What a Night, staged at Lake Kawana Community Centre on 15th October 2016, featured songs from AC/DC, Queen, The Beatles, Abba, Tina Turner and many more ’70s classics.  The Fineline Band was a great addition to our show and audience members joined in the spirit of the evening by dressing in ’70s fashion.  A full house and a fun time by both performers and audience ensured it was a ‘sensationally successful’ event.

 

Photos from our recent show: Oh What a Night – the Sensational 70s

 

 

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Actors, Nora English, Heidi Webster and Donna Lewis with dancer and bass singer, Paula Kutzner. Photo by Greg Larchin.

 

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Actors Bev Greer, Nicky Livingstone, Narelle Greentree and Nora English. Right: Narelle Greentree as housewife Patsy. Photo by Greg Larchin.

 

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Musical Director Kim Kirkman doing his ‘yoga thing’,  and the Hot Ginger bass section, Pam Cockshaw, Max Cooper, Caron Benns, Ros Horrocks, Paula Kutzner, Maxine Arthur,  & Moya Mullins, performing “I Am Woman”.  Photo by Greg Larchin. 

 

 

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Vanessa Smith sang “I Feel the Earth Move” with Hot Ginger Chorus on backing vocals. Photo by Greg Larchin Photography.

 

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Heidi Webster and Kim Kirkman sang “You’ve got a Friend” while Becky Francis sang “Moondance”. Photo by Greg Larchin.

 

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Maggie Murphy sang “I Know I’ll Never Love This Way Again”, accompanied by Kim Kirkman on harp. Vanessa Smith, Heidi Webster, Caron Benns and Terry Frankling performed the Queen classic, “Somebody to Love” in their quartet, Fancy That! Photo by Greg Larchin.

 

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Hot Ginger was joined onstage by girls from Maroochydore State High School for three songs. Photo by Greg Larchin.

 

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Dancers Ros Horrocks and Bob Rutter, Rod and Maxine Arthur and Murray Grantham and Paula Kutzner. Photo by Greg Larchin

 

 

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On song in Wollongong

One of the high points of our year in 2016 was the Sweet Adelines national convention in Wollongong..

As a Sweet Adelines chorus, we take part in the national convention every two or three years, relishing the opportunity to strut our stuff and sing alongside hundreds of other enthusiastic singers.

It’s an opportunity to be evaluated by international judges, to see other choruses and quartets in action, attend performance master-classes and have some fun with our chorus friends.

 

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Sing in Tune in June

During June, we held four Open Nights to invite women to come along to a rehearsal and try our style of harmony singing.

We were delighted to welcome dozens of enthusiastic singers and together we learnt the 1970s classic “I Can See Clearly Now”.

If you’re interested in coming along to our regular Wednesday night rehearsals to see if you’d like to join Hot Ginger, phone Maxine on 0435 335 410.

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Performance workshops

One of the benefits of belonging to Hot Ginger is the amount of training we receive from Australian and international singing coaches.

Already this year, we’ve had workshops with two of Australia’s leading barbershop directors, Glenda Lloyd of Brindabella Chorus and Lea Baker of Endeavour Harmony Chorus, along with a quartet masterclass in Brisbane.

In 2015, we had workshops with four visiting Australian and American coaches.

And of course, our Musical Director, Kim Kirkman, is also an experienced vocal coaching so we’re always learning something new.

As you can see from this photo with Lea Baker, we have a lot of fun at the workshops.

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