I hope you are all still well.
It’s been a while since you expressed your interest in joining the Upbeat Boyz Male Pop Choir so here’s a little update to keep you in the loop:
- The Australian National Choral Association (of which Upbeat Boyz is a member) is about to start a discussion along with other music organisations with the NSW Minister for Health, Brad Hazzard and Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerry Chant, about a “road-map” to begin music-making again. There is not a set date but only that this meeting will be “soon”. So that’s something positive ! For more information please visit https://anca.org.au/newsview/anca-nswact-roundtable-of-instrumental-vocal-and-music-education-organisations-583
- We have been busy collating music and rehearsal tracks. The repertoire for the first concert will be a mishmash of repertoire sourced from our “brother-choir", LOWREZ, in Melbourne as well as bought music online (sheetmusicplus) as well as commissioning two new songs, When the party’s over - Billie Eilish (Cub Sport version) and Moderation by Florence and the Machine. Some other songs we have prepared are Born this way (Lady Gaga), Beautiful (Christina Aguilera) and Creep (Radio Head).
- During this time we have also become Incorporated and more recently been registered as a non-for-profit charity by the ACNC.
Obviously our intention to start rehearsing on October 5th will be postponed until there is clarity over when choirs can meet to make music again. We will continue to keep you posted as and when this information becomes available.
Here’s a little taste of a couple of songs we’ll be singing to give you an idea of the direction we’d like to go:-
Stop Right Now (Spice Girls) performed by the LOWREZ Male Pop Choir, Melbourne:
For now, stay safe and support each other
Nick & Rob
Nick & Rob