RAISING THEIR VOICES: Singers at their first rehearsal for the South Burnett Community Orchestra Choir.
RAISING THEIR VOICES: Singers at their first rehearsal for the South Burnett Community Orchestra Choir. Contributed

Singers bring new sound for community orchestra

SINGERS from around the South Burnett have joined forces to create a new sound in the South Burnett Community Orchestra Choir.

The choir was formed last year to accompany the orchestra's special armistice centenary commemoration concert and dinner.

The group has reformed this year to sing with the orchestra again at their Heroes and Villains and Freddie Mercury Charity Dinner concert on September 14.

Their latest rehearsal was held on July 20, but still welcome new members who would like to enjoy the thrill of singing with the orchestra.

The choir's next rehearsal will take place in the Kingaroy Uniting Church small hall, across the road from Kingaroy Shoppingworld.

The choir is conducted by Julee-Anne Bell and is open to singers of all ages and experience.

The rehearsal will run from 6-8pm on Wednesday, July 31, and the next rehearsals will be held on August 17 and 18.

The charity concert on September 14 will raise money for the Queensland Country Women's Association Public Rural Crisis fund.

Concert attendees will be treated to music from their favourite heroes and villains films and musicals.

There will be performances from the South Burnett Community Orchestra Choir, the South Burnett Community Orchestra and a special appearance by the newly formed South Burnett Community Young Orchestra.

The charity concert, with doors opening at 6pm, includes a three-course dinner and raffles for $60 per person.

For more information email sbcorchestra@hotmail.com.