Women's choir performs melodies

Jubilee Singers are warming up their vocals in preparation for Melodies in May - Jenny Hearle of Lawnton, Clare Aleckson of Boondall, Val Larsen of Bald Hill and Margaret Buchanan of Warner.
Jubilee Singers are warming up their vocals in preparation for Melodies in May - Jenny Hearle of Lawnton, Clare Aleckson of Boondall, Val Larsen of Bald Hill and Margaret Buchanan of Warner. Renee McKeown

FROM The Beatles to famous musicals, the Jubilee Singers are ready to raise the roof for their biennial concert in Chermside on Sunday, May 21.

Eighteen women from across Brisbane will be singing Melodies in May at Chermside-Kedron Community Church.

Bald Hills resident Val Larsen has been a member of the Jubilee Singers since they formed in 1973.

"Every second year we have a fairly big concert but we do other smaller concerts at nursing homes, on Australia Day and all over the place,” she said.

"It's a cross section of music - The Beatles, musicals (My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar) and Gershwin.”

Although Jubilee Singers have been around for 44 years, some of the members have been singing together for even longer.

"Some of us were in the Brisbane Eisteddfod Junior Choir,” Mrs Larsen said.

"A lot of us got together for its 25th jubilee and the past members enjoyed themselves so much they thought this has to keep going.”

These days, Jubilee Singers meet each Monday night at Ashgrove West Uniting Church and new members are welcome. Phone 33559002 for details.

The Melodies in May concert will be held at 1.30pm on May 21 at Chermside-Kedron Community Church, 590 Gympie Road (on the corner of Rode Road).

Topics:  bald hills boondall brisbane chermside community church concert gershwin jubilee singers musicals the beatles womens choir

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