Six of our choir members joined the African Children’s Choir and Australian independent singer Kate Miller-Heidke on stage as part of a 1000-strong massed choir concert in Wollongong, NSW on 17 May.
Believed to be the largest ever massed choir concert in Australia, the Wollongong concert attracted 26 school and community choirs, plus individual singers from across the country.
Our choir director Yvonne Corstorphin was also one of the musical directors for the massed choir, together with Dr Jonathon Welch AM (Choir of Hard Knocks), Lyn Williams OAM (Sydney Children’s Choir), Rachel Hore OAM from Canberra and Janet Swain from Mullumbimby, NSW.
Yvonne sang in the massed choir performances with Cool Harmonies members Suzie, Libby, Tina, Sharron, Hari, and Sheila from Global Harmonies community choir.
Pictured: Libby, Sheila, Tina, Hari, Suzie and Yvonne at the WIN Entertainment Centre in Wollongong.
About 100 people packed into the Coolum Art Studio on Sunday to help raise $1700 for the Coolum heARTS program which provides art classes to the community. Judy Blackall from Marcoola Community Bank Branch of the Bendigo Bank also presented a $500 cheque, bringing the total to $2200. The event featured entertainment by Cool Harmonies, Girls with Pearls (pictured below), Last Chord barbershop quartet and a fast-paced art auction by Reuben Park from Ray White Real Estate. Photos by Hari Kotrotsios.
All dressed up and ready for a night of hilarity. Our talented choir members performed a variety of skits during our fundraising event on 4 October - raising almost $3000 for Coolum Men's Shed. Photos: Tina Stubbs See more photos...
A wonderful afternoon sharing music with this enthusiastic group at Riverlands Retirement Village in Tewantin. Thank you Marlene for bringing us together. Photos: Hari Kotrotsios
What an amazing event to see 10 local choirs perform on stage at the Lake Kawana Community Centre, finishing with a mass choir finale! Photos: Hari Kotrotsios
Fifty choir members gathered for a riotous and entertaining weekend retreat of song, skits, Tai Chi and more singing at Luther Heights Youth Camp on 24-25 May. Photos: Hari Kotrotsios
A look behind the scenes at some of our members' antics at our recent choir retreat.
Photos: Rosie Hall.
Another fabulous morning of singing to help raise funds for Clive & Barb's Art with Heart project. Despite the wet weather, local residents gathered at the Uniting Church Hall in Coolum on 27 March for the morning tea - helping to raise $3826 from door takings, raffle, plus $800 from Marcoola Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank on behalf of Cool Harmonies and $1000 donation from Cool Comfort Air Conditioning. Additional contributions have been made by Cool Connections women's group, the Men's Shed who made the easels, plus paint donations from Gaye Bolton, Lorraine Benson & Alma Buckley. The funds will support weekly art classes for the long-term unemployed, people living with disabilities/mental health concerns, people living with the effects of abuse, lonely or aging people, with a view to increasing their overall health and wellbeing. Photos: Hari Kotrotsios