In 2018 we posed for more portraits for an updated calendar featuring our members and events.
2015 African Children's Choir visit
2013 African Children's Choir visit
In 2010 the choir used another donation from Bendigo Bank at Marcoola to produce a calendar for its members, featuring photos from events and performances during the past year.
2017 Choir rock video
2014 Crazy Musical Capers
Our fabulous choir members love creating amazingly luscious sounds when they join together in song each week, and get a buzz from sharing their wonderful harmonies with others whenever they can. But they also enjoy whipping up a delectable storm whenever they gather together in the kitchen. Proceeds from this cookbook went towards Christmas hampers for local Coolum families and residents.
In 2009 the Bendigo Bank at Marcoola donated $1000 to Cool Harmonies in recognition of their community participation. The choir used this money to produce a biographical booklet of its members and a locally produced CD Waves of Harmony. Cover photo by Jill E Photography.
Cool Harmonies has donated a staggering $99,181 since 2011 to various charities and events.
The Big Sing - $250 to sponsor an indigenous singer
Zonta Club - $250 to for birthing kits
Cittamani Hospice - $4,093.70 to
St Vincent de Paul - 6 baskets of Christmas hampers, plus $250 of Coles gift vouchers donated by Copper Creations.
Coolum State School - $750 towards the school's music program to buy loan instruments for students.
Coolum HeARTs - $250 for Christmas Day lunch.
Orange Sky Australia mobile laundry service - $3256 from morning tea fundraiser.
Murris on the Move - $650 towards the driving lesson program for Indigenous people and new migrant women.
The Big Sing - $350 towards sponsoring an Indigenous singer to attend.
Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea - $745.30
Cool Harmonies Morning Tea - $3,008
Coolum HeARTs Morning Tea - $1770.
Music Therapy program at local nursing homes - $3615 from Vocal Nosh and Bash night.
Coolum heARTs Christmas lunch - $1000
Coolum Beach Meals on Wheels - $3197 through morning tea fundraiser
African Children's Choir - $21,256.29 raised through ticket sales from concerts/workshops, donations and raffles.
We raised $5486 towards the following activities:
Coolum HeARTs Project - $2026 from the Biggest Morning Tea event.
Coolum Beach Quilters - $100 donated towards the group's cancer fundraising event.
Coolum Men's Shed - $3360 raised through our Crazy Musical Capers night in October.
Cool Harmonies donated $18,918.50 to various charities and events:
The Big Sing - $250 towards sponsoring an Indigenous singer to attend the workshop.
Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea - $1,870.
African Children's Choir - $15,424 raised through ticket sales from concerts/workshops, donations and raffles.
Childhood Cancer Support - $174.50 from Talk Like a Pirate Day in September.
Alex Young Dekens Trust - $200 towards supporting Alex and her family.
Salvation Army - $1,000 towards Christmas hampers for members of our local community.
Choir members raised $9,078.70 through various fundraising activities.
Our main project was the Harmonious Feast cookbook (pictured above) with proceeds from sales going towards Christmas hampers, distributed through the Coolum Community Centre. The balance of funds from ongoing sales will go into our community chest for future fundraising projects. Other activities included:
Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea - $950.30. Funds will help towards cancer research, prevention, early detection and support services.
African Children's Choir (ACC) - $6,373.40 towards KwaYa projects in Ugandan schools and slum areas, specifically for the ACC Tour 2013.
Pyjama Foundation - $105.00. Helping to transform the lives of children in foster care through literacy and mentoring programs.
Variety - $150 to provide equipment and support for children with special needs.
Family hampers - $1500 towards providing food, toys and wish list gift cards for disadvantaged families and individuals in Coolum.
Cool Harmonies members donated $7,740.50 through our various fundraising efforts:
Stephanie Akers - material for quilts for flood affected families. $200.00
Murphy's Creek Community for families affected by the January floods. $1344.00
Hannah's Foundation for Brassell Primary School to replace musical instruments lost in the floods. $1380.00
Vocal Nosh & Bash - for KwaYa projects in Uganda (African Childrens Choir & Watoto). $3706.90
Combined Choir Concert with New World Rhythm - providing Christmas Hampers for Coolum families. $1109.60