Soul Song Cairns burst onto the Cairns singing scene in 2010 and grew quickly from a group of 20 regular singers to our current membership of close to 100.
We quickly shattered most people's pre-conceived ideas of what a choir is and developed a reputation for being energetic and passionate, with a repertoire of music that is designed to make you feel good.
We perform regularly at a range of Community events throughout the year and then stage one or two major concerts of our own.
THE REHEARSAL EXPERIENCE
Soul Song Cairns rehearses pretty much every Tuesday although we do take the odd week off during school holidays so please check the calendar to make sure there's a rehearsal on before you come along.
New members are welcome at any time and your first rehearsal is free so you can check us out without obligation. You don't have to let us know you're coming but you can give Jaq a call first on 0412 255587 if it will help with the first rehearsal nerves!
As Jaq, the founder, now lives in Brisbane, Soul Song Cairns is run from week to week by a team of admin volunteers and a talented team of section leaders, who we refer to as the Musical Magicians (or Mugicians for short!). These Mugicians run rehearsals as a collaborative with each section leader teaching their sections as part of the whole group.
Then roughly once a month, Jaq flies up and gate crashes rehearsal just so they don't forget her!
We start singing at 6.30pm but check in opens from 6.10pm so you're welcome to come in a bit early. Rehearsals go through until 8.30pm.
Rehearsals are obviously primarily about working on repertoire and building vocal technique but we try to mix up rehearsals each week to keep them interesting.
Those who come the most often get the most out of Soul Song but there is no expectation for people to come every single week and we have lots of resources available for those who miss a week or a few to help them catch up if they want to. You'll get more information on this when you join.
We will give you a folder and all the lyrics you need once you've signed up. Then each week you come, you just need to bring some water, a highlighter, pen or pencil, your folder and reading glasses if you're of that kind of age!
IMPORTANT STUFF ABOUT COMING TO REHEARSALS
WHEN AND WHERE:
Cairns Revival Centre, 58 Arthur Street, Manunda (next to cemetery on Little Street)
Each session runs from 6.30-8.30pm, with an optional social at the pub after rehearsal once a month.
As each group learns the same repertoire, members can attend Brisbane rehearsald if they are ever down South. In addition, Brisbane rehearsals are live streamed on Monday and Wednesday nights so Cairns members can join those if they want to catch up on a missed Cairns rehearsal.
Your first rehearsal is free so you can come along and check us out without obligation!
We have two membership types - Subscription and Casual, starting from $10 per week. Casual members simply pay $10 on arrival at any rehearsal they attend, whether it's in person or online. Subscription members pay $15/$10 every week, and can attend as many or as few rehearsals as they want in a week, either in person or online, plus have access to more resources. You can view all the membership inclusions and read more about the two different typs of membership here: https://www.soulsongchoirs.com.au/fees