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Australian Catholic University Choir
Directors - Timothy Sherlock and Judy Fromyhr

ACU’s Brisbane Campus has a community choir that is open to all staff, students, alumni and friends of the University. The ACU choir is an integral part of life at the Brisbane campus, performing at graduations and special events, as well as running a series of concerts for family, friends and the local community. The choir is an opportunity to share the joy of music and singing and meet different people from across the university and local community. We love to see new members - all levels of experience are welcome.​

Sonic Singers 

Director - Sally Stewart

Sonic Singers is a choir for special needs young adults who love to sing. We meet weekly at the Grange library and have a motto of “Sing, Share and Have Fun.” The choir sings popular and traditional songs as well from their own favourite selections. In addition to improving singing technique a small amount of the time is devoted to musical theory and becoming better at understanding the language of music. Each week the workshop ends with a solo performance by one of the singers. Our aim is to share the enjoyment of singing together, learn about the language of music and improve the singer’s self-confidence.

ICTE - UQ Chorus

Director - Vicki Bos

The Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education (ICTE-UQ) Chorus is a community choir which aims to enhance the quality of the international student experience in Brisbane. The choir is a not-for-profit group, performing predominantly pop and rock songs. It gives international students studying in Brisbane an opportunity to enhance their confidence, make friends and improve their English in a fun, musical way. Engagement with the wider Brisbane community is a key aim of the group, which is why we are always seeking new venues and performance opportunities. The choir consists mainly of international student singers and musicians studying English and degree programs at the University of Queensland.  It also includes ICTE-UQ staff, friends and family of choir members.

Going For A Song

Director - Rosalind Perry

Going for a Song is a non-audition, community choir open to all who enjoy the experience of singing in harmony in a range of musical styles. We are a friendly, relaxed, mixed group of all ages who meet from 7-9pm on Monday nights in the Ithaca Hall during term time. We love experimenting with a large range of musical genres from world to folk with the odd classical number thrown in, and sing in four part acapella harmony with the occasional ukulele or guitar accompaniment. The members are led by choir master, Rosalind Perry who is classically trained, is just wrapping up a Masters in Vocal Pedagogy, and has years of professional singing experience to share with the whole choir.

Full Moon Singers

Director - Louise French

The Full Moon Singers are a group from Centacare HAND in Wilston. We provide learning and leisure opportunities to adults with an intellectual disability. We recently started a small choir of 20 and have had our eye on the Raise Your Voice Festival for a while now. Our clients are really keen to participate and love to perform but don’t have many opportunities to do so.



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English Language School Staff


Raise Your Voice Choir Festival would like to acknowledge the hard work of the language school liaison officers who have been coordinating with RYV.


  • Daniel Furtado, Shafston International College

  • Kate D’Orazio, ACU

  • Andrew Ferguson, Darryl Blumel and Karen Lau, TAFE Queensland

  • Petra Davis, TAFE Adult Migrant Education Program

  • Jane Arens, Langports

  • Minou Duval and Grainne Horan, Embassy English

  • Dora Liddy, Darren Smith and Louise Tempelman, ELSIS

  • Tracey Walker, Kerry Sutcliffe and Kylie Exelby, Griffith English Language Institute

  • Susan Andersen, John Paul International College

  • Natasha Hart and Michael Richards, ILSC

  • Cathrine Baker, English Unlimited

  • Rebekah Brammer, Sarina Russo Institute

  • Michelle Ocriciano, Academia Australia

  • Mitzi Clifford and Trent Irvine, Lexis English 

  • Victoria Shortt and Renee Plukavec, Navitas

  • Jacqueline Harding and Lauren Butler, QUT

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