'Is there anything more demonstrative of social solidarity than a choir? Many people unite to do something that cannot be done by a single person alone however talented he or she may be...' - Zoltan Kodaly
LATEST NEWS - UPDATED 06/02/2022
AFTER A COVID INTERRUPTED 2021, BMC IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE A NEW CALENDAR OF MALE CHORAL MUSIC FOR 2022. PLEASE CHECK the Next Concert PAGE FOR DETAILS.
About the Choir
Coming into our 48th year, the Buderim Male Choir is the longest continually serving community choir and the only choir on the Sunshine Coast singing in the classic Welsh style of four part harmony - first and second tenor, baritone and bass - the melody being shared from time-to-time by one section or another.
The choir was formed as the Buderim Male Singers by Don Brown in 1974. Don was a member of the Sydney Male Choir before retiring to Buderim. He looked around for singers to establish a male quartet but the response was so good he found he had a full male choir. His wife Daphne was the accompanist.
Bert Davies took over as conductor in 1985 when ill health forced Don's retirement. Since its inception, the choir has had ten Musical Directors. Over that time, the choir has been well served by thirteen accompanists.
Growing in strength of numbers, the choir was incorporated as the Buderim Male Choir in 2003 and was registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient in 2006.
Officially called the Buderim Male Choir, members have always come from all over the Sunshine Coast: from Cooroibah in the north to Glasshouse Mountains in the south, and from Mapleton in the hinterland to Coolum on the coast.
While the choir recognises its audiences are mainly seniors, we have a wide ranging repertoire selected to appeal to people of all ages. The choir performs throughout the year at various community events and to raise funds for local charities or worthwhile causes.
Members gather to rehearse each Monday evening between 7:00pm and 9:30pm at St Mark's Anglican Church, Main Street, BUDERIM. All men are welcome.
Musical Director Mitch Meyer's motivation in the practice of choral music is formed by his belief that it stands on its own as a wholly separate art form:
It has always been my intention to raise the profile of choral singing and to expose singers and audiences to all its beauty.
Being a member of the choir is not necessarily all about singing. There are also a number of organisational roles that need to be filled that would suit those with the time and interest in contributing to the group. Members also enjoy the social and health benefits that their choir involvement engenders.
The Buderim Male Choir is a non-auditioned community choir. It is open to men of all ages and welcomes new members, regardless of background and musical experience. Anyone thinking about joining is encouraged to talk to a choir member or contact the secretary.
Contact Details for the Buderim Male Choir
Mail: Secretary, Buderim Male Choir, PO Box 1203 BUDERIM QLD 4556
Phone: Greg 07-5325-1709 or
Enquiries - Phone Terry on 0478 589 517