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Updated 12/09/2023

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    The Buderim Male Choir is a community choir open to all men. Despite being non-auditioned, we aim to maintain a high standard and produce a distinctive performance voice based on a wide variety of traditional and modern pieces.

    Our previous MD recently left to return to Melbourne, leaving the position of Music Director vacant. Expressions of interest from suitably experienced musicians are most welcome. This position may also suit a younger musician interested in developing their leadership and conducting skills.

    Over the last 49 years, the Buderim Male Choir has played an important role in the Sunshine Coast Community which we would like to continue. We have mapped out and purchased music for several years to come. This program can change, but we would like to work with what we have as much as possible. Like many community organisations, member numbers are slightly down after Covid and we need to rebuild without sacrificing our unique history.

    2024 will be our 50th Anniversary and we are planning to have celebratory concerts to showcase our unique contribution to the social fabric of the Sunshine Coast over the years. If you are interested in joining us to help celebrate the joy of Male Voice singing, please call Barry on 07 5456 1081 or Allan on 0428 115 535.

    Accompanist: Carina Frank

    Carina Frank

    Carina first studied piano at the University of South Africa in 1970. In 1988 she gained her Diploma in Church Music from the Conservatory of Church Music (Pretoria, South Africa). Since then she has had wide experience in accompanying participants in local Eisteddfods and School Choirs in South Africa.

    Since migrating to Australia, Carina has played for the musical, 'Pirates of Penzance' at St. John's College at Dubbo, NSW. Currently, she is a volunteer organist at Mansfield Christian Reformed Church, Wishart, Brisbane and is currently acting as part-time organist/piano player at Maroochydore Presbyterian Church in Alexander Headlands.

    Previous Musical Director: Mitchell Meyer

    Mitch Meyer

    Mitch Meyer has substantial experience specialising both performance in the many styles of choral singing.

    He studied voice at the Melbourne University Conservatorium and has performed as a soloist with groups such as Opera Melbourne, Whitehorse Theatre Company, Melbourne University and Monash University Choral Societies and, more recently with the Noosa Chorale and Cantate Singer.

    Mitch has performed with a range of respected choral organisations such as the Mannes College Chorus in New York City, Melbourne Youth Choir, Melbourne Chorale and the Melbourne Chamber Singers as well as smaller specialist groups such as Musica Antiqua.

    Mitch was a member of a former Australasian champion Barbershop quartet. He has also worked worked with a variety of groups including the Faye Dumont Singers and Polyphony which later became well-known á capella comedy/cabaret group, The Phones.

    Mitch is currently Music Director of Women of the Sun and the Buderim Private Hospital Volunteers Choir and is a member of the Australian National Choral Association. He has also undertaken choral music workshops and held classes in Choral Music Singing at U3A.