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ABC Radio Brisbane's 'Pub Choir'

Friday 23 February, 2018
It’s coming up to a year since the Pub Choir phenomena started in Brisbane, so to celebrate the first anniversary ABC Radio Brisbane's Craig Zonca and Rebecca Levingston are looking for a choir to join them for an on-air ABC sing-a-long on Thursday 1 March. The first session of Pub Choir drew 80 choristers, who with beer in hand, lyric sheet in the other, sang together for the first time. 

By the third session, punters were turned away, and a bigger venue was found in Brisbane's West End. 

For the upcoming session, Pub Choristers won’t know which song they'll be singing until they get to the ABC studios on Thursday morning.

But Astrid Jorgensen,  singing teacher and composer who started Pub Choir, will be at the helm, and she believes she can teach anyone to sing.

"If you can talk, and you can hear, you can sing."

The learning and rehearsing will take place onsite from 8:45am – 9:45am with the on-air performance scheduled for around 9:50am.

Those wanting to join the chorus should listen into Breakfast with Craig Zonca and Rebecca Levingston, or be ready to nominate your school, business, community group choir to serenade Brisbane.

​"I don't want people to worry about how good they are ... this is just for total joy and enjoyment of a moment shared with other people, it's really special," Astrid says.

For more about the Pub Choir head here.

Join the Breakfast ‘Pub Choir’
8:45am – 10am Thursday 1 March
ABC Radio Brisbane 
114 Grey Street, South Brisbane

Watch last year's Pub Choir belting out Ben Lee's 'Catch my Disease' below. 

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Eugene Delargy
25 February 2018 - 12:42pm
Choirs on radio should be left for religious stations.

This seems to be a pet project for ABC Brisbane, either their breakfast presenter, Rebecca Levingston or the programming execs seem to zealously enthusiastic about this silly idea.

It adds nothing to radio content that should be about local information and analysis and only displaces what would be more worthwhile and interesting content for locals to listen to.

I guess a choir fits well with the group think mentality within the ABC.

Bad enough on statewide weekends last year, it is poor content for metro breakfast.
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