TCS Choir is the original adult choir of the Toowoomba Choral Society. The goal for TCS Choir is to enable and encourage members of the community to experience a wide range of choral repertoire and performance opportunities. We aim to create an enjoyable experience whilst maintaining a standard of musical excellence. Membership for TCS Choir is open to anyone 16 years and over and the first two rehearsals can be used as a free trial before membership fees are required.
One of the objectives of TCS Choir is to cultivate and advance the standard of choral music in Toowoomba. The choir uses every opportunity to improve on their technique and does this by performing in local and State Eisteddfods, by collaborating with other choirs and orchestras in larger works, and by being actively involved in the artistic life of Toowoomba.
Presentations of large works has included Handel’s “The Messiah”, Rutter’s “Requiem” and Sir Karl Jenkins “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace” with the Toowoomba Concert Orchestra. These concerts have delighted audiences while providing opportunities for some outstanding soloists to demonstrate their talent and musicianship.
Wednesday Nights 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Conductor Fiona Hamill
Since finishing a Bachelor of Music and Dip. Ed. in 1987 at the University of Queensland, Fiona has been working as a musician and music educator, having had the pleasure and privilege to teach and share her love and passion for music with many people.
She is fairly new to the Darling Downs area, having lived, taught music and conducted ensembles in Cairns, North Queensland, for thirty years. She is currently teaching instrumental music lessons at Fairholme College, Downlands College, Toowoomba Grammar School and Mary Mackillop College as well as conducting multiple ensembles in these schools.
Fiona also has a keen interest in musical performance within the local community. She has worked with children’s choirs, including the Cairns Young Voices and Gondwana Indiginous Children’s Choir and has been the Musical Director for several Cairns Choral Society musicals, including Cats, Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The King and I and Phantom of the Opera.
Fiona has performed regularly as principal clarinet with both the North Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra and Cairns Winter Orchestra and as a clarinet soloist with the NQ Chamber Players. Since moving to Toowoomba she has performed with the Toowoomba Concert Orchestra and Toowoomba Choral Society Choir.
Accompanist Anne Gralow
Anne is a sought after accompanist who has played for Contemporary Choral for a number of years and joined TCS Choir in 2021. She has been the recipient of the Adjudicator’s Accompanist award at the annual Queensland Eisteddfod on many occasions and teaches piano both privately and in schools. She has also been involved with numerous music theatre productions both on stage and in the pit, including Les Miserables, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Miss Saigon.