Tell us about Rhythms of the Reef Chorus?
Rhythms of the Reef Chorus, affectionately known as Rhythms, are an incorporated, not-for-profit, community chorus of women who love to sing, especially a cappella in part harmony.
We have been established for over 20 years and have a diverse repertoire to entertain any audience.
What’s the history of Rhythms of the Reef Chorus?
As previously noted, our chorus was established in 2001 when it was known as Hinkler Harmony.
Many of our members have been with the chorus for more than 10 years and provide continuing mentoring and support for both new and current members.
We have performed at eisteddfods and feature regularly at the Bundaberg Citizenship Ceremonies, Christmas functions and community service club events, i.e., International Women’s Day.
Why is the group important to the Bundaberg Region?
Our chorus provides an opportunity for women of all ages to experience the joy of singing, especially in part harmony.
There is a wealth of research that proves the benefits of singing on health and wellbeing across the lifespan.
Singing as a chorus promotes a strong sense of community and social inclusion, which is claimed as a major factor in recovery for people with mental health needs, beneficial to all communities.
How can the community become involved?
Our chorus rehearsals are held at The Waves, Sports Complex Building, 20 Thabeban Street, Norville, every Tuesday evening at 5 pm for a 5.30 pm start.
Our chorus membership is open to women of all ages and levels of music experience.
Community support can be offered by contacting our chorus to participate, through performance, at any community event.
To find out more about Rhythms of the Reef check out their Facebook page.