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  • Bunbury Bel Canto Singers Inc. AGM
  •  Date Posted: Sun, 9 Jun 2024
    Bunbury Bel Canto Singers Inc. AGM
    Bunbury Bel Canto Singers Inc. AGM to be held on Tuesday 23rd July 2024 at St Boniface Cathedral Community Hall, 3 Cross Street Bunbury WA 6230.  Please arrive at approximately 6pm for a 6:30 pm start.

    All positions will be vacant and a number of non committee positions will also be available. Financial members are able to vote. Please return nominations by 25th June 2024.

    The nomination form is attached.
  • New Zealand anthem
  •  Date Posted: Wed, 3 Apr 2024

    Good afternoon members, 

    please find attached to this email a copy of the New Zealand anthem for those who are struggling to get your head around the mauri wording this will help you hear how to say it.

    Thank you all for a great rehearsal and we look forward to seeing you all Tuesday!!

    bel canto committee 

  • Choir news
  •  Date Posted: Sun, 10 Dec 2023

    Good afternoon choir!! 

    I trust you all had a great night last night at our Christmas party!! It was a fantastic night thanks for all that were able to attend. 

    please note that we do have rehearsal this Tuesday the 12th following a final rehearsal next Tuesday the 19th of December 2023, we will resume choir on January 9th 2024.

    please keep listening to the sound tracks. 

    thank you all for your dedication and hard work this year! 

    thank you bel canto committee 

  • Choir news
  •  Date Posted: Mon, 6 Nov 2023

    Hello Choir.  

    We have a few notices to tell you. 
    Christmas is around the corner! This year our Christmas party will be held at the South West Italian Club, on Saturday the 9th of December. Details will come in the following weeks, so in the meantime, please save that date. 

    If any members have any skits or other entertainment that they’d like to perform for our Christmas party, please contact the committee so we are able to schedule it into the program.

    The committee are organising the a raffle, quiz and best dressed for the Christmas party.  If you have anything you would like to contribute to the raffle, please let the committee know.   

    The committee have acquired a Square payment device which will gradually be rolled.  You will be able to pay fees via EFT, we can accept card payments at fundraising and of course take donations for the choir.

    This year our Choir will be singing Christmas carols  at Eaton Fair for the lighting of WA's largest Christmas Tree. on 24th November. Please make sure you have your Christmas Music and dressed in official choir uniforms. Choir will meet at Eaton Fair at 4:30.  If you are requiring a uniforms please let the committee know via email.
    Our choir has been invited to sing at the Mayors street party on the 25th of November, so please save these dates, as we would love as many members as possible.

    Keep an eye out for further dates and times for events coming up.

    For new members of our choir our committee members are listed below:
    • President - Harry
    • Treasurer -  Colleen
    • Secretary - Suzanne H
    • Ordinary Committee Members:
    ◦ Rosie H
    ◦ Ron
    ◦ Catherine
    ◦ Natalie

    Also a gentle reminder that choir is not on this Tuesday the 7th of November due to Melbourne cup.

    Keep listening to the tracks with particular focus on “We Built This City”.

    Thank you
    Bunbury Bel Canto Singers Committee

  • Choir news for this Tuesday!!
  •  Date Posted: Sun, 29 Oct 2023

    Good afternoon choir,

    An update for next Tuesday.

    Next Tuesday is the 31st of October, this is Halloween and the committee would like to invite you all to our special supper night after practice, feel free to dress up and please bring a plate to share.

    The following Tuesday, 7th of November is Melbourne cup day, and there will be no practice this night.  We encourage everyone to listen to their tracks at home with particular focus on We Built This City.

    Thank you 

    Bel Canto commitee

  • Website update & choir app
  •  Date Posted: Mon, 23 Oct 2023

    Good morning choir!! 

    Just an update regarding our website, social media and phone apps. 

    They all the updates have been done for these sites so please feel free to check them out! 

    don't forget to share our social pages with your friends family and others let's keep growing our choir! Love seeing new faces! You all are amazing keep up the great work! 

    phone app, if you are still having difficulty downloading the app for the choir on your phone or iPads/tablet then please feel free to chat to a committee member this Tuesday night at practice for assistance. 

    thank you all for your dedication and hard work! 

    see you all Tuesday 

    bel canto committee

  • Choir equipment.
  •  Date Posted: Tue, 29 Aug 2023

    Good morning bel canto singers!

    Welcome to the start of our new financial year! 

    I am calling for any members of the choir who has any equipment belonging to bel canto singers can you please email me (Nat) the items you have got stored at your house. Please also let me know if you are happy to continue to store the items you have at your home.

    any other items that you may have at your house or have in storage that belongs to bel canto singers needs to also be recorded so please let me know what you have. 

    also tonight we have a new committee the next few weeks we will introduce them to you!!! 

    Keep your eyes peeled for fundraising that will start leading into Christmas!! 

    thank you all for your amazing support!

    bel canto singers commitee

  • Choir Practice Cancelled.
  •  Date Posted: Tue, 22 Aug 2023
    Unfortunately, due to illness, we have had to cancel practice tonight.

    We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope to see all members at the AGM next Tuesday at 6.30 pm
  •  Date Posted: Mon, 24 Jul 2023
    Bunbury Bel Canto Singers Inc. AGM to be held on Tuesday 29th August 2023 at St Boniface Cathedral Community Hall, 3 Cross Street Bunbury WA 6230.  Please arrive at approximately 6pm for a 6:30 pm start.

    The nomination form is attached.
  • Thank you
  •  Date Posted: Wed, 12 Jul 2023

    Good morning choir, 

    a big Thankyou to all that came out last night (Tuesday) it was lovely to see you all again!!

    we are making huge progress with the songs we are currently learning and I'm loving all the brand new faces that are popping up every week. Keep listening to the sound tracks it's working you are all doing such an amazing job thank you!

    please refer to the email that has been sent to members about the payment of choir fees, this is now due, check your emails for further information. 

    information about what was discussed with the choir last night in regards to October has been sent, please check your emails for further info on this information. 

    keep liking and sharing our social media pages, keep checking this website and your emails for current information. If you are requiring further information please reach out to one of the committee members and we will endevour to help. 

    bring your friends, family or any other people you meet along the way to practice, we are stronger in numbers, so bring them along! next practice is scheduled for next Tuesday night 7pm at st boniface cathedral hall.

     We look forward to seeing you all next week! 

    keep safe

    bunbury bel canto singers commitee 

  • Choir practice commences for 2023
  •  Date Posted: Mon, 30 Jan 2023
    Choir practice commences for 2023
  • Melbourne International Singers Festival
  •  Date Posted: Wed, 30 Nov 2022
    Melbourne International Singers Festival
    Next year we have been invited to join the Melbourne International Singers Festival held in Melbourne, Victoria; this is held every June in the heart of Melbourne. This programme allows singers and choirs to learn and grow their musical skills and talents while learning from some of the best in the industry.
    This is an incredible opportunity that Belcanto Singers Bunbury would like our whole choir to attend. To be able to achieve this goal, we have created a Gofundme page to assist with fundraising.

    If you would like donate for our trip, please click on the link -

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

  • Choir Practice commences for 2021
  •  Date Posted: Sun, 7 Feb 2021
    Choir Practice commences for 2021
    Choir practice is schedule to commence on Tuesday 9th February from 7-9 pm at Community Home Care, 3 Parade Road Bunbury WA 6230.  We will also have supper to start the year off right so please bring a plate to share.  Looking forward to seeing you all there.
  •  Date Posted: Sun, 31 Jan 2021
    Choir practice cancelled until further notice.
  •  Date Posted: Sun, 24 Jan 2021
    Bunbury Bel Canto Singers Inc. AGM to be held on Tuesday 16th February at Community Home Care, 3 Parade Road Bunbury WA 6230.  Please arrive at approximately 6pm for a 6:30 pm start.
  •  Date Posted: Thu, 23 Jul 2020
    Our Musical Director Suzanne Leclair and Accompanist Heather Graham were nervous with anticipation about our first night back, but they did not need to be.  A new venue, a fresh start and it was wonderful to see so many there.

    A huge welcome to nine new people who joined us for a total of 25 wonderful singers in celebration of finally being able to get back together.   This included six wonderful male singers made up of tenors, basses and a baritone.

    A huge thank you to the Committee and supporters for being instrumental in getting us back up and running.  They came early to do the required COVID-19 cleaning and stayed afterwards to do it all again.  We are putting together a roster to share the load and a number of members have already put their hands up which is fantastic to see.

    After some housekeeping information regarding the new venue and some instruction on our COVID-19 Plan it was time to get down to some singing, the reason why we were all there.  We had some fun warm up with “Drunken Sailor” then straight back into the “Streets of London”.  We were a little rusty and missing a few voices but by the end of the evening I think we sounded wonderful.

    We have some great plans for the remainder of the year with participation in the Festival of Japan in September and the first Philippine Festival in October.  We have a booking to run a Bunnings Sausage Sizzle on 16 August 2020 so stay tuned for further information.

    It’s great to be back and I look forward to seeing you all next week.
  •  Date Posted: Wed, 8 Jul 2020

    Great news!!!!!

    We are ready to recommence live rehearsals, so warm up those voices and practice your social distancing.

    Bunbury Bel Canto Singers Inc. will resume choir rehearsals on Tuesday, 21st July 2020 at 7:00 pm.

    PLEASE NOTE: We have a new rehearsal venue at:

                   HACC (Home and Community Care)
                   3 Parade Road
                   BUNBURY  WA  6230

    (next to Fire Station and parking behind the building)
    We take this opportunity to thank St Augustine’s for their cooperation and support over many years and wish them well in their future endeavors.

    We will be operating under State and Federal government COVID-19 Guidelines as well as our own COVID-19 Plan which I have attached to this email.  We ask that all members familiarize yourselves with this document.

    While we will be making every effort to provide a safe and sanitized environment for rehearsals there is no guarantee that you will not contract the COVID-19 virus when community transmission reappears.  Therefore, it is extremely important that if you are in one of the vulnerable categories affected by this virus you need to make an informed choice to return to live rehearsals.  To assist in making this informed choice we have provided some additional information.  Please follow the links below:  

    We are also looking into Live Streaming of rehearsal for those who cannot yet attend in person but further information on this will be provided closer to the recommencement date.

    If you have any questions about the information or returning to choir rehearsal please give one of the Committee Members a call.

    I look forward to seeing you all again whether it is now or a little later.

    Kind regards
    Lorraine English
    Bunbury Bel Canto Singers Inc.
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