The Brisbane Lesbian & Gay Pride Choir is on the lookout for local composers and is holding a song competition to find a new song to represent the LGBTI community at future Pride Fair Days.
Choir President Katherine Richardson told QNews that it is important for the choir to perform unique pieces that are directly relevant to our community,with the winning composer receiving a commission valued at $2,000.
‘It is exciting for our Choir to perform original pieces, including those specifically commissioned for us,’ Richardson said. ‘The song is to be about ‘looking forward’ and ‘what’s next’ for the LGBTI community. It is likely to be the sort of song that a choir like ours might perform at Pride Fair Day or community festivals.’
Composers have until 31 August to submit an expression of interest for a new song for use by the Brisbane pride Choir and other LGBTI choirs. Full details of this competition can be found on the choir’s website.
The Brisbane Pride Choir performs regularly at community events as well as holding their own concerts. The choir’s next major performance will be a ‘Pride does Eurovision’ concert to be held during Brisbane’s Pride month of September.
Richardson says the event will be very camp and a lot of fun.
‘We have a great repertoire of all your favourite Eurovision numbers and a few European classics as well. And for the ABBA-tragics among us, there’s even a singalong.’
Tickets for ‘Pride does Eurovision’ are $30 and $25 (conc.), and are on sale through the Choir’s website, www.blgpc.org.au. The concert will include voting for your favourite song/country and guests are encouraged to dress up, with prizes for the Euro-trashiest outfits.