The Caloundra Chorale and Theatre Company is a cultural organisation that has been providing entertainment on the Sunshine Coast since 1970. It began life with just a few people who got together to have a sing, and has developed into one of the premier performance groups of South East Queensland.
Included in the organisation is an award winning choir, a first class theatre company, a youth group, and SHOW BIZ KIDZ, for children of primary school age. Our membership includes performers of all ages, from four to ninety, as well as a dedicated band of people who work backstage and front of house.
The choir is well known in the area, and sings at the Queensland Eisteddfod each year (held in various cities around Queensland) civic functions, community activities such as Carols on Kings, and popular concerts. The theatre company has gained a reputation for presenting quality drama and comedy, including 'Steel Magnolias' and 'Calendar Girls'. Both groups combine to present major musicals such as 'My Fair Lady', 'The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas' and 'The Little Shop of Horrors' as well as the Sunshine Coast premieres of 'CATS' and 'The Boy From Oz'.
If you have ever considered joining a performance group, our choir is a community choir and, as such, anyone who would like to come along for a sing is very welcome. If your forte is acting or dancing there is a place for you in our company, but we also welcome anyone who would like to join in any capacity. If you have any skills that can be utilised please do contact us. Training is provided in all aspects, from lighting to costume making, from front of house to set construction. Members also enjoy the varied social life of this dynamic group, such as picnics, outings, trivia nights, shopping trips or just a get together dinner on a Sunday night.
For information contact Annette Wilson (secretary) on 5491 4937 or
$50 Single Adult
$40 Full Time Student
$85 Family (1 to 2 adults and any number of children living at same address)
$25 Individual Theatrical production
Our company also includes a support group called the 'Friends of Chorale' (fondly referred to as 'FOC'). These members are a valued part of the group are kept in touch by regular newsletters. There is a small yearly fee which entitles the members to discounted theatre tickets to the majority of our concerts or productions.
$20 per person, ‘FOC’ are entitled to special reduced price admission to eight (8) Chorale productions during the next 12 months
For more information about this group, please ring John Rayner on 5491-4149
We have our own theatre at Wurtulla where we rehearse which has a seating capacity of about 90. We are proud to say it has recently undergone major renovations, making it a first-rate intimate theatre.
Be it onstage, backstage or joining in our social activities, the emphasis of our group is on having a good time among friends with a common interest in live performance.