Reach for the Isaac stars in region's first computer choir

Isaac Computer Choir

Pure people power has hit the high notes as the hunt for singers of all ages and abilities begins to create the Isaac region’s first computer choir.

Pure people power has hit the high notes as the hunt for singers of all ages and abilities begins to create the Isaac region’s first computer choir.

The team behind Cheep Trill which includes acclaimed singer songwriter Emma Dean has been working with Isaac Regional Council to come up with an online, four-week, interactive community choir experience.

Isaac Computer Choir aims to get residents singing and dancing from the safety of their homes or mining camp to also make and record an Isaac region music video.

Mayor Anne Baker said this is part of Council’s adopted COVID-19 Community Support and Wellbeing Package to develop and deliver shared virtual experiences to maintain and strengthen community spirit during uncertain times.

“This exciting project is inspired by watching Lady Gaga, Dave Grohl and Paul McCartney sing from their living rooms during the Coronavirus lockdown – even the Rolling Stones played together from four separate locations,” Mayor Baker said.

“From shower singers, haul truck coal driving rockers and hairbrush divas to community choirs, church bands, and superstars – I know our region has it all. If you like, you may also learn some dance moves and star in Isaac’s very own music video. I strongly encourage you to get your voices ready and let’s come together again in the Isaac Computer Choir.

“For those who may feel a little bit daunted by all of this technology, singing and dancing, never fear! Details and instructions will be outlined clearly in information packs and instructional videos from our partner Cheep Trill.” 

Those interested need to register via computerchoir.com by 5pm on Friday, 10 July 2020. Once registered, Cheep Trill will send easy to use guides and invitations to its Zoom rehearsals that kick off weekly 30-minute sessions from July 13.

Isaac Computer Choir is funded by the Regional Arts Development Fund which is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Isaac Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said the Palaszczuk Government was proud to continue its RADF partnership with local governments with an investment of $2.08 million, through Arts Queensland, for the 2019-20 fund.

“This investment will support the delivery of hundreds of arts experiences and professional development opportunities across the state,” Ms Enoch said.

“Projects funded through RADF provide pathways for learning, contribute to the creation of jobs, foster creativity and boost cultural tourism.”

For further information please call Council’s Customer Service Centre available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 1300 ISAACS (1300 472 227).

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Published: 29th June 2020