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News from Rockhampton

17 October, 2023

Warm Up Woorabinda

For the next 4 weeks on a Wednesday from 9am-12:30pm outside Drakes Glenmore some very kind volunteers will be selling raffle tickets for some beautiful crocheted blankets, donated by Blanket Buddies Bundaberg, to raise money for the Woorabinda Ministry. They will sell tickets which are $2 each or 3 for $5.  One winner will be drawn each week.  Our 1st Winner was Maria Oram! Congratulations.

Youth Bowling and Laser Night

On Friday night, 18th September,  some of the Rockhampton Parishes Youth Ministry Team hosted a Catholic Youth Event at Rocky Bowl & Leisure. Designed to celebrate the start of the school holidays, youth ministry team members & some of Rockhampton’s Catholic Youth joined in together for a fun night out!

Rockhampton has a dynamic group of Youth Ministry Team Leaders. Among the ones who attended the Bowl and Laser Tag were: Jane Downing, Dr Tom Whittaker, Dr Jae Whittaker, Anthony Warby, Ally Warby, Edan Pereira and Gemma Vandermeer. Deacon Peter Doherty also joined in the evening.

National Boys Choir join with Rockhampton Musical Union Youth Choir  at Cathedral Concert

The National Boys Choir of Australia was founded in 1964 and has established itself as one of Australia’s finest treble choirs. The Choir is made up of approximately 200 boys aged between 7 – 15 commencing with a 2-year training period before moving into the Performing Choir.

Choristers are trained in the traditional bel canto style. Repertoire includes music ranging from early motets through to contemporary commissioned works and fully staged children’s operas, as well as musical comedy, art songs and folk songs from around the world.

National Boys Choir of Australia returned to Rockhampton for its 2023 Queensland Tour & joined with the Rockhampton Musical Union Youth Choir for a concert at St Joseph’s Cathedral on the evening of Saturday 23 September.

The National Boys Choir of Australia toured their performing Choir throughout northern Queensland where they delighted audiences with music by Contemporary Australian composers including Ruth McCall, Lyn Williams, Colin Brumby, Dan Walker, Todd McNeal, and Nicholas Buc.