SINGING FOR THEIR SUPPER: The South Burnett Chorale will host their annual fund raiser at the Taabinga Homestead on Sunday, September 16 at 2pm.
SINGING FOR THEIR SUPPER: The South Burnett Chorale will host their annual fund raiser at the Taabinga Homestead on Sunday, September 16 at 2pm. Michael Nolan

An afternoon rich in music and history

ENJOY an afternoon of music and a step back in time at the Taabinga Homestead.

The South Burnett Chorale will be holding their annual spring concert on Sunday September 16 from 2pm.

Choir member Jan Edwards said anyone who loved music should come along and listen.

"It's a Sunday afternoon, if you're looking for something to do,” she said.

With conductor Jennifer Meek at the helm, the concert will be rich with history as they give a taste of the upcoming armistice concert in November, featuring World War II songs such as We'll Meet Again.

Chorale patrons Colin Marshall and Libby Leu Marshall have opened up the Taabinga Homestead for the performance.

The original settler of Taabinga was Mrs Marshall's grandfather, making the homestead one of the first places to be settled in the South Burnett.

"The concert is a good opportunity to go and see the garden at the homestead,” Mrs Edwards said.

Held in the Taabinga Homestead barn, the concert will feature songs from the Beatles, ABBA and more classical pieces such as Danny Boy and Verdi's chorus of the Hebrew slaves.

A few soloists will perform and there will be a special appearance of the Wondai choir.

Betty Birch will be accompanying the performances, and a bit of poetry will also be read during the concert.

South Burnett Chorale will also perform the concert at the Forrest Hill and Orana retirement villages during the week.

"It's a nice thing to go to the aged care facilities,” Mrs Edwards said.

"Last time we sang at Orana, they were over the moon, we even got an encore.”

The chorale will provide an afternoon tea on Sunday, which is included in the adult ticket price of $10, and children under 12 gain free entry to the concert.

Visitors are asked to park in the parking area at the front of the Homestead on 7 Old Taabinga Rd, Haly Creek in Kingaroy.

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