I do some of my best singing when I’ve had a cocktail or two. Apparently, I’m not the only one. This is Brisbane, Australia’s Pub Choir, and it’s perfectly informal and inclusive. Here’s how it works: PC publishes the details for a singing event on their website and social media. You buy your tickets for $20 each. Then you show up, have a few pints, learn your part, and sing. That’s all there is to it. And all are welcome.
Their Director, Astrid Jorgensen, does the arrangements, teaches the songs to the happy drunks, and conducts the performances. She says that running Pub Choir is basically of all her dreams coming true. I think she must have the funnest job in the world!
“Everybody can sing, and we’re on a mission to prove it. Pack yourself into a pub with hundreds of strangers, learn a song in 3 part harmony in 90 minutes, perform it twice, and if the publishing Gods are smiling: have it immortalised in video forever.About Pub Choir
“No audition, no solos, no commitments, no sheet music, NO WORRIES.
“Music belongs to everybody. So grab a beer, relax, and simply open your sound hole (your mouth, FYI). It’s rowdy, wholesome, and so much damn fun.”
And though they may sound pretty good, they’re not snobs about who can participate.
Q: WHAT IF I REALLY SUCK AT SINGING?Pub Choir FAQ
A: COME! Are you mad? Singing feels great. This is a judgement free zone. Seriously, don’t worry so much. Come and let your voice out to play. You might surprise yourself! Ever sung in the shower? Or in the car? Bring that voice. Our rehearsals are relaxed and supportive. And rowdy. There’s no way you’re going to be heard over hundreds of other drunk people. Good luck with THAT.
I love everything about this. I wish they weren’t so darned far away! I know my posse would have a great time at one of these things.