ABOUT THE CHORALAIRES
The Townsville Choral Society ChoralAires are an active, weekly-meeting group predominantly made up of local seniors and retirees who gather for social singing. The ChoralAires rehearse songs that are presented in an annual concert. Active community participants, the ChoralAires visit local aged care facilities, hospitals and other community spaces to entertain and share the joy of music and singing.
ChoralAires gatherings will recommence 9:30am on Monday 6th February at our hall, 485 Sturt Street. New members are welcome with no audition required.
ChoralAires Musical Directors
Kym joined the Townsville Choral Society in 1995 to continue the love of singing that had been a part of her life in her schooldays in Brisbane. She has performed with the Eisteddfod choir as a 2nd Alto since 1996 in large choral numbers, ensembles and quartets.
She first took to the stage as a chorus member in The Sound of Music in 1999 and 2013, High Society 2004, Concert of the Century 2006, Thoroughly Modern Millie 2008, Jesus Christ Superstar 2009 and played the role of Mrs Eynsford-Hill in My Fair Lady in 2011.
Kym performed in her first Choral Society Theatre Restaurant in 1997. After her marriage to TCS stalwart Rod Wilson in 2007, the Wilson team were responsible for directing and choreographing several revues from 2009 to 2012.
Kym became a member of the ChoralAires in 2014 when she retired from the public service. Her ability to create dances that the mature members could learn saw her taking more responsibility each year to choreograph musical items for the annual concert.
With 23 years of tutelage from the best choir conductors in Townsville, Kym took on the role of ChoralAires Musical Director in collaboration with Kaye Hinds in 2018 and has stamped her own style on to the musical performances of this group.
Deputy Musical Director
Kaye first joined the choir while still in high school, singing under the baton of Ray Penprase. Her first
musical was 'Brigadoon'. She has been a member ever since, apart from time away while studying
Speech Pathology at University.
She has been part of the choir at Eisteddfodau, in musicals and in theatre restaurants, either performing or helping with costumes and front-of-house. She has assisted with preparations for Eisteddfodau as a rehearsal pianist when needed.
Since retiring from work, Kaye has joined the ChoralAires where she continues to act as the group’s librarian and deputises for Kym on occasion.
Kaye has served on the management committee as an ordinary member and more recently as
secretary. In 2011 she was made a life member of the Society.