The Lincoln Singers
The first choir in Choral Productions Tasmania Inc, founded in February 1997, and based in Lindisfarne on Hobart’s eastern shore.
Beginning with just 27 voices, the group grew to 65+ before the 10th Anniversary Concert in 2007, when quite a few ‘retired’, and the choir now has approx. 40 rehearsing each week - 30 ladies and just 10 men. New singers, particularly basses and tenors, are always welcome.
After the first 3 years, Margot introduced the group to Eisteddfod competition, and the Lincoln Singers won many 1st Prizes in the City of Hobart and City of Clarence Eisteddfods between 2000 and 2004.
Men in Black
Beginning life as an Adult Education ‘Male Performing Group’ in 2004 and became the Men in Black in 2007. From the initial group of 12, numbers have grown to 25, and the group has recorded a CD ‘Anthem’.
Songs are performed in two-, three- and four-part, depending on the arrangement available. Ages range from 20’s to retired.
The Men in Black’s repertoire includes popular classical incl. Dvorak’s Goin’ Home; Donizetti’s Una Furtiva Lagrima, lots of songs from music theatre incl. works from Les Miserables, Chess, and South Pacific, plus ballads, folk songs, gospel, etc.
The Southern Voices
Founded by Margot Lampkin in February 2000, after repeated requests from students in her Beginner Choral Singing group at Adult Education in Hobart.
Originally the choir was called ‘The Kingston Singers’ but new groups in the area began with similar titles, so in 2008 the name was changed to ‘The Southern Voices’.
As ‘The Kingston Singers’ the choir recorded a CD Flying Free in 2005, and were (and still are) delighted with the results. Items include Panis Angelicus, ‘Cross the Wide Missouri, Bring Him Home from Les Miserables, Rhythm of Life from Sweet Charity, and Mozart’s Alleluia. Copies are still available at $15 ea.