Bayside Divas is a women's choir performing mainly contemporary a cappella music in and around the bayside area of Sandgate, a suburb of Brisbane, which is the capital city of the Australian state of Queensland. The choir inspires and enriches its audiences in the Bayside area through its concerts, recordings and its appearances at community events.
Our motto is in voice, we rejoice.
Our mission is to make beautiful music and to provide an opportunity for women of all backgrounds (professional and musical) to participate in the joy of choral music singing and performance.
Under the direction of our world-class musical director, Sandra Milliken, the Divas strive for excellence in performance, a rich choral sound and a professional approach to our performances. And all this happens whilst having fun!
Bayside Divas was established in June 2004. It had its origins in, and evolved from, the mixed choir - Musical Chairs - which had been formed in 2002.
The choir became an incorporated association in September 2005 and, since that time, has continued to grow in size, expertise and community recognition.
In January 2007, the choir entered an exciting new era when renowned conductor and composer Sandra Milliken became the Divas musical director. Sandra's long involvement in choral music has included studying and conducting overseas, and the international publication of an extensive list of choral compositions.
Bayside Divas delight in the exploration, and celebration of women's repertoire. The choir enjoys singing a wide variety of musical styles, from traditional folk to jazz, gospel, musical theatre, world music and contemporary.
Bayside Divas specialises in singing unaccompanied (a cappella) in three- or four-part and multi-divisi harmony, with the occasional use of instrumental accompaniment.
Events and Performances
In addition to its regular concert program and community performances, the Divas are often asked to perform at weddings, sporting, cultural and corporate events and private functions in the Sandgate and Brisbane areas.
The Divas perform a wide variety of repertoire and Christmas carols.
If you would like to know more about hiring the Divas, please contact the Coordinator.