After the mega sell-out success of ROCK CHOIR in 2023, Play It Forward returns to RPAC with POP CHOIR!

This is your chance to perform some of the greatest pop classics by the Beatles, Carpenters, Seekers, ELO, Elton John, Johnny O'Keefe, David Bowie, Whitney Houston, ABBA, Pink and many more on stage with the ‘Choir Man’ himself, Jonathon Welch AM!

POP CHOIR is a unique access and inclusion program that aims to engage singers of all ages and demographics from the Redlands Coast community who might not normally sing in a formalised choir setting, along with professional development opportunities for trained music teachers and conductors, to come together and prepare a concert of much-loved pop classics.

This community choir project will once-again be under the direction of Play It Forward's award-winning artistic director, Jonathon Welch AM, and supported by a team of outstanding local professional musicians and arts administration practitioners.

Singers will work together over nine weeks of workshops and rehearsals that will culminate in a public community performance in the RPAC Concert Hall. This will be your chance to shine on the RPAC stage as you sing your heart out en masse in front of your family and friends.

This year, we've doubled the amount of rehearsal time with Jonathon, so you'll have double the amount of fun! More of the workshops are also on a Saturday, making it even easier for people to attend who may be working or living outside of the Redlands.

HURRY! Limited places available!


Workshop Dates

Sat 10 February 10am - 12:30pm & 1:30pm - 4pm  Rehearsal 1 & 2
Thu 15 February 6pm - 8:30pm  Rehearsal 3 
Thu 22 February 6pm - 8:30pm  Rehearsal 4 
Thu 29 February  6pm - 8:30pm  Rehearsal 5 
Sat 2 March  10am - 12:30pm & 1.30pm - 4pm Rehearsal 6 & 7
Thu 7 March 6pm - 8:30pm  Rehearsal 8 
Thu 14 March 6pm - 8:30pm  Rehearsal 9 
Sat 16 March  10am - 12:30pm & 1.30pm - 4pm Rehearsal 10 & 11 
Thu 21 March 6pm-8:30pm  Rehearsal 12 
Sat 23 March 10am - 12:30pm & 1.30pm - 4pm Rehearsal 13 & 14
Wed 3 April 6pm - 8.30pm Rehearsal 15
Sat 6 April 10am - 12:30pm & 1.30pm - 4pm Rehearsal 16 & 17
Wed 10 April 6pm - 8:30pm Rehearsal 18
Fri 12 April 6pm - 8:30pm Technical Rehearsal 19
Sat 13 April Time to be confirmed Technical/Dress Rehearsal 20 & Performance


REGISTER HERE for workshops


Pop Choir performance -  Saturday 13 April

Tickets on sale 10 February, 9am


Event and ticketing details

Date and time

Sat 10 Feb - Sat 13 Apr - Please see above for rehearsal dates/times


Adult - Pop Choir Workshop Registration: $160.00
Sen/Pen - Pop Choir Workshop Registration: $140.00
Companion card: $0


RPAC Events Hall

2 -16 Middle Street, Cleveland, QLD 4163

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Wheelchair Access
Assistive listening Induction Loop Hearing Assistance
Companion Card

Accessible seating is available online and via the box office. For further assistance please contact Redland Performing Arts Centre on 3829 8131. Further information can also be found on the 'Access and Facilities' page.

Event notes

Permission to contact

By registering for this workshop series, you are opting in to receive communication regarding workshop times and materials for POP CHOIR from the co-presenter Play It forward.
Any updates regarding workshop details and revision materials will be sent to you directly from Play It Forward. 


Registration fee includes all 20 workshops/rehearsals, plus two performances with a conductor and accompanist, all music and rehearsal files, and a limited-edition POP CHOIR t-shirt.

Participants must commit to 80% attendance.

The following are mandatory:
- Tech rehearsal on Friday 12 April
- Tech rehearsal & Performance on Saturday 13 April
NOTE: It is not possible to pay for workshops on a per-workshop basis

T-shirt orders

A limited-edition POP CHOIR t-shirt is included in your registration fee and is to be worn on the performance date.
T-shirt samples will be provided at the first two rehearsals so that you can determine your size and place your order.


Most suitable for ages 18+.
Secondary students are welcome if accompanied by a supervising Adult workshop ticket holder.

Ticket collection:

No individual workshop tickets will be sent out for this event. Please keep your registration confirmation for proof of booking. 

Booking fees:

$5.30 by phone and $6.40 online per transaction.