Award-winning Musical Director, Jonathan Albertini, created the first SingGC event in 2017, as an opportunity for everyone to get together over four weeks and experience the fun and enjoyment of singing popular songs in a group.
Since then, SingGC has grown to create a pathway for people passionate about singing to be exposed to two well-established a cappella membership based choruses. Rich with experience in competition and community performances, The Blenders and Coastal Charisma are proud to be exclusively associated with SingGC and its initiatives.
We welcome people of all ages and experience levels. Our combined philosophy is to share the enjoyment of singing in a supportive and inclusive environment.
Jonathan Albertini graduated with a Masters of Music Studies from the Queensland Conservatorium in 2018 and continues to perform in the competition barbershop quartet, Upgrade. He is committed to youth development and is the Barbershop Harmony Australia (BHA) Youth Development Officer in Queensland. He is the Musical Director for a number of male and female a cappella choruses on the Gold Coast.
The Blenders are Australia’s most awarded barbershop and a cappella chorus, and this year The Blenders celebrate their 30th Anniversary. With a motto of “In heart and harmony” their goal is to sing and perform at the highest possible level and be the best citizens they can possibly be. Some of their recent performances and accolades include:
- 2019 Australia Day Award Recipient of the Gold Coast City Council – Gold FM Community Service Award
- 2018 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony
- 2018 Bleach Festival
- Opening Ceremony of Gold Coast Home of the Arts (HOTA) in 2018
- Gold Coast Council’s Citizenship, and ANZAC Day ceremonies
- Australian National Chorus Champions eight consecutive times and twice Pan Pacific Chorus Champions
- Television competitions: X-Factor, Battle of the Choirs and Australia’s Got Talent.
Founded in 2013, Coastal Charisma is a women’s a cappella chorus on the Gold Coast. As a chartered Sweet Adelines Chorus in the Southern Cross Region, Coastal Charisma is proud to be part of the largest singing organisations for women internationally. Competing nationally in the a cappella barbershop style, Coastal Charisma is committed to musical excellence and development in a supportive environment. They display a passion for performing in the local community and their recent performances have included:
- Australia Day Citizenship, and ANZAC Day ceremonies on the Gold Coast.
- Christmas Concerts:
- 2018 Varsity Carols by the Lake
- GC Hospital Foundation on-air performance hosted by the Sea FM Breakfast Show
- Nerang Bunnings Family Christmas Event
- The View Club, Nerang RSL & Memorial Club
- 2017 Mt Tamborine, Gala Carols by Candlelight
- 2018 Gold Coast Community Expo & Seniors Forum at The Star Gold Coast.