QUoir

Dates

Second Wednesday of the month | 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Starts Wednesday 11 January

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Cost

Standard | $10
Junior | $10

Membership

Members
Friend Members receive 15% off ticket pricing for this event.

Duration

2 hours

Perth's brand new monthly community and family choir

QUoir is a Community Choir for everyone and anyone who feels the need to shake off the stress of every day in communal song. Led by Abbe May and the WA Bad Ass Gospel Choir, this is a safe space for the community, all families/intergenerational groups, diversity, and anyone who needs to flex their pipes!

QUoir is a little different to your regular choir. The entire soundtrack will celebrate music by diverse artists, specifically LGBTQI+ artists over the first six months of the program. Think Freddie Mercury, Janelle Monet, Jobriath, Sylvester, Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus, Perfume Genius, Janis Ian, Anohni, Frank Ocean, Christine & the Queens, and the list goes on!

Every second Wednesday of the month, for the first six months of 2023, the QUoir will come together in Hackett Hall underneath Otto the blue whale to rehearse and perform a different song.

Before you attend, read the frequently asked questions below and for any other queries, please reach out to reception@museum.wa.gov.au.


Meet the WA Badass Gospel Choir

Image of Abbe May singer, smilling wearing a black hat and tank top with tattoos on her arms

Conceived and fronted by Perth rock royalty, Abbe May, the WA Badass Gospel Choir has achieved a cult local following. Abbe May is a nationally respected and ever-evolving artist.

WA Badass Gospel Choir members will lead the group in song, making for a varied selection of songs and styles. On Wednesday 11th Jan, Quoir will be led by Abbe May and Sarah Pellicano, the remaining sessions will be led by Abbe May and Queency.

Frequently asked questions

What do I need to bring?  

This won't be catered and participants are encouraged to bring a water bottle. There will be plenty of seating and standing room available.

Do I need to have experience or a good voice?

Simply put - No! QUoir is for everyone, regardless of experience or ability. All you need is a can-do attitude.

Do I need to be a member of the LGBTQI+ community to come along?

No. QUoir is a fun, open and safe space for everyone. While the first six months of the program celebrate the LGBTQI+ artists of the pop/rock world, the choir will evolve over time to feature music from a diverse range of cultural perspectives.

Is there free parking in the city?

City of Perth parking is free after 6pm, the State Library parking at 15 Francis Street, Northbridge is the closest to the WA Museum Boola Bardip.

Song Schedule

Wednesday 8 February | LIKE A PRAYER by Madonna

February takes you back to the 1980s with the hit song LIKE A PRAYER by Madonna. Join the QUoir and be part of this incredible vocal version of this iconic track.

Wednesday 11 January | LATCH by Disclosure & Sam Smith

Taking inspiration from the House Gospel Choir the first song to be sung at QUoir will be LATCH by Disclosure & Sam Smith. Join Abbe May & Sarah Pellicano to create a magical version of this iconic song.