“I am alone. I have no family in Australia. Believe me, this choir means so much to me. This choir is next to God for me. It has brought so much joy into my life.” Rosie, Melbourne Sings
Many of our new members are not only new to choir, but new to Melbourne. They not only have new names and faces to remember, but also have the added task of getting to know a whole new city and country.
Whatever your background, Melbourne and the With One Voice choirs are happy to have you. Explore our website, contact us, or speak to your fellow members to learn more about this wonderful city.
If you’re feeling lonely or bored, why not check out Meetup.com? Whatever your interests – from music to cards or parmigiana-appreciation – there’s a Meetup group where you can connect with like-minded people! Lots of people find the With One Voice choirs through this fantastic, free website.
The following organisations can help you find your way around Melbourne and all it has to offer:
Melbourne Tourist Information Centre
Not just for visitors, this centre is a ‘one stop shop’ – it has all the information you need to know to navigate your way around Melbourne, enjoying all the sights, sounds and tastes. And the staff are friendly and extremely helpful.
It is located in Federation Square, right in the heart of Melbourne CBD, opposite Flinders Street Station.
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
The Asylum Seeker Recourse Centre (ASRC) is a community centre that offers a safe and welcoming space for Asylum Seekers in Victoria. They offer a wide range of services to new migrants including: assistance for new asylum seekers, social and Cultural events including a Saturday Program, computer classes and workshops, English language tutoring and lessons, and opportunities to meet and help other new asylum seekers.
Contact Information: (03) 9326 6066, firstname.lastname@example.org, 12 Batman Street West Melbourne
Remember, you can always ask your conductor or fellow choir members for advice – why not ask around for a good restaurant or park to visit at your next rehearsal?