Creativity Australia founder Tania de Jong AM and members of our combined choirs captured the headlines last weekend when Gareth Boreham and the SBS news team dropped by our With One BIG Voice 10th Anniversary concert rehearsal at Melbourne Town Hall.
The prime time news piece highlighted the health and social benefits of group singing as well as the positive effects of bringing communities together. Gareth also spoke to a number of our choristers about how the choir has had a positive impact on their lives and Tania spoke about our goal of growing our number of With One Voice choirs to 40 by the end of 2020.
The concert was a huge success with the audience on their feet and joining in with our massed choir of almost 200 inspirational choristers in songs such as Imagine, We are Australian and that old Johnny Farnham classic, You’re the Voice. With a warm introduction from Melbourne’s Lord Mayor Sally Capp and special guest performances from Alan Fletcher, Tania de Jong AM, Lydia Griffiths, Achai Deng and Chelsea Tjandra, it really was an event to remember.
We’d like to extend our thanks to everyone who has sent messages of congratulations and support for our ten year milestone. Here’s to the next ten!
Inspirational Melburnian – Tania de Jong AM
October 29, 2018
Our Founder Tania de Jong AM hit the headlines last night when she was featured on the ‘Inspirational Melbourne’ section of the Channel 7 news.
The lovely Peter Mitchell visited our Creativity Australia HQ and spoke to Tania long with members of our combined Melbourne choirs about the benefits of community singing, our 10th Anniversary Concert and Tania’s plans for Creativity Australia in the future. Whilst he was here, the choirs treated Peter to a lively rendition of Singing in the Rain.