To celebrate our 10-year anniversary, we at Creativity Australia are offering grants of up to $10,000 to people or groups who are wanting to start their own With One Voice choir.
The closing date for round 10 applications is 5:00 pm, Sunday 30th June 2019.
Applications for the With One Voice grants are NOW OPEN. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.
If you have a passion for bringing people of all walks of life together, for nurturing community spirit and connection, for singing and for changing the world one voice at a time, then this could be the opportunity you have been waiting for!
The With One Voice movement is about strengthening communities and inspiring individuals to find their voice. The movement is more than just singing with your local community choir. It’s an opportunity to create real connections between the diverse people in your community. It’s about building bridges between those who are experiencing disadvantage and those who are more fortunate, and creating opportunities for people of diverse backgrounds and situations to learn from one another and help each other.
We’re about to start our new season of choir. Most choirs start back during the first week of February. Head to our ‘JOIN A CHOIR‘ page to see where your nearest choir is and why not head along and give it a try. No experience necessary, everyone welcome!
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!