With One Voice Welcomes Wellbeing!
We recently published an innovative guide to member well-being. Since our launch in 2009, the With One Voice Choir community choir programs have endeavoured to encourage diversity, build capacity and create opportunity within our community. With 12 choirs throughout Melbourne, and two newly launched interstate choirs in Canberra and Sydney, this program has always had an incredible scope for impact and has helped people from all walks of life ‘find their voice’.
This success has in turn lead to the expansion of the organisations reach, with various new programs and initiatives launching in 2012, including the implementation of the Wellbeing Initiative – a initiative that will see us improve our capacity to support, empower and encourage our members within and beyond choir rehearsals. (more…)
Footscray & Hume Sings perform at the Western Suburbs Choirs Festival on July 8
The Choirs Festival is part of the Newport Folk Festival – a weekend of concerts, workshops and jam sessions in various venues. The event will be at The Substation on the afternoon of Sunday 8 July – bring your family & friends along for a marvellous afternoon of entertainment!
Heidelberg Sings performance at the opening of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre on June 23.
Heidelberg Sings have been invited to perform at the opening of The Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre, located at the Austin Hospital in Heidelberg – with Olivia in attendance! The centre combines leading medical treatment and research of international significance, integrated with the best of wellness care and support for patients and their families.
St Kilda Sings perform at the Homeless Memorial Service on June 20
The Memorial is held once a year at the Peanut Farm Oval in St Kilda (just behind Luna Park), to primarily remember homeless people who have passed on during the year leading up to the event.** The memorial Service has become an integral part of the St Kilda Community Events Program since 2002.*
Sydney Sings Launch and Gala Event
With the support of the Vincent Fairfax Foundation we launched our first social inclusion program in Sydney. In April, Sydney Sings was launched at Price Waterhouse Coopers.
This unique program brings together diverse voices as ‘one voice’ to build harmony, wellbeing and jobs…from CEOs to asylum seekers. The event was hosted by Sydney PwC Manging Partner Joseph Carrozzi and Sydney Sings was launched in fine style by Malcolm Turnbull.
Founder of Creativity Australia Tania de Jong entranced the audience with her presentation and performance. Joining the chorus, the VIP guests included leaders from a range of different cultural and faith communities, recruitment, employment depression and disability services. Other guests included Carnival Australia chief Ann Sherry and Red Balloon Founder Naomi Simson, Danny Gilbert of Gilbert Tobin, Robin Crawford of Goodstart.
Sydney Sings rehearses weekly on Tuesdays at Pitt St Uniting Church. All are welcome to find their unique voice and help others.