With social distancing and self isolation becoming our day to day reality, we at Creativity Australia wanted to ensure we were still delivering our inclusive With One Voice choir programs to our members and guests, even if we can’t be there with you in person.
In light of recent circumstances, we were forced to suspend in-person gatherings and come up with something to keep us all singing together during this time of hardship.
We enlisted the help of our amazing conductors – 16 of them to be precise, based all around Australia – to deliver LIVE online sessions every night of the week. Each weeknight, we will be offering at least two 30 minute LIVE broadcasts per night with a With One Voice Conductor. This means you have 16 different Conductors to choose from. You can tune in to as many sessions as you please and sing along at home to warms ups, tongue twisters and much loved songs.
Here’s snap (below) of Liz from Chatswood delivering her live session!
With One Voice Brisbane’s Free Christmas Concert – Wynnum Municipal Hall
November 12, 2019
Come along to With One Voice Brisbane’s FREE concert in this beautiful historic hall by the bay to celebrate the Festive Season! There will be Singalong Carols, Choir Performances and more. Afterwards please join us for a Festive Afternoon Tea (by gold coin donation).
Our With One Voice Redfern Choir led by the super talented Mary Kiani, launched last night to a warm and welcoming crowd of 120 people. These included media reporters, MP’s, friends and family. The team were thrilled with the reception and the choir serenaded the audience with their full repertoire which included Tu Tira Mai and Chasing Cars.
If you would like to know more about joining our Redfern choir or you would like to book them for an inspirational performance, head to their page for more details.
Media Release – 3 more communities awarded with Seed funding grants!
May 10, 2019
We are thrilled to announce that 3 more communities have been awarded seed funding to start their own With One Voice choirs.
The recipients – Kickstart Arts in Glenorchy, Hobart TAS, St Pauls in Burwood, NSW and Ben Woodd from Croydon, Adelaide SA – will establish inclusive community choirs open to all community members, regardless of whether or not they have singing experience or ability.
The three committees will now undertake mentoring from Creativity Australia whilst they are setting up the choirs. For more information, check out the full Press Release here.
With One BIG Voice on SBS World News
December 6, 2018
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!
With One Voice Brisbane – You’re the Voice
June 20, 2018
Inspired by the Queensland Music Festival’s pioneering “You’re The Voice” choral project; turning the tide on domestic violence.
Performed by three community choirs: Freedom Train, Mixed Beans multicultural choir & With One Voice Brisbane, conducted by Cath Mundy, with guest soloist Trish Lucas.
Sing For Good 2017 is now open!
September 2, 2017
About Sing for Good
Sing for Good aims to get communities singing for joy in every postcode of Australia and beyond. Families, workplaces, schools, sports teams… everyone is welcome.
sing with a group (two or more)
enter your video
vote, donate + celebrate
There are heaps of categories, plus prizes for winners,
Donations raised help people in need through Creativity Australia’s With One Voice program.
spread the word (connect Facebook and Twitter; or see the attached Guide to Sharing Sing for Good)
With One Voice welcomes people aged 9 to 90, from all cultures and backgrounds. Through the Wish List, diverse people grant each other wishes like music lessons, language tuition and jobs. Swinburne University research showed 98% of With One Voice choir participants experienced less stress, 91% improved social bonds and 66% feel less depressed. The program has also been named in Anthill’s SMART 100 social innovations in 2015, 2014 and 2013.
We are a group – no – a family of people from diverse backgrounds who get together to celebrate the healing and unifying power of song. We like to share a song, a story and a laugh each week and we know how important these connections are to each one of us and we want the same opportunities to be available for everyone.
Sydney Sing for Good Entry
October 26, 2016
Hey everyone check out the Sydney Sing for Good entry.
Singing weekly is our chance to have fun, meet new people and forget about the challenges and dramas of life. Gathered around the piano we love being part of our community and sharing the joy of song!
We’re a choir who rehearse at an aged care facility — Benetas St. George’s. The choir includes residents as well as members of the community, and through rehearsals as well as performances music lights up the lives of all who participate. We specialise in the great classics of the 40s – 60s, and we love to get a bit silly too…
Our group is open to absolutely anyone, we have people from all walks of life! We get together in the heart of Melbourne to sing classic songs, challenge ourselves, perform together and have a huge amount of fun.