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…
May 30, 2016
Altona Meadows Primary School and With One Voice Altona Meadows Singing Together in Harmony
Conducted by With One Voice lead conductor Kym Dillon, the With One Voice Altona Meadows group includes residents of Benetas St George’s Aged Care Facility as well as friends, family and community members. Over several weeks the students of Altona Meadows Primary, lead by Gregory Hall, visited the facility to rehearse with the choir. The students incorporated their musical instrument skills into the songs, and the two groups learned to sing in harmony.
Age proved no boundary, as the two groups delivered a stellar performance to a jubilant crowd at Benetas St George’s on Wednesday.
Click below to see some footage of the event:
Many thanks to Altona Meadows Primary School, and Benetas for hosting. We look forward to more songs and laughter from Altona Meadows!
The With One Voice choir season has officially begun!
Was your New Year’s resolution to get involved in your local community? Was it to express yourself more or to give yourself a chance to sing again? Perhaps it was to make new friends, or reach out to those in need?
Our doors are open and we welcome you to join us at your local With One Voice choir!
We started the year off on a great note, with members from around Victoria singing together in the Melbourne CBD for Australia Day. Click below to watch With One Voice participating in the 2016 Australia Day Parade.
Video of With One Voice in the Australia Day Parade, 2016 Melbourne
See you at choir!
Celebrating Sing for Good 2015
January 1, 2016
You sang, you spread the word and raised your voice for people experiencing depression,anxiety, loneliness, disadvantage, unemployment or homelessness.
You can also see the full list of 2015 Sing for Goodwinners here.
Do good. Feel good. Sing for Good is now open!
August 7, 2015
Please help us get communities singing in every postcode of Australia!
Our inspirational community singing project Sing for Good has just opened and we’ve already received amazing video entries from office workers, flash mobbers, OzHarvest, Cambodia, a yoga class and more! Check out the gallery
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 cash prizes for schools. Winners are announced at our huge With One BIG Voice concert at Melbourne Town Hall (3pm Sunday 8 November). Book tickets.
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.
The With One Voice choirs are enjoying their final rehearsals and festive soirees for 2014 this week. All choirs return in the first week of February. ‘Til then, keep on sharing the joy of song and don’t miss our performance in Melbourne’s Australia Day Parade!
Thank you to everyone in the choir community for your songs, smiles and support this year. We look forward to more musical adventures in 2015.
Warm wishes to you and yours for a happy and harmonious festive season.
Congratulations & Thanks
October 13, 2014
Dear With One Voice Choirs
A BIG congratulations to everyone who took part in yesterday’s concert. With One BIG Voice is a mammoth effort for all choirs, conductors and volunteers… and despite the inevitable hitch here and there our team went home exhausted, but smiling!
Special thanks must be extended to our extraordinary conductors Shaun, Kym, Jane and Pippa and to our numerous volunteer choir secretaries, ambassadors and member support officers, who provide invaluable leadership support to their choirs every week. Yesterday, we also had the assistance of some very special concert volunteers. Thank you so much for all your efforts. Without you, none of this would be possible.
Stay tuned for photos, videos and the announcement of the Top Ticket Sellers!
Yours in song
With One Voice HQ
October 8, 2014
Dear With One Voice Choirs
The With One BIG Voice concert is this Sunday and WE’RE EXCITED!
Please read this slightly updated Choir Schedule/Information Sheet to refresh your memory of the day’s events. Please note that individual choir rehearsals will now take place before the combined songs.
Your smiles, patience and enthusiasm are sure to make With One BIG Voice a great success. See you at 10.45am on Sunday!
Yours in song
The Team at With One Voice HQ
With One Voice Gig Reminder
October 2, 2014
Are You Coming This Saturday? Please join us at Federation Square for the Big Community Sing this weekend!
Sing For Spring Update With One Voice Ashburton is in the lead, having raised $2,703.64! Please donate and vote now to support your favourites. Winners will be announced at the With One BIG Voice Concert by The Hon. Ted Baillieu MLA.