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Ashburton Sing for Good Entry

Hey everyone check out the Ashburton Sing for Good entry!

Creativity Australia Choir Ashburton Sings meet every Wednesday night at 6.15pm-7.30pm at Ashburton Baptist Church, Marquis Street, ASHBURTON.

We are a relaxed, happy and supportive group. There is a vibrancy about Creativity Australia choirs that’s hard to explain – you just feel it. We have a spirit that is contagious and fills us with joy that lasts till the next time we meet.

Our conductor, Kym Dillon nurtures us to sing with confidence and a joy to uplift us from mere mortals to ‘singers’. Real singers!
Our video was filmed over two weeks at Wednesday night choir and we hope you can feel our spirit.

Not only are we talented choristers, we are also video stars thanks to Kym and his talent in putting together our video.
Please show us you like our efforts with lots of ‘heart likes’ and shares. Oh and please donate to our Ashburton choir with your hard earned money, it is used to keep us singing!!!


Kicking off 2016 With One Voice

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!

Head to our Join A Choir page for all the necessary info.

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

Video of With One Voice in the Australia Day Parade, 2016 Melbourne

See you at choir!

Celebrating Sing for Good 2015

You sang, you spread the word and raised your voice for people experiencing depression,anxiety, loneliness, disadvantage, unemployment or homelessness.

Together, through the magic of Sing for Good, more than $70,000 was raised for Creativity Australia’s  life changing With One Voice program.

Relive the magic of Sing for Good 2015 by watching the highlight video below.

Or (If you are feeling inspired) Register your interest for the 2016 campaign here.

You can also see the full list of 2015 Sing for Good winners here.


Do good. Feel good. Sing for Good is now open!

Shower cover photoPlease 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.

  1. sing with a group (two or more)
  2. enter your video
  3. 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.

How to help:

 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.

Do good. Feel good. Register now at

Start a choir with NEW MyChoir toolkit

Do you want to start a community choir?
Or re-energise an existing choir?

Jolene and choir in rehearsal

You are warmly invited to be part of Creativity Australia’s With One Voice network. Depending on your needs, we can offer quick tips for success, a suite of resources and/or ongoing consultation.

Download the MyChoir quick start guide.

A choir is an amazing way to empower individuals and build supportive communities. With a good toolkit, you can help change the world… one voice at a time. (Plus, it’s just great fun!)

MyChoir Chart

Here are the key things you will need to build a successful choir. Our MyChoir resources will guide you step-by-step!

  • conductor
  • venue
  • supper
  • participants
  • performances
  • volunteers
  • local support
  • fundraising

Social inclusion and giving to others is central to the With One Voice program. To be part of our network, your choir must:

  • welcome all people
  • have a shared supper
  • share the Wish List

Download the MyChoir quick start guide or contact us to find out more.

Time to sing!

With One Voice choir rehearsals start THIS WEEK (save for Altona Meadows, which starts on 11 February)!

Please check your choir rehearsal time and venue on this website for any changes and spread the word far and wide. Everyone is welcome!

  • no auditions / no singing experience needed
  • all ages, faiths, cultures and backgrounds
  • weekly rehearsals and supper
  • professional conductors
  • amazing performances
  • participation by tax-deductible donation

Any queries, simply email or phone (03) 8679 6088

Festive Holiday Dates

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

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

Concert Information

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

Good afternoon

Are You Coming This Saturday?
Please join us at Federation Square for the Big Community Sing this weekend!

WHEN: Saturday 4 October (arrive by 1.45pm)
WHERE: Federation Square
View Choir Schedule/ Information Sheet

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.

Check out the latest entries:

With One BIG Voice
Our big concert is fast approaching! Please ensure you have invited your friends, family and colleagues to book tickets. Some tickets will be available at the door.

WHEN: Sunday 12 October (arrive by 10.45am)
WHERE: Melbourne Town Hall
View Choir Schedule/Information Sheet

Yours in song

The Team at With One Voice HQ

With One Voice Ashburton Original CD

Curry Leaves & Birthday Cake CD Cover

With One Voice Ashburton has produced a CD of original music! Contact us on or (03) 8679 6088 if you would like to purchase a copy.


Dear With One Voice Choirs

Are you all set for our two BIG performances in October? Please follow the links below to view the Choir Schedule/Information Sheet for each event.

Big Community Sing: Federation Square
Saturday 4 October | WHERE: Federation Square
View Choir Schedule & Information Sheet

With One BIG Voice Concert
Sunday 12 October | WHERE: Melbourne Town Hall
View Choir Schedule/Information Sheet

We urgently need your help to fill the audience for the With One BIG Voice Concert. Please encourage your friends, family and networks to book now. Just 19 days to go ‘til show-time!

You can choose to BOOK ONLINE, complete a TICKET BOOKING FORM or just call us on (03) 8679 6088.

As a big thank you for helping us fill the Melbourne Town Hall for the With One BIG Voice concert, the Top Ticket Sellers can look forward to some amazing prizes!

There are prizes for the Top Ticket Sellers over all, the Top Ticket Seller in every choir and the choir that sells the most tickets as a group. So plenty of goodies to go around!

Have your guests booked online? Don’t worry! Simply let us know the name of the booking and we’ll add it to your tally!

Prizes include:

Click here to read the full prize list.

Check out the latest entries! Please support your favourites. The winners will be announced at the With One BIG Voice Concert.

Yours in song

The Team at With One Voice HQ


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