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Farewell Amy!

Creativity Australia would like to extend a goodbye to our current Program Manager, Amy.  We wish her the best of luck in her future endeavours in London, and can’t wait to hear her stories!

Taking Amy’s place is Kathlin, who will be visiting you at choir in the near future.

Hume Sings – Banksia Gardens AGM Performance

The Hume Singers have been invited to perform at Banksia Gardens’ AGM!  The AGM will be showcasing the many exciting activities at Banksia Gardens over the past year, and will feature a performance from Hume Sings, as well as a mini-choir workshop led by the Hume Singers.

Banksia Gardens has been serving the Broadmeadows community since the early 1970s, and has a strong focus on community education and lifelong learning, acting as a place of support for their local neighbourhood and is committed to community development.

When: Wednesday 29th August
Where: Banksia Gardens Community Centre, 71-81 Pearcedale Parade, Broadmeadows
Meeting time: 6pm

Good luck!

Melbourne International Film Festival

The Melbourne International Film Festival showcases the best in current cinema from around the world, as well as screening a wide array of Australian film.

The festival runs from the 2nd – 19th of August, and has something for everyone – whether you enjoy a good  documentary, an animation or something from their Australian showcase – why not invite a friend or two from choir and see what the festival has to offer!

Heidelberg Sings Upcoming Gig

The Heidelberg Singers have been invited to perform at the Interfaith Network Conference.

When: Sunday 28th October
Where:  Fitzroy Town Hall

It’s a while away, so plenty of time to prepare!

Congratulations Andrea!

The team at Creativity Australia would like to congratulate our Frankston Sings conductor, Andrea and Valanga Khoza on the birth of their son, Kaya.  What fantastic news!

Sydney Sings Soirèe Program

It isn’t long ’til the Sydney Singers have their debut performance!  The Soirèe is coming up – don’t forget to bring a friend on Tuesday 28th August!

Liz has put together a program for the evening:


Indigenous/ancestral acknowledgement (Julie)

Lydia intro to ‘Why We Sing’
Why We Sing
Wonderful World

Jenny back into Wonderful World and intro to The Rose
The Rose

Kel intro to We Are Australian (‘battler’)
We Are Australian

Liz intro and teach audience Ise Oluwa/Good Earth Singers etc
Ise Oluwa (with audience participation)

Bob intro to Lion Sleeps Tonight (Pete will be singing with us in Ise Oluwa, another one of his songs, etc what it means)
Lion Sleeps Tonight (with audience participation)
Can’t Keep My Eyes Off You (round the piano for fun at the end)

Liz intro Matthew for Imagine – how a New Zealander sings an English song


…and don’t forget your t-shirts!

One of your fellow choristers has passed on the handy tip of practising the songs in front of the bathroom mirror…bathrooms do have great acoustics after all!

Fundraisers Flock to Footscray Song Swap

Congratulations to Footscray Sings on your performance at the Footscray Song Swap!  See if you can find yourself in some of the photos from the night – it looks like a great time was had by all.

Over $900 was raised on the night – what a fantastic effort!

Geelong Sings – Gig at the McKellar Centre – CANCELLED

Apologies to the Geelong Singers – we’ve just received word that there has been an influenza outbreak at the McKellar Centre, and as a result, and as a result, they’ve put the McKellar centre and several of its neighbouring lodges under quarantine.

Sadly your performance for Sunday has been cancelled, but it will be rescheduled for sometime in the near future.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Please spread the word!

Greater Dandenong Sings – Gig on Wednesday

Greater Dandenong Sings has been invited to perform at The Supper Club – an event hosted by TLC Aged Care.  The Supper Club has become a highlight in the vibrant activities calandar at TLC, with residents, families and staff alike enjoying the evening.

Be sure to mark the following information in your diary!

The Supper Club
Wednesday 22nd August
Arrival Time: 5.30pm

Performance: 6.00pm
Where: 55 Thomas Street, Noble Park
Good luck!

Homeless Persons Week 2012: 6th August to12th August

Homeless Persons’ Week 2012 will be held from Monday 6th August to Sunday 12th August, with the theme of ‘Homing in on the real issues of homelessness: to understand why we are homeless, we need to see why we become homeless.’

Mission Australia will be hosting a series of  nationwide Winter Sleepouts, raising money for Australian’s who are  homeless this winter.   If you can’t make the Winter Sleepout, why not host your own – perhaps in the office, in your backyard or in a classroom!  Mission Australia has a great list of fundraising alternatives, including giving up your favourite food or drink for a week and keeping the money aside from what you’d usually spend on your treat…or even having a PJ Day!  There was an instance where a participant wore her PJs everyday for a month to fundraise!

Homelessness Australia has published a Victorian events calendar, as well as a list of events in NSW and ACT for a full guide to getting involved.

Mission Australia also has a range of resources -including a factsheet on homelessness.

All money raised from Winter Sleepout will go to Mission Australia homeless services located across the country to help transform the lives of Australians who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Footscray Sings Gig – Footscray Song Swap!

Footscray Sings will be performing at the Footscray Song Swap – a cultural evening of music in Footscray aiming to raise money for the Ego Lemos and Koro Loriko tour of Australia.

Ego Lemos is East Timor’s most famous musician, and accompanying him is the newly formed Koro Loriko choir.  Koro Loriko involves 15 young singers, all from different regions in East Timor.

The Song Swap will also feature a performance by the Brimbank Multicultural Choir.

Come along and get involved in this great cause – and don’t forget the added bonus of being able to perform and Song Swap with your fellow choristers!

When: Thursday August 9th, 6pm
Where: Bluestone  Church Arts Venue

You can download a flyer here – why not share it with a friend?

Footscray Sings – Kum Bah Yah

Bridget has shared these helpful practice parts for the Footscray Singers! Simply click your part to download it.

Kum Bah Yah

Happy singing!

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