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and the winner is ….

Congratulations With One Melbourne on being the overall winner of this years Sing for Good challenge!

 

 

 

Sydney Sing for Good Entry

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!

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 www.singforgood.org

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

CHECKLIST
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

MAKE A DIFFERENCE
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 enquiries@cal.org.au 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.

Sing for Spring Leaderboard

Dear With One Voice choirs

SING FOR SPRING: Votes & Donations Update
Just one month to go in Sing for Spring and there’s a Brisbane/Melbourne ‘people’s choice’ TIE for top spot!

Donations and votes both count towards the winners, so please enjoy the amazing video gallery and act now to support your favourites!

Votes Leaderboard

  1. [TIE] Four Truly Beautiful Choirs (Brisbane) & With One Voice Ashburton – The Joy of Song (Melbourne)
  2. Class of 91 – Bustin’ Moves
  3. Magic of Music – Doe A Deer
  4. Michelle and Jenny from Wingate Community Centre in Ascot Vale – I’ll Fly Away
  5. Braemar College Chamber Choir – Revolting Children

Donations Leaderboard

  1. Dattner Grant Team ($1,000)
  2. Four Truly Beautiful Choirs ($639.50)
  3. With One Voice Ashburton – The Joy Of Song ($539.40)
  4. With One Voice Heidelberg – Any Dream Will Do ($365)
  5. Class of ’91 – Bustin’ Moves ($347)

Thank you to everyone who has entered, voted, donated and spread the word so far. We are so grateful for your support.. but we have a way to go.

This uplifting project is for a great cause. It’s more fun (and less chilly) than the Ice Bucket Challenge and a great way to help diverse communities work together in harmony towards brighter futures!

Please help us get Australia singing!

REGISTER YOUR TEAM  |  VOTE  |  DONATE

#SingForSpring

Join The Fun – Sing for Spring

Dear WOV choirs

Take a tea break and check out the latest Sing for Spring video entries – they’ll really brighten your day! Please donate, vote and share to support your favourite entries.

Join the fun! Gather a group (two people is fine), sing a song and enter your video online at www.singforspring.com!

The best videos will screen at Federation Square. Plus, donations raised will help the With One Voice choirs stay open and sponsor places for people in need.

Find out more about the cause behind Sing for Spring in our With One Voice HQ video message.

Yours in song

The team at With One Voice HQ

Music video released: Sing It Out

This song was written specially for Sing for Spring by Scott Johnson (singer/songwriter, actor, star of the Jersey Boys) and features his partner Verity Hunt-Ballard (Sing for Spring Ambassador and Helpmann Award winning star of Mary Poppins) and With One Voice choir participants. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this wonderful recording project.

What would the world be like if we sung more? To find out, be part of Sing for Spring, our national community singing project.

Register now at www.singforspring.com

Watch WOV Ashburton’s Music Video + Tram Flash Mob + Ticket Bookings for With One BIG Voice

Howdy With One Voice choirs

NEWSFLASH: Sing for Spring
Here’s a special video message from the team at With One Voice HQ about Sing for Spring!

The FIRST FIVE choir participants to submit an entry will receive FREE movie tickets! So have a bit of fun and get singing with your family, friends or colleagues! Check out With One Voice HQ’s rendition of Chubby Checker’s ‘Let’s Twist Again’ for inspiration. If we can do it – anybody can!

Remember, tax-deductible donations raised during Sing for Spring will help keep the With One Voice choirs open and sponsor places for people in need. Every little helps!

MUSIC VIDEO: With One Voice Ashburton
With One Voice Ashburton has written an original song and entered it into Sing for Spring! Donations and votes will help them get onto the big screen at Federation Square, so please watch and support their amazing entry.

More videos:
• Mary Poppins star Sings for Spring! Meet Sing for Spring Ambassador Verity Hunt-Ballard & little Emmy-Lou.
• Flash mob! With One Voice Melbourne takes over a Bourke Street tram
• Let’s Twist Again! Groove along to With Voice HQ’s Sing for Spring entry!
• Challenge your friends! Watch the latest entries to Sing for Spring.

TICKET BOOKINGS OPEN: With One BIG Voice
Ticket bookings for the With One BIG Voice concert are NOW OPEN! Click here to book online. This year, the winners of Sing for Spring will be announced at the concert!

With One BIG Voice concert
Sunday 12 October, 3.00pm
Melbourne Town Hall (corner Swanston and Collins Streets)

Hard copy booking forms will be available at your choir soon. Happy singing!

Yours in song

Suzanne, Ross, Kathlin and Matthew
With One Voice HQ

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