Join a choir
How can I join a choir?
No matter what age you are or what language you speak, singing offers opportunities to learn, grow, and express who you are.
Creativity Australia’s With One Voice movement is a network community choirs that bring together people from all faiths, cultures, ages, abilities, backgrounds and socio-economic situations. We currently have 30 choirs located across almost all Capital Cities, Major Regional areas and in Rural Australia too. We have over 1,500 choir members ranging in age from nine to 90 years old, and we are growing monthly!
The choirs are led by professional conductors and meet weekly, followed by supper. In addition to singing and eating together, the choirs also include an innovative Wish List program , to date over 4500 wishes have been granted through our choirs.
Our choirs are always ready to welcome new members – you are warmly invited to share songs and supper with your local With One Voice choir!
No singing experience is required and there are no auditions and no bookings – feel free to just come along and try it out.
Please locate your nearest choir below:
- Altona Meadows (Melbourne VIC)
- Ashburton (Melbourne VIC)
- Ballarat (VIC)
- Bayswater (Melbourne VIC)
- Geelong (VIC)
- Greater Dandenong (Melbourne VIC)
- Kyneton (VIC)
- Melbourne CBD (VIC)
- Mildura (VIC)
- St Kilda (Melbourne VIC)
NEW SOUTH WALES
- Chatswood (Sydney NSW)
- Mt Druitt (Sydney NSW)
- Port Stephens (NSW)
- Redfern (Sydney NSW)
- Riverina (NSW)
- Sydney CBD(NSW)
- Windale (NSW)
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
How do I register?
To register to join a choir, visit our member portal and click ‘Apply Now’ under ‘Join Now.’
Please note that you are welcome to attend a trial session before registering.
If you are an NDIS participant, read more here about claiming your With One Voice membership.
What does my membership fee pay for?
Participation in a With One Voice choir is by a modest tax-deductible donation, which helps sponsor attendance for disadvantaged participants. Want to help change the tune for someone in need? Follow this link to Sponsor Someone. We have several different payment option plans ranging from $120 to $500 per year, so you can choose the one that works best for you.
Your membership contribution goes towards all sorts of things like music, professional conductors, venue hire, staffing, marketing and printing as well as all the boring bits like music licensing, public liability insurance and fees.
Most importantly though, your membership fees to towards supporting those in our choirs who need a little extra help from time to time.
As a movement of inclusive choirs, our first priority is to ensure that everyone is able to participate, regardless of whether or not they’re able to pay the membership contribution. If you cannot afford to contribute financially for your membership at this time, you are still welcome to become a member. We only ask that you reconsider if your circumstances change.
Creativity Australia is an approved NDIS provider, which means people living with a disability can claim NDIS funding to cover their choir membership contribution
What kind of music do the choirs sing?
The repertoire of songs varies from choir to choir, with every effort made to provide variety in genre and complexity. Old favourites mixed with catchy contemporary tunes ensure an enjoyable experience for all.
Performances! Are they compulsory?
On several occasions our choirs are invited to perform at events and functions, often in collaboration with other charities. Our choristers are encouraged to perform when these opportunities arise as not only does it build confidence but it’s also a lot of fun! However, if you’re not quite ready to go public, there are lots of other ways you can get involved at concerts, such as volunteering, handing out flyers or selling tickets.
If you have an opportunity for our choir members to spread the joy of song, please contact us.
Neuroscience proves singing makes you healthier, happier, smarter and more creative. So, join us in song!
“I love to hear a choir. I love the humanity, to see the faces of real people devoting themselves to a piece of music. I like the teamwork. It makes me feel optimistic about the human race when I see them cooperating like that.”