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No matter what age you are or what language you speak, singing offers opportunities to learn, grow, and express who you are.

Singing is human nature, yet so often we confine ourselves to only singing in the shower or car. With One Voice choirs provide an opportunity for everyone to share in the joy of song, improving our wellbeing, happiness and sense of community.

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Choir updates

Altona Meadows is BACK!

We’re delighted to announce that the Altona Meadows choir is BACK! Starting this Thursday (2:00 – 3:30) at the Altona Meadows Community Centre in Trafalgar Ave.

We’re also delighted to announce the incredibly talented and experienced Steph Payne has joined the With One Voice family, and will lead the newly re-formed Altona Meadows choir. Here’s what she had to say this week:

“I’m Steph Payne, the new director of the choir and we invite you to a part of the new chapter in the choir’s history.

I’ve been directing a cappella community choirs for 25 years. I remember watching a choir sing live for the first time and thinking the best place to hear that must be where the director stands and deciding that was the job for me. Once I’d experienced the beautiful feeling of singing harmonies and being part of a singing community, I wanted everyone to feel that joy too. I went off to study music and the rest is history! I am also the director of Willin Wimmin, women’s choir in Williamstown, which I’ve done for the last 8 years.

You’ll notice all directors have their own style. I teach a lot of folk, world and popular songs. There is soul, positivity and heart in the music and I can’t wait to share it with you.

We hopefully have a performance coming up! We’ve applied to sing in the Newport Fiddle & Folk Club’s upcoming Theme Night. It’s just one song but it’s so great to be a part of this fun event and to have something to work towards.

Come along on the 28th of April and see if you enjoy yourself and we’ll sort out joining properly, if you want to, once you’re there.

Term 2 begins 28 April, 2022.
Thursdays 2:00pm-3:30pm
Altona Meadows Community Centre – 28 Trafalgar Avenue, Altona Meadows.

Who is the choir for?

As always with WOV choirs, adults of all abilities, cultures, backgrounds, vocal ranges and genders are welcome. Even if you’ve never sung a note, you are welcome here.

Can you help?

We will need a couple of volunteers to help with the admin of the choir. Please let me know if you’re willing.

Spread the word!

Do you know anyone who’d like to sing? Tell them about us. Bring a friend! Attached is a jpg that can be shared on your social media feeds. We’d like to build up the choir numbers to ensure it’s longevity so we need help to find people.

Covid Safety

It is the nature of groups like ours to have some vulnerable community members who need to be protected from Covid-19, myself included. I take this quite seriously.

Please be careful to never attend when unwell, if you are a close contact or if you have any suspicion that you’ve been exposed to the virus.
Please be sure to be vaccinated and if you are more comfortable wearing a mask, that is great.
While at choir, the chairs will be spread out and I encourage everyone to avoid touching or getting close to each other.
Despite whatever rules governments may or may not have in place, looking after each other’s health and safety will remain important.

Thanks Kym Dillon!

Thank you to Kym Dillon for all of the work and music lovingly put into starting and building this community and for the support and wishing us well now. Kym remains well loved by all (she’s a tough act to follow!) and I look forward to the times the broader WOV community gathers and we get to sing all together.

I am excited to meet you all, get to know this community and help it to grow into this next phase.

Regards,
Steph Payne”

We’re so delighted to have Altona Meadows singing together once more after such a long hiatus. We hope you can make it down for a sing. Tell your friends!

Altona Meadows Sing for Good Entry

Hey everyone check out the Altona Meadows Sing for Good entry.

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…

That’s Amore!

Altona Meadows Primary School and With One Voice Altona Meadows Singing Together in Harmony

 

Last week Benetas St George’s hosted An Afternoon of Dean Martin, a collaboration of students from Altona Meadows Primary School and the members of With One Voice Altona Meadows.

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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.

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Age proved no boundary, as the two groups delivered a stellar performance to a jubilant crowd at Benetas St George’s on Wednesday.

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Click below to see some footage of the event:

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Many thanks to Altona Meadows Primary School, and Benetas for hosting. We look forward to more songs and laughter from Altona Meadows!

All are welcome, join With One Voice today.

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Rehearsal details:

When: Thursdays, 2:00pm til 3:30pm

Where: Altona Meadows Community Centre, 28-36 Trafalgar Ave, Altona Meadows

Conducted by: Steph Payne

Contact With One Voice HQ for more information:

03 8679 6088

withonevoice@creativityaustralia.org.au

WOV Altona Meadows operate under a Covid-safe Plan and follow all Victorian Health requirements

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