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Did you know that singing changes your brain?

You’re invited to experience the joy, freedom and inspiration of song at your local With One Voice Greater Dandenong choir!

  • no auditions and no singing experience needed
  • all ages, faiths, cultures and backgrounds welcome
  • participation by tax-deductible donation

Through singing, supper and The Wish List, we build supportive communities better-placed to face challenges like mental illness, social isolation, cultural tension and unemployment.

  • weekly rehearsals + supper
  • professional conductors
  • amazing performances

With One Voice Greater Dandenong welcomes people of all ages, faiths, cultures and backgrounds to join in our rehearsals each week. We are a diverse and friendly bunch and love to get together and sing our hearts out. We perform regularly in the community and the word getting around about how great we are! We are always on the hunt for new members, so please come along and try it out. You don’t have to be a good singer, just willing to have a go!

“I would like to thank the With One Voice choir for singing at our Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony this year.  Their energy was infectious and their voices encouraged everyone else to sing with equal enthusiasm.
I can honestly say their music of many cultures in the most diverse city in Australia made everyone smile!” Mayor Roz Blades AM, City of Greater Dandenong Jan 2019

“The choir brought an element of absolute pure joy and enjoyment to the event. The songs they chose to sing were perfect and you really felt like you wanted to join in and sing along with them. Part of our message on the day was about doing things in life that connect you to other people, tap into your creative side and also to find something you are passionate about doing – the choir encapsulated all of this and everyone felt uplifted and inspired. The thing I loved the most was the kazoo that was used in the most opportune places and everyone loved it and had a laugh. I had numerous people say how much they enjoyed the performance and also interest in With One Voice as a concept.” Nic Linford, White Lady Funerals July 2019

 

Join now! No singing experience necessary, everyone is welcome.

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.

We’re a charity recognized as one of the nations top social innovations. Our inclusive choirs unite communities and improve wellbeing in Australia and globally.

 

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WOV Greater Dandenong 2020/21

Even though 2020 was a steep mountain to climb, in so many ways it was a wonderful
opportunity to experience music in new and unusual ways and learn more about each other
in the process.

Despite not being able to gather in rooms and share singing, supper and a cuppa we
gathered online via the magic of the WOV Facebook Livestream and the singers of Greater
Dandenong became the crooners of their respective lounges and Zoom rooms. We learned
how to chat online, made copious newsletters – sharing online events, photos and our
favourite Youtube videos and kept in touch with less tech-enabled members by good
old telephone calls and real live voice chat! We shared what we were having for dinner,
favourite recipes, tales of lockdown walks and craft projects, bad jokes, good company, a
lot of laughter and a few tears.

Importantly, we stayed connected and safe so that as soon as we were able to meet in
a room again we could. Very special thanks to Sue and Mandy, our dedicated volunteers
who coached many nervous singers through their first online adventures and made, mmm…
roughly a gazillion phone calls between them!

Choir updates

Greater Dandenong Sing for Good Entry

Hey everyone check out the Greater Dandenong Sing for Good entry.

We are a group – no – a family of people from diverse backgrounds who get together to celebrate the healing and unifying power of song. We like to share a song, a story and a laugh each week and we know how important these connections are to each one of us and we want the same opportunities to be available for everyone.

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.

 

Choir updates archive »

Rehearsal details

When: Wednesdays 5.15pm – 6.45pm

Where:
Paddy O’Donoghue Centre, 18-34 Buckley Street, Noble Park

Please email withonevoice@creativityaustralia.org.au for more information.

Conducted by Nicki Johnson

Follow Greater Dandenong’s facebook page here

Supporters include: The  City of Greater Dandenong and Gandel Philanthropy.

WOV Greater Dandenong operate under a Covid-safe Plan and follow all Victorian Health requirements

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