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Did you know that singing changes your brain?
You’re invited to experience the joy of song at With One Voice Mackay community choir!

Established in August 2020, With One Voice Mackay are working around Covid to provide a welcoming atmosphere for everyone.

One of the most satisfying parts of our weekly rehearsals is how people feel welcome: knowing that we are all there to do the best we can, as part of a group that loves to sing and wants to support our community – never forgetting to have fun and laugh!

We are getting out in the community regularly, working with local disability groups, singing at retirement homes and respite centres, and preparing our own concerts as well! We have a mix of people who have sung for years, only sing in the shower/car or who have never sung before – all with the aim of bringing song to life; for ourselves and for the local community. It’s all about singing as a group, supporting each other and having some fun as we learn.

 

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.

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 Mackay 2020/21

With One Voice Mackay & Surrounds was set to launch in March 2020, then Covid
lockdowns halted everything. We were finally able to launch in July, supported by our local
Council and State Member of Parliament. In all, 56 members of the community attended
the launch being keen to see further growth in the local arts scene. Our first rehearsal saw
22 people in attendance and over the last eight months WOV Mackay has been evolving.
We laugh together regularly, and have established a mix of Committee Members and
Chorister Volunteers keen and able to make the choir run smoothly.

We are getting out in the community regularly; our first performance in 2020 was as part
of disability organisation Crossroad Arts City Centre touring show “Loose Ends”, followed
quickly by carolling at a local market, and also at a disability respite, All Abilities Summer
House. We have a mix of people who have sung for years, only sing in the shower/car or
who have never sung before – all with the aim of bringing song to life; for ourselves and
for the local community.

 

 

 

Choir updates

Watch this space as new updates will be posted here soon!

Rehearsal details

When: Thursdays, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Venue: CQU University Sydney
Street Campus, Building 2 Theatrette

Conducted by: Jennifer Bee

To register your interest in joining this choir, please fill out the form here.

Contact With One Voice HQ for more information:

03 8679 6088

withonevoice@creativityaustralia.org.au

No need to book..just come along!

WOV Mackay operate under a Covid-safe Plan and follow all QLD Health requirements

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