Five new With One Voice community choirs will hit the high notes around Australia thanks to seed funding from Creativity Australia.
The new choirs are in Kyneton and Ballarat Victoria; Redfern NSW; St Helens Tasmania; and Perth WA.
They will bring to 22 the number of With One Voice choirs nationally, and the organisation plans to add another 10 by the end of the year.
Creativity Australia’s With One Voice movement brings together people from all faiths, cultures, ages, abilities, backgrounds and socio-economic situations. It has choirs located across Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra and regional Victoria, with over 600 choir members ranging in age from nine to 90 years old.
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 whereby choir members request, and grant wishes, to one another.
Wishes can be anything a choir member needs or has to offer, such as a free music lesson, assistance with learning a new language, writing a CV, finding a job, help with moving, or computer tuition. To date over 3000 wishes have been granted through the choirs.
To find the choir nearest you, click here.