Peace Choir

The Peace Choir was formed to address issues of social isolation, provide support and enable interaction and skill development for individuals with mental health, intellectual or physical disabilities.  Taking inspiration from the Choir of Hard Knocks, the aim is to encourage social interaction and to enable a meaningful experience of expression through music and song. Members of the Choir include workers, family, carers and friends of the target group. This brings a rich experience of community and integration into the group. The Peace Choir was started in 2008 through a partnership formed with Castlemaine Community House, The Angel Fund, St Luke’s, the Uniting Church, Windarring and Maine Connection.The group meets to sing and share food, and performs regularly at events in the Mount Alexander shire. James Rigby and Jane Thompson from Making Music lead the singing.

Wednesdays 5.30pm. Free

Venue: Castlemaine Community House, 65 Templeton Street, Castlemaine

If you would like to know more about the Peace Choir, please contact the Community House on 5472 4842, or email

The Peace Choir rehearsing

Jane Thompson conducts the Peace Choir (photo courtesy of Maldon Community Bank)

Peace Choir performing: Castlemaine State Festival 2011


The Peace Choir


Sponsors for Peaceful Night“Peaceful Night”

We joined other choirs on 6 December 2013 for a Peaceful Night concert. Proceeds went to Philippine Relief (Oxfam)

We heard Maine Song, Choice Voices, The Blenders, The Blendettes, The Castlemaine Singers, Tahnee and Maria.