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. Membership of the Peace Choir also includes the participation of workers, health practitioners, friends and carers. 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 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, 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.
If you would like to know more about the Peace Choir, please contact Jacinta Walsh at the Community House: email@example.com. (5472 4842)
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.