Peace Choir

Peace Choir in Mostyn Street, 2015

Jane Thompson leads the Peace Choir singing in Mostyn Street during the Castlemaine State Festival 2015. Photo: Frank Forster

 

The Peace Choir will meet on Wednesday 15 July, Wednesday 22 July, Wednesday 29 July, Wednesday 5 August.

Venue: Uniting Church Hall. Lyttleton St and Kennedy St Castlemaine. Enter next to art gallery.

As usual, nibbles will be from 5 30, singing from 6 till 7.

What is the 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.

 

A couple of people have made a suggestion that we all bring a favorite song and the choir share in this (a bit like singing round the camp fire) it’s not a bad idea and we won’t get into bad habits with our choir songs. Please let anyone interested (but not on the mailing list) know.

Cost: It is free to be a member of this choir.

If you would like to know more about the Peace Choir, please contact the Community House on 5472 4842, or email reception@cch.org.au

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

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