Peace Choir

Peaceful Night posterPeaceful Night, 10 December

It will be a “Peaceful Night” again on

Wednesday 10 December this year, 7pm to 8.30pm at the Uniting Church Hall in Lyttleton Street

The participating choirs and special guests this year will be

Penny Larkins & Carl Pannuzzo

The Chat-Warblers

Maine Song

The Blenders



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.

When: The choir gathers to prepare for performances at upcoming events. Generally, the choir meets at 5.30pm on Wednesdays. If you are interested in joining the choir, contact the Community House for the dates of the next sessions.

Venue: Castlemaine Community House, 65 Templeton Street, Castlemaine 3450

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

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.