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Under Construction – 10 years of Singing! Anniversary Concert
Saturday 22 September, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm$15 – $20
Under Construction – Newcastle’s Mental Health and wellbeing community choir invites you to share in celebrating 10 years of singing. The choir will present a wide range of musical styles and will be joined by the ‘Song Crew’ from Julie Logan Music.
Tickets at the Door (includes afternoon tea): $20 Adult / $15 Conc. / $5 Child / $40 Family
The name of the choir “Under Construction” came about when we were on our way to our first concert and we were held up by road works and there was a sign nearby that read, Under Construction, and we said that’s us – we’re ‘under construction’ as a choir and in our lives. Under Construction Mental Health and Wellbeing Community Choir was formed in 2008.
The choir aims to create a socially inclusive program that aims to unlock creative potential through singing. The program aims to develop positive connections, enhanced health, wellbeing, self-esteem and confidence in a fun, engaging and non-threatening environment. All you need is a willingness to participate and have a go and no previous experience is required. Vocal skills, posture and presentation are a focus, as is the development of general musicianship.
The choir sings a wide range of styles from simple rounds, popular, classical and world music. We perform regularly at concerts, conferences, festivals, hospitals and special events. As one member of the choir said: “Music has such an extraordinary capacity to take us out of our heads and into the realm of the spiritual. When I sing I am mindful of only the music thus giving a welcome break from my head. I feel, I love, I experience. It is not only the music with singing in the choir, though, but it is also the very real relationships with others that singing in the choir provides. The opportunity to make friends, laugh and celebrate birthdays with the others. One of the most healing tender self-caring things I have ever done in my life.”
From another choir member: “Through many choir performances I have become more confident and have learnt many new skills. But mostly it has been the experience of having so much fun and laughter with a great group of people whom I now socialise with regularly.”
We believe in building resilience through commitment and the meeting of goals. We create an optimistic community for our members through movement, singing, musicianship and friendship. We are vibrant, and colourful! We celebrate life! We believe in the healing power of laughter.