The Narooma Community Choir and Narooma Public School Choir joined forces on Wednesday morning to sing a song against domestic violence.
The choirs sang the song “You’re the Voice” together as their contribution to the Queensland Music Festival’s Turn the Tide on Domestic Violence – Join the Sea of Voices Project.
“I’m delighted with the way they all sang and I think they sang beautifully,” said performance organiser Lynda Ord of the Narooma Community Choir.
The performance at the school hall was filmed by local videographer Trish Rose to be sent up to the festival.
Mrs Ord said she wanted to contribute to the project by recording the joint performance and sending it to Queensland for inclusion on the festival’s social media platforms.
The “You’re the Voice”choral project is bringing together thousands of people from school, community and professional choirs to sing united against domestic violence.
It will all culminate on Saturday, July 29 with 2500 singers performing John Farnham’s song at South Bank, Queensland.
Writing to the project organisers, Mrs Ord said; “We were inspired to take part because our community has always shown strong support for the campaign against domestic violence and, as choir members, we all know the power of music and singing to bring people together and to support those who are suffering in any way.
“Even though we can’t be with you in Queensland, we are excited to be part of such a wonderful initiative and to lend our voices to such an important cause.
“‘You’re the Voice’ reminds us that we can all make a difference if we stand together and the time is now to make that difference.
“Wishing you all the best for 29 July. Your friends in singing from Narooma!”
Mrs Ord thanked Narooma Public School principal Paul Sweeney and his music staff Ms Garcia and Mrs June for letting the students join the performance. She also thanked the community choir members and trumpeter Ashley Stanley.
Narooma Public School welcomed the opportunity for the children to sing with the community choir, as they do on ANZAC Day and at Christmas, she said.
“We will have more opportunities in the future to sing with the children,” she said.
You’re the Voice choral project
You’re The Voice is a pioneering choral project, encouraging Australians to unite their voices and turn the tide on domestic violence.
The project will bring together thousands of singers from community, school and professional choirs as well as individuals from across the country to join forces in a monumental musical event which will culminate in a moving mass rendition of John Farnham’s powerful anthem.
On Saturday , July 29, there will be pop-up choirs throughout the day at South Bank Parklands in Brisbane. The You’re The Voice finale concert will commence at 5pm when more than 2,500 choralists, led by choral director Dr Jonathon Welch AM, will sing for change alongside Queensland Music Festival artistic director Katie Noonan, Kate Ceberano, Isaiah, and other star talent in the South Bank Piazza.
The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO will be the patron of the event. To help raise awareness, Queensland Music Festival is working closely with the Allison Baden-Clay Foundation and board member and Allison’s sister, Vanessa Fowler, Rosie Batty and the Luke Batty Foundation, and DVConnect. Click here for more