National choral get-together hits right note
Singing aficionados from across the nation travelled to Bunbury on Monday night to raise the roof of the Bunbury City Band Room with song.
The celebration was an extension of Sing Australia’s annual national gathering, which was this year held in Perth, with many members opting to continue their journey with a week-long tour of the South West.
Bunbury was the first stop, with the 30 tourers from the east coast, led by national director Colin Slater, joining 29 local club members and a handful of singers who travelled up from Busselton.
Sing Australia Bunbury treasurer Sue Deane said many of the members were not able to afford to travel to gatherings around the country and were excited to be a part of the rare event.
“It was a really special evening,” Mrs Deane said. “Sing Australia is not for people who wish to be auditioned, it is just for people to sing and enjoy themselves.”
Mrs Deane said no qualification was required, except an eagerness to sing.
“It is really good for your health, your emotional state and to meet like-minded people,” she said.
“The founder Colin Slater is quite passionate about singing being a way to connect and talked about how groups like Sing Australia help to combat loneliness in people of all ages.”
Mrs Deane said new members were welcome to join by attending the Monday night meetings at 6.45pm in the band room.
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