Spirits of the Street choir member Dot sings song of praise


Dot Hoareau: I think everyone should sing.
Picture: Will Russell          d468407
Dot Hoareau: I think everyone should sing. Picture: Will Russell         d468407

LANGFORD resident and Spirits of the Street choir member Dot Hoareau has praised the healing power of singing.

The Spirits of the Street are a non-for-profit choir who offer a safe haven for those who have experienced stigma, prejudice, mental illness or social exclusion in their lives. The choir mainly consists of those who are socially disadvantaged and outside the reach of mainstream communities.

To celebrate their 10th anniversary, they are holding a special concert at the Perth Concert Hall on Saturday May 6.

Mrs Hoareau discovered the choir after watching an “uplifting experience” by them shortly after her father passed away. She said singing had a soothing, healthy effect on her and believed everyone should try it.

“I’m healthier when I’m singing; it gives me such a fulfilment and makes all my dreams come true.

“I think everyone should sing for their health because it makes them feel good.”

She said the relationships fostered in the choir made it special and important to her. The Spirits of the Street’s 10th anniversary concert tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for concession, $50 for families and $20 per person for groups of more than six and are available at ticketmaster.com.au.