PERTH Concert Hall will host the Sing For Health Concert’s 200-strong choir on May 20.
The concert is being presented by the Spirit of the Streets Choir as part of the inaugural Sing for Health week, which runs from May 16-22.
Spirit of the Streets Choir musical director Bernard Carney said it would be “an inspiring evening of song and story”.
“This will be a special choir event with over 200 singers on stage for the finale, all celebrating their differences by uniting in song, and underlining the sing for health message,” he said.
The finale concert will be filmed live by WTV in the making of a documentary showing the health benefits of singing.
Singers for the massed choir production are drawn from a cross section of the community and are members of groups and choirs throughout Perth who sing together each week for their own health and well-being.
The Starlight Hotel Choir, Parkinsong, Harry’s Anonymous and St John of God Community Choir will join the Spirit of the Streets Choir with guest appearances from Madjitil Moorna, The Real Sing and GALS WA.
Cindy Truelove’s involvement with the Spirit of the Streets Choir (SOS) led her to establish Harry’s Anonymous to help others lead a drug and alcohol-free lifestyle.
“I came into SOS from rehab,” she said.
“When I left rehab, I had nothing; my lifestyle was the people I used with. I really didn’t have any direction in life.”
The St John of God Community Choir is also directed by Bernard Carney and started after collaboration with the SOS to present Christmas concerts at St John of God Hospitals.
St John of God, Art and Health coordinator, Deborah Pearson said the choir draws members from the staff at the Mt Lawley, Murdoch and Subiaco hospitals, as well as their Pathology and Group Services.
“We have singers who are nurses, phlebotomists, lawyers, pastoral service practitioners, pharmacists, managers and administrators. There are also a growing number of members from the community,” she said.
WHAT: Act Belong Commit Sing for Health Concert
WHERE: Perth Concert Hall
WHEN: 7.30pm Friday 20th May
TICKET: Available from Perth Concert Hall or Ticketmaster