Local choirs united through song for World SInging Day

Members of the Circle of Friends Women’s Community Choir.
Local choirs united through song for World SInging Day
Members of the Circle of Friends Women’s Community Choir.

TWO local choirs will join forces this Saturday to take part in World Singing Day.

Ocean Reef’s Indian Blue Chorus and the Circle of Friends Women’s Community Choir, based in Joondalup and Merriwa, will perform in the piazza area at Whitford City shopping centre from 2pm.

The international event aims to have 100,000 participants take part in a “wave of singing” starting in New Zealand and going west around the world for 24 hours.

Everyone will perform We Sing as part of the event, but the language and style will vary.

Circle of Friends director Margaret Patullo said the choirs would perform the song first then invite the audience to join in for a second run.

The choirs will then perform a different song each, with the event finished within 30 minutes.

“The initiative to be involved began with a conversation between the two groups’ directors about the concept of Sing for Good,” she said.

“This is where the inspiration is to have fun, be healthy and promote creativity with music.

“Singing in a choir grows community and provides a boost to your life.”

She said some Circle of Friends members were also part of the Indian Blue Chorus so “it seemed like a great idea to bring these two groups together as one in this event”.

Indian Blue Chorus member Lyn Hull said the joint performance had been chosen to feature in an online video to promote singers taking part across the world.

American musician Scott Johnson founded World Singing Day in 2012 to connect people around the world through song.