SINGING is not only a passion for Angelika Durczak-Anyikwa but rather the only thing that could inspire her to speak.
Born in 2007, the Manning resident was non-verbal until the age of four when her mother Marta Durczak was advised by a therapist to try singing everything to her.
“We couldn’t get through to her and she would only squeal and scream in response,” Mrs Durczak said.
“One therapist suggested we start playing her music and within four months she was talking.
“Since then singing has been her passion and her domain.”
Now seven years on, Angelika is the youngest member of the Australian Girls Choir (AGC) set to perform a National Tour next month.
Como resident Georgia Stewart will also join the touring troupe, having been a chorister in the AGC for six years.
“I love the choir because of the friendships I have made; it is just fun,” Georgia said.
“This is my first tour; I am nervous and excited, especially for the performances at the Australian War Memorial and Parliament House.”
Other tour highlights will include performances at the Australian Maritime Museum and the Blue Mountains Theatre.