If you’d like to participate in one of our programs, please complete our online Participant Application form. Please note, prior registration is required for all Queensland programs.
Absolutely Everybody Choir
The Choir rehearses on Friday mornings at Common Ground, South Bank, with our highly accomplished conductor and accompanist. Lunch is provided and singers are hosted by our volunteers. There is a mix of members referred by agencies and a number of community members, who will provide some diversity to the group and bring their love of singing to share.
The Choir sings a wide range of musical and vocal styles from current pop and rock to gospel, classical and music theatre. The arrangements are often in 3-4 part harmony, with a strong emphasis on building vocal range and technique along with performance confidence and skills.
The rehearsals are great fun and a wonderful way to make likeminded new friends, with opportunities to perform regularly publicly.
‘I am looking forward to seeing you on Friday. I just want to let you know that I feel right at home with the choir – it is the best choir I can be a part of. I am so very happy.’ – Choir participant
‘I have never seen my client so animated and show such enjoyment – it makes me cry with happiness to see the change in her because of this first rehearsal with the choir. Thank you so much.’ – Support Worker
Rhythm of Life
Music Theatre workshops include movement, acting and singing – so participants can learn new skills or wow us with the talents you already have. Rehearsals are fun and interactive and are held at Common Ground, South Bank on a Friday afternoon.
‘One little thing I learnt at Music Theatre last week, was worth a week’s worth of therapy.’ – Music Theatre participant
Word on the Street
In 2017, Creative Writing workshops will be held on Tuesday afternoons at the State Library of Queensland. Word on the Street is a creative writing course that will help you find your voice on the page. Nothing will be left blank as we cover poetry, letters, short form writing, spoken word, and storytelling. This is your chance to tell your story your way or let loose with a pen and your wildest imagination. This program is supported by the State Library of Queensland.
‘Word on the Street is one thing that I really look forward to each week. My support worker has noticed a massive shift in my behaviour and is very happy to see me engaging in something positive.‘ – Word on the Street participant.
StreetBeat is percussion with a difference. StreetBeat welcomes anyone who likes to make music, in particular percussion. Using buckets, bowls, cups and anything else we can find, we’ll have plenty of instruments for all attending.
Suited to all ages and abilities, the workshops will provide self-expression, participation and teamwork, whilst helping to develop coordination and focus.
Held on Wednesday mornings in South Brisbane, these workshops will be hosted by our talented program leader and participants will find their own inner rhythm and share in the joy of making music in a friendly and supportive environment.
‘It’s harder than it looks… and that’s a good thing!’ – StreetBeat participant