Over 180 of Open Door Singers and Creativity Australia’s With One Voice choir participants were hidden amongst the audience for the Opening of TEDx Melbourne 2016. Little by little they joined in until the whole group was singing the inspirational African gospel song, Freedom is Coming. Conductor Shaun Islip and Founder of Creativity Australia Tania de Jong then taught the audience of 1500 people the song and everyone joined in. Please see, share and donate to this entry and to the TEDxMelbourne audience and With One Voice choirs – Freedom is Coming Sing for Good entry as well.
Creativity Australia’s With One Voice program operates in many locations. The inclusive community choirs unite people aged 9 to 90, from all faiths and all walks of life: migrants, people with disabilities, job seekers, executives, seniors, students, refugees, asylum seekers and more.
Why we sing
With One Voice choirs are led by professional conductors and meet weekly, followed by supper. View choir locations. Through the Wish List, participants grant one another wishes big and small: such as free music lessons, language and computer tuition,assistance with resumes, mentors and jobs. The choirs help people connect to whatever they need in life: friends, mentors, wellbeing, self-esteem, networks, skills and employment. Over 2500 wishes have been granted so far! Please be inspired by a short 3 minute video
Neuroscience proves singing makes people happier, healthier, smarter and more creative. Through uniting more and more communities in song, Creativity Australia aims to create positive outcomes for people experiencing mental illness, disability, disadvantage, unemployment or homelessness. Please be inspired by Creativity Australia’s Founder Tania de Jong’s TEDTalk on ‘how singing together changes the brain’.
Donations raised through Sing for Good help people in need through Creativity Australia's inclusive With One Voice choir program. As we're a charity, all donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your generous support.