Geelong’s With One Voice choir will showcase their community singing talents alongside world renowned artist Eddi Reader at the Karingal Appeal Launch concert.
With Once Voice Geelong was established five years ago and has more than 60 members from all walks of life.
With One Voice founder Tania de Jong said the choir empowered individuals to form strong communities that are better placed to solve society’s biggest challenges.
“Community singing empowers voices that have been silenced, unleashes creative potential, and that’s just the start,” she said.
The Karingal Appeal Launch concert, hosted by ABC radio’s Hillary Harper, kicks off Karingal’s 18 month appeal to raise $2 million to help build the region’s first fully inclusive community centre in East Geelong.
The Eastern Geelong Community Centre will be a state-of-the-art environmentally sustainable centre providing community, recreational, social, cultural, economic and health benefits.
The centre will welcome all members of the community, with or without a disability, while championing Karingal’s mission to enrich people’s lives through support, advocacy, partnership and choice.
Karingal Chief Executive Officer Daryl Starkey said the With One Voice Geelong choir was an important community initiative and a fitting addition to the concert.
“The With One Voice Geelong choir really embody the essence of inclusion which is at the heart of the new Eastern Geelong Community Centre,” said Mr Starkey.
The Karingal Appeal Launch concert is on Wednesday 25 June at Deakin University’s Costa Hall. Tickets are still available by calling 5225 1200 or visiting www.gpac.org.au.