Happy Chorus, Happy Life!

Happy Chorus, Happy Life!
Type of post: Chorus news item
Posted By: Wendy Franklin
Status: Current
Date Posted: Tue, 29 Dec 2020


Creating a happy chorus takes commitment. Yes, commitment on the part of the musical director, assistant directors, music team and management committee, but also commitment on the part of each individual singer.

In 2020, our happy bunch said goodbye to three of the most dedicated singers of the last 25 years. Between them, Pauline, Lyn and Jan had clocked up 79 years of singing with Perth Harmony. They are sorely missed on the risers and we know they miss us, and the role the chorus played in their lives, too.

Singing with a group like Perth Harmony is known to provide a number of positive mental health outcomes, such as decreasing stress, depression and anxiety. It makes the chorus a natural fit to support Mentally Healthy WA, and to promote its Act-Belong-Commit campaign, which has helped 1.3 million Western Australians become more open about mental health.

Through singing and performing, Perth Harmony aims to build musical excellence, promote community and enhance wellbeing. Each week, around 80 women from across Perth meet to rehearse. Drawn from all walks of life, and ranging in age from their late teens to mid-70s, most have no formal musical background - just a love of singing and a willingness to learn.

Find out more about Act-Belong-Commit.

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