Studies show singing with a group helps keep people happy with raised physical and mental health so, thinking about about joining your local choir could assist a happier life.
With Raised Voices no music skills or auditions are necessary – simply a desire to enjoy singing in a group.
Raised Voices is an a capella community choir that meet at Tomerong Hall every Tuesday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.
They have been active in the local area for many years, taking part in different choral events.
Recent highlights for the choir included hosting the African Children's Choir, performing with success multiple times in the Shoalhaven Eisteddfod and participating in the Wollongong Choir-tly Loud Festival.
They also perform locally at the Tomerong markets, See Change Festival and One Voice Shoalhaven and sometimes sing just because they love it.
Their current musical director is Olivia Corish, a voice and piano teacher educated both in Canberra and Germany.
Olivia runs her own music studio and coaches the local youth ensemble ‘Impresaria’. She has also taught several primary school choirs.
Together with Raised Voices members, Olivia has chosen a wide range of repertoire in a variety of styles from traditional folk song, well known ballads to the Beatles and more.
Their final performance for 2018 was at the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum birthday celebrations on December 8.
Rehearsals start Tuesday, February 5, with a 7.30pm start at Tomerong Hall.
A desire to enjoy singing in a group is all that’s needed and new members are welcome. If your’re interested contact Maureen 0424 100 051 or Ern 4443 3005.