The Welcome Choir

Thursday 25 April 2024 to Thursday 27 June 2024 (MONTHLY event)

Overview

Think Karaoke in a bar singing shoulder to shoulder with friends new and old, a drop-in choir with no auditions and no need to read music as it is taught by ear. Each gathering will be a brand-new…

Think Karaoke in a bar singing shoulder to shoulder with friends new and old, a drop-in choir with no auditions and no need to read music as it is taught by ear. Each gathering will be a brand-new song.

The Welcome Choir is an open, safe, friendly, all-genders, all-ages singing group of all singing abilities. Coming to The Welcome Choir is a great way to make new friends, express yourself authentically and step out of your comfort zone. Focused on having a joyful and uplifting experience singing pop songs from many decades of great music together in beautiful harmony.

At the start of each session, we will be led through a fun vocal warm-up helping us to control our voices by the talented and experienced choirmaster, Bek Jensen.

Welcome Choir began in 2016 as a Not-for-Profit organisation in the heart of Newtown, Sydney at the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre. Starting with 20 participants that met once a week, this number grew quickly and within a year, moved to a bigger venue.

Now in 2023 just off the back of its Sydney Fringe Festival season, Bek has taken up the reigns at home on the Coast to continue the enormous legacy as a social enterprise with a  monthly residency.

Allows a person's carer free entry into participating venues and events

Actively welcomes people with access needs.

Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)

Employ people with disability

Have a wheelchair accessible toilet / shower and change room

Have accessible seating areas in theatrette

Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked

Have grab rails in the bathroom

Offer a range of contact methods for receiving complaints

Offer multiple options for booking - web, email, phone

Provide seating in common areas including reception area