Jenny Leong MP has recognised the diverse and inspiring One Voice Redfern Choir which is made up of over 40 members from Redfern, Waterloo and surrounds.
"I draw the attention of this parliament to the One Voice Redfern Choir which has over 40 members from across Redfern and the broader community. The choir members are a diverse and incredibly inspiring group of people – including local public housing tenants, people's family members, and passionate singers from our community in Redfern, Waterloo and surrounding suburbs. It was wonderful to attend the formal launch of the choir on 29 July 2019 where choir members including Laura Sabatino, Mindayla Read, Annette and Sasha spoke about the benefits the choir has had to their mental health and feeling part of their community. The choir sang several songs at the launch – and we all joined in – and a special shout out to Evelyn, Owen, Andrew, Derek, Laura and Wayne.
The choir is inclusive and welcoming – making community connections through singing. The choir was established by Redlink and Creativity Australia and meets every week for choir practice and supper. Special thanks to Musical director, Mary Kiani, Robin Miles; Choir Coordinator, Shane Brown from Sydney Local Health District, the City of Sydney, Counterpoint Community Services and Margaret Mcrae from Redlink for their support in making this happen."