Circle of Song
All ages-All Abilites choir
Group singing has long been shown to boost mental health by relieving stress and feelings of isolation, as well as increasing self-esteem, and counteracting the decline of cognitive function amongst seniors.
There are also well-documented studies on its therapeutic benefits for individuals with learning disabilities, as well as creating social awareness and acceptance amongst the wider community.
Rehearsals are held on Monday mornings, at 9:30am
In April 2019, local musician, choir director and vocal teacher Jennifer Bee received funding to start an all-abilities choir in the Pioneer Valley through Round 2 of Mackay City Council Regional Arts Development Funding (RADF) grants.
In July 2019, Circle of Song became a subsidiary of The Valley Theatrical Players, who hosted the first round of rehearsals in the Pinnacle Playhouse.
Jennifer's goal is to use singing to bring community and empowerment to people who can experience disadvantage and loneliness through their circumstances, and continue reinvigorating the Performing Arts culture in the region.
By opening membership to all ages and abilities, Jennifer hopes to forge an empathetic and intergenerational culture of learning and acceptance.