Born To Sing 1000 – Thousand Voice Choir + More At Perth Concert Hall, 11 June 2023

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Perth Concert Hall will play host to a very special event on Sunday 11 June 2023 from 5pm to 7.30pm when a 1000-voice choir and many others take over the venue for one evening only.

The Born To Sing 1000 event features:

– a 1000 voice choir encompassing several local and WA choirs plus many individuals in four-part harmonies
– 250 ukulele players
– seven-piece jazz band featuring Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts graduates
Perth Highland Pipe Band
– a few extra surprises some of which not even the choir knows about yet.

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At the time of publishing this short article, about 80% of the tickets have been sold, and the rest will go quickly. So if you want to experience this amazing live event, go to: immediately if not sooner.

The concert runs from 5pm to 7.30pm with a 25-minute interval at 6pm. Food and beverages will be available.

Some funds raised through ticket prices will go to the Fiona Stanley Hospital Cancer Clinical Trials Fund.

Overheard Productions is a proud sponsor of Born To Sing 1000 – 2023.

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Born To Sing is the brain child of choral director and feature film producer Martin Meader. Martin provided this information for an article in Trad and Now magazine in April 2023:

Imagine the sound of a thousand voices joining together in perfect harmony, their voices rising and falling in a beautiful symphony of sound. This is the power of a thousand voice choir, a stunning display of musical talent and passion.

The sheer size of a thousand voice choir is awe-inspiring, and the impact of their collective voices can move and uplift even the most stoic of audiences. The sound reverberates throughout the entire space, enveloping the audience in a sea of pure, soulful music.

Whether performing classical pieces, gospel hymns, or contemporary pop hits, a thousand voice choir is a celebration of the power of music and the human voice. It is an experience that leaves an indelible mark on those lucky enough to witness it, and a true testament to the beauty of the human spirit.

In June 2023, the Perth-based Born To Sing choirs will perform an uplifting concert at the Perth Concert Hall. The choir for this concert will be conducted by Martin Meader and made up of 1,000 community voices supported by a 250-piece Ukulele Orchestra.

Over 1000 people have signed up for the choir and rehearsals begin in May 2023. Most importantly, a portion of our profits will go to Fiona Stanley Hospital to help the Cancer Clinical Trials department.

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Martin Meader is a writer of children’s fiction, a feature film producer and choral director. In 1997, Martin Meader co-wrote and Co-Executive Produced Paradise Road, a $25.6 million Fox Searchlight feature, which starred Glenn Close and Cate Blanchett. Martin is also the musical director of the 200-voice Born to Sing Choirs in Perth. Since 2000, Martin has facilitated capacity building, team-building singing workshops in Australia, Singapore, the U.K., Indonesia, Canada and U.S.A.

From 2014-2015, Martin was the musical director for teaching a choir that was part of the $7 million Western Desert Kidney Health Project, an initiative that aimed to reduce disease and diabetes by 20% over three years in 10 Aboriginal Goldfields communities.

“Singing has also been shown to improve our sense of happiness and wellbeing. Research has found, for example, that people feel more positive after actively singing than they do after passively listening to music or after chatting about positive life events.”
– Jacques Launay, Postdoctoral Researcher in Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford.

“In singing, everyone can participate. Music has the power to touch people in a way that words never can. Whether it is by listening to those who sing, or by joining in song together, it has the power to stir the emotions, to speak to a lover, to praise God, to raise courage, to inspire hope, to console. Through music, we keep hope alive.”
– Archbishop Desmond Tutu 25th September 1992, from ‘Sing Freedom’

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