Rockingham choir to put on show

Pierra WillixSound Telegraph
Born to Sing will perform in Rockingham as part of Fringe World in February.
Camera IconBorn to Sing will perform in Rockingham as part of Fringe World in February. Credit: Supplied.

After performing three sold-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last August, a local choir will be hoping crowds can sing their praises with a Fringe World-supported show in Rockingham.

The Born to Sing Choir’s show Happy to Be is a musical feast, with tunes in the show spanning three decades — from the 1960s to the 1980s, including old favourites such as Africa, Bohemian Rhapsody, I Still Call Australia Home, You Raise Me Up, All You Need Is Love, Unchained Melody and Fly Me To The Moon, with plenty of audience participation also included.

Since its inception in 2008, Born to Sing has raised more than $220,000 to donate to various charitable causes. Part proceeds of this concert will go towards buying beds so relatives of patients in palliative care can sleep over in comfort at the hospital with their loved one.

Money raised will also help buy piano keyboards for two palliative care hospices so patients, relatives and staff can enjoy the soothing power of music.

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The choir performs each year at the Perth Fringe Festival, for the Australian Army Nurses, Guildford Songfest, Dunsborough Songfest and have also performed in Carols By Candlelight.

The show is a one-off for Rockingham. Choir leader Martin Meader said the show would be a great chance to see a local choir that had performed in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and that was set to perform at next year’s Tokyo Olympics.

Happy to Be will be held from 7.30pm to 9pm on February 9 at the St Nicholas Church hall on Council Avenue.

Tickets are $25 and refreshments will be provided.

To purchase go to https://goo.gl/FwyioT.

For more information, contact Martin Meader on 0433 653 219.

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