Huge choir finds har­mony

North Coast Weekender - - News -

FOUR thou­sand chil­dren singing their hearts out and watched by 8000 proud par­ents, grand­par­ents and sup­port­ers, was the big act in town last week at Perth Arena.

The One Big Voice Choir is made up of 80 WA metropoli­tan and coun­try pri­mary school choirs, who come to­gether once a year for a spec­tac­u­lar per­for­mance in Perth.

Orig­i­nally known as the West­coast Songfest, the choir’s first per­for­mance in 2000, in­volved just six lo­cal schools and 450 stu­dents.

Mu­si­cal di­rec­tor Donna Mar­wick O’Brien said the choir con­tin­ued to ex­pand each year and was ded­i­cated to its mis­sion to have as many chil­dren as pos­si­ble singing pos­i­tive and life-af­firm­ing songs. “We also en­cour­age young peo­ple who are no longer in pri­mary school to con­tinue to en­joy mu­sic and song and show­case their skills by per­form­ing in our pre-con­cert Young Tal­ent sec­tion,” she said.

The One Big Voice chil­dren’s choir per­form­ing at Perth Arena.

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