JUST REWARDS FOR WORKING VOICES
FROM refugees to the environment, Working Voices Choir members sing about issues close to their hearts.
Among its members are Victoria Park residents Stephen and Susan Hastings, who have been involved in unions during their working lives.
Mr Hastings joined in 2005 after being brought along by a friend.
“I’ve been interested in singing for most of my adult life and I knew the then conductor Bernard Carney, who is a wellknown folk singer,” he said.
“For me, the social justice aspect and the singing were important.”
Fellow member and Victoria Park resident Cherry Ray said the group sang at May Day celebrations, picket lines and demonstrations.
On May 13, Working Voices Choir musical director Dr Raelene Bruinsma will lead a workshop at the Warren Lake Hall on Teakwood Avenur in Woodlands from 10am to 4pm.
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Susan and Stephen Hastings and Cherry Ray.