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OR­GAN­IS­ERS be­hind a global singing event say they hope to have com­mu­nity sing-alongs in 20 coun­tries on Oc­to­ber 21, with one to be held lo­cally.

World Singing Day has been held an­nu­ally since 2012, with its founders aim­ing to tran­scend re­li­gious and po­lit­i­cal dif­fer­ences and use mu­sic as the cat­a­lyst for world peace.

Brent­wood’s Blue Gum Com­mu­nity Cen­tre will be a lo­cal gath­er­ing point for peo­ple keen to belt out an hour of tunes on Oc­to­ber 21.

Perth co-or­di­na­tor Sue Ross – founder and direc­tor of Choirs4kids (which has a branch in Bal­divis) and VividVoices (which has a Bal­divis branch) – said the goal was to fill the cen­tre with songs.

“It’s a good way for peo­ple to have fun and to re­alise that we’re not all dif­fer­ent and have a lot things in com­mon,” she said.

Founder Scott John­son said the aim was to have com­mu­nity sing-alongs in 20 coun­tries.

“Imag­ine a world­wide event that takes place each year where mil­lions of peo­ple from ev­ery coun­try gather in their com­mu­ni­ties and sing to­gether to con­nect and cel­e­brate our com­mon hu­man­ity,” he said.

“It just might cre­ate a wave of good­will that could be felt around the globe.”

Men at Work’s Land Down Un­der, Twist and Shout by The Bea­tles and Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop the Feel­ing will be on the playlist.

En­try will be a gold coin with do­na­tions going to the Aus­tralian Chil­dren’s Mu­sic Foun­da­tion. For more, visit­ets38043490103.­mu­ni­ d474361

Pic­ture: Marie Nirme

Choir Direc­tor Sue Ross (cen­tre) with the group Vivid Voices are look­ing for­ward to World Singing Day.

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