Local community members, Bekky Hoge and Cara Roberts have been chatting with Jody Blackburn (Hinterland Development Worker from Caloundra Community Centre) about the need for opportunities for people to come together and experience the joy of singing.
They approached Brian Martin who runs the successful community choir, Joy of Singing Maleny and he has agreed to host a community choir in Landsborough.
Bekky said we are so lucky as Brian brings decades of music experience, and equally importantly, he shares our passion for bringing people together and connecting with our voices, our community and nature.
“Joy of Singing Landsborough is a little bit different to typical choirs as it’s being held outdoors,” Bekky said.
“With covid restrictions being part of our lives now, hosting the choir in nature will allow sessions to go ahead at times when masks are required indoors, but not outside.”
Cara said the land and wildlife at Rocky Creek Scout Camp are beautiful and this space was very important to the traditional owners, the Gubbi Gubbi people, so that makes it even more special to gather there to sing.
Joy of Singing Landsborough is ideal for anyone who would like to spend time in nature and sing with others.
Brian said you don’t need to be able to read music or have any technical music knowledge or training.
“You just need to be open to connecting and willing to give it a go – it’s a lot of fun,” Brian said.
If you are concerned that your singing voice isn’t ‘good enough’, Brian reckons he’s never found a voice he couldn’t work with.
“Many of us have been told not to sing or that we can’t sing and that disconnects us from our voice. I help people to connect with their voice.”
If you’d like to come and find harmony in the heart of nature, please join us.
Starting Date: Friday, October, 22
When: Friday mornings 9.30am -11am (arrive at 9.15am for 9.30am start)
Where: Rocky Creek Scout Camp – 3246 Old Gympie Rd, Landsborough, drive in the gate and park then register and follow directions to ‘Nature’s Amphitheatre’.
Who is it for: Anyone who wants to experience the joy of singing
What to Bring: Water, a hat, a chair if required.
Enquiries: Brian Martin 0405 524 600 or Bekky Hoge 0431 617 533
Main image: Brian Martin performing with Mouth Orchestra