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Plans to launch community choir in Mt Pleasant region

Plans to launch community choir in Mt Pleasant region

Mt Pleasant resident, Robyn Mitchell is encouraging people from across the region to join and have some fun in a newly established community choir.

Robyn moved to Mt Pleasant four years ago and she was keen to join a local choir.

But it was when working on the Christmas Street Party events she, and other community members, realised the need for some form of local music, particularly a choir, to be established in the town.

Rallying the support of community members, including that of choirmaster, Mr Bill Broughton who brings with him 45 years in the music industry as a trombone player, composer, conductor and producer, they are now offering the opportunity for the wider community to join.

“All communities should have some music in there, the arts are very important,” said Robyn, who is a music teacher.

“After a very small meeting seeking expressions of interest, I’ve had the pleasure of being pointed in the right direction and to meet with Bill Broughton, who will run the choir as choir master.

“We would now like to see who else is out there.”

Robyn and Bill are keen to recruit the voices as they look to take the community choir idea to the next step.

“There is no criteria… just enthusiasm, passion and a sense of community,” said Robyn.

“We intend to fulfill the need for music… let’s sing.”

Bill said music can be enjoyed more when it comes from the heart.

“We need people who want to come and enjoy. It is my job to let them know to do their best,” said Bill.

While they also seek willing people to join their five sessions in July starting from July 2 at 7 p.m. in the Mt Pleasant Soldiers’ Memorial Hall, they are also looking for a suitable name to launch the group.

“We are looking at doing three to four things a year… Christmas, ANZAC… areas when we can have different types of performance,” said Bill.

“The hall is crying out for more use and we are hoping that we will fill it with more music, fun and laughter,” added Robyn.

For more information contact Robyn on 0427 258 894 or Bill on 8569 3072.