Approximately 40 people rehearse together each week as part of the High Street Bells Choir.
Many of our choir members have an Acquired Brain Injury as a result of stroke or car accident. Other singers have different life challenges that qualify them for membership in the Choir. The criteria for joining the choir is that it would be difficult for the member to access a mainstream community choir due to disability or social disadvantage. Find out more about joining the Choir.
The choir works at a pace that accommodates people's needs, whilst gently pushing us all to do our best.
There is considerable talent amongst the group.
Rehearsal dates 2019
All rehearsals are at Northcote Uniting Church 251 High St Northcote The Church has wheelchair access and an accessible toilet.
We REALLY appreciate people arriving on time for the start of singing.
We rehearse on MONDAYS 10 am- 12 noon during Victorian school terms except for public holidays and Melbourne Cup eve
Scott is 48 and hesitant in his speech, but his voice has a clarity about it that gives him the confidence to sing with the High Street Bells. Scott isn’t musical by nature or by design but he loves to join with others, who, like himself, have had no musical training. Singing with such a group allows him to express himself in a way that wouldn’t normally occur in his daily life.
Letting his voice sing out with others brings joy to his heart and brightens his whole countenance. It makes him happy for the whole week until the next session. Scott says, 'If you can talk you can sing'.
He has been with the choir for four years and under the tutelage of his adored mentor, Jenny, he says his voice is improving all the time. Scott an enthusiastic member of the choir and an unofficial spokesperson for the High Street Bells.
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