Tania de Jong has been featured earlier on this blog, she was born in the Netherlands and came to Australia when she was young. She has an impressive career as a leading Australian soprano and social entrepreneur, and gave an inspiring TEDxMelbourne talk on How Singing Together Changes The Brain. Though I haven’t yet had the pleasure of meeting her in person, what stands out in her emails and interview for Dutch Australian is her drive to help others. She emailed me the below recently asking to share, so take a look at this wonderful initiative and whether you’re a shower singer or more experienced, let your voice be heard! 2015 entries close 31 October. -Renee
We would love your help with Sing for Good – please do send in some entries – lots of different categories and cash prizes. Please see the inspiring entries so far especially this one http://www.singforgood.org/campaigns/brain-cancer-warriors-i-will-survive/ . Check out www.singforgood.org gallery and see the inspiring entries so far. Would you be so kind as to spread the word across all your networks too? It can be pre-existing videos of songs too etc. See further below and share widely.
Yours in song,
Please help us get communities singing in every postcode of Australia!
Our inspirational community singing project Sing for Good has just opened and we’ve already received amazing video entries from office workers, flash mobbers, OzHarvest, a yoga class and more! Check out the gallery
About Sing for Good
Sing for Good aims to get communities singing for joy in every postcode of Australia and beyond. Families, workplaces, schools, sports teams… everyone is welcome.
- sing with a group (two or more)
- enter your video
- vote, donate + celebrate
Donations raised help people in need through Creativity Australia’s With One Voice program.
How to help:
- vote, share, comment and donate to support your favourites
- submit video(s)(as many as you like) and challenge friends
- spread the word (connect Facebookand Twitter; or see the attached Guide to Sharing Sing for Good)
With One Voice welcomes people aged 9 to 90, from all cultures and backgrounds. Through the Wish List, diverse people grant each other wishes like music lessons, language tuition and jobs. Swinburne University research showed 98% of With One Voice choir participants experienced less stress, 91% improved social bonds and 66% feel less depressed. The program has also been named in Anthill’s SMART 100 social innovations in 2015, 2014 and 2013.
Do good. Feel good. Register now at www.singforgood.org