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The NEW Docklands Choir Project

An exciting new social opportunity for residents and workers in Docklands. The establishment of a new community choir at the Docklands Library in mid April that will be funded by City of Melbourne.

The City of Melbourne and The Open Door Singers are proud to present this exciting new singing initiative.

Its all about the joy of singing communally, socialising, breaking down barriers and finding one’s voice.

No training is necessary – just a desire to mix with others and learn some songs and it will be orchestrated by a highly professional music director.

This is a social gathering that is very positive for well being BUT we need members to make this an ongoing success.

This project is designed to help:

  • Find your voice
  • Experience the joy of singing in a choir
  • meet new friends
  • Unite the Dockland’s Community in song!

For more information and download the flyer click here.

Price: Free

Time: Every Tuesday 14th April – 16th June 5.45pm – 7.30pm


Media Release

Monday 16th March 2015

Docklands Community Singing Project to commence at Library at the Dock

The Open Door Singers are proud to announce an exciting new singing initiative to commence at Library at the Dock in conjunction with the City of Melbourne.

The eight week project aims to draw together members of the Docklands residential and business communities to sing for enjoyment and wellbeing.

Open Door Singers Director and professional conductor, Shaun Islip, said that the project will allow people from diverse backgrounds and cultures to find their voice and experience the joy of singing in a choir.

“The choir is open to everyone – no auditions are required,” he said. “There will be lots of laughter and learning, friendship and fun.”

“We will learn a wide repertoire of music, including songs by Adele and Coldplay, as well as familiar favourites by the Beatles, Elton John and Billy Joel.”

Open Door Singers is a not for profit organisation that aims to unite communities in song. Open Door Singers currently offers two community choirs in Camberwell and has plans to establish new choirs in the Dandenong and Box Hill / Nunawading areas.

“Group singing has been proven to improve our emotional, physical and mental wellbeing,” said Mr Islip.

“We are grateful for the City of Melbourne’s support to establish the foundation for an ongoing choir for the Docklands community.”

Rehearsals begin at Library at the Dock (107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands) on 14th April and will be held weekly on Tuesday evenings from 5.45 to 7.30pm.

Media Contact: Lynn Grantham

Vice President Open Door Singers