Children’s choir takes regional and rural kids on an incredible journey

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Thu 20 December 2018

18 mins

In 2006 Michelle Leonard founded a children’s choir called Moorambilla Voices in regional NSW.

Since that time the program has brought together more than 20,000 students from 100 schools, between the ages of 8 to 18. They learn how to sing, dance and express themselves creatively.  They also get the chance to work with professional musicians, Indigenous elders, performers, composers, dancers and visual artists and perform a series of concerts. Over a third of the kids are Indigenous, and many come from remote communities or disadvantaged backgrounds.

Producer Cinnamon Nippard went to a Moorambilla Voices performance at TEDxSydney this year, and found out more about this incredible program.

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For more on Moorambilla Voices check out their website.

You can watch Michelle  and the Moorambilla Voices performance at TEDxSydney below.

Moorambilla Voices sing about the Brewarrina Fishtraps

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