If you have a secret love for singing, or can’t help yourself belting it out in the shower, your time has come to join the newly formed Parkes Community Choir.
With the drought tightening its grip not only on the pockets of many in our community, it also has a dire effect on mental health. Studies show that choral singing improves our mood, and decreases stress, depression and anxiety.
The Parkes Community Choir is a free activity and promises to be a lot of fun. “I’ve wanted to do this for a long time,” said Kerrie Peden. She has formed an organising committee with Sonia Bland, Colleen Leonard and Sheree Rosser to get the choir off the ground. “We welcome all ages, and would love to see men join too,” said Kerrie.
The good news is there will be no auditions, no previous experience is necessary, nor any knowledge of songs. All you need is a willingness to sing.
The choir will meet weekly on Thursdays from 7 to 9pm at the Cooke Community Centre. Contact Kerrie on 6862 1685 for more information. Singing in a choir speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and heals the heart.