Local singing group Sing Sisters was founded as a non-public performing group with a focus on providing an environment for women to gain confidence, stretch, develop and grow through music. But when the opportunity came to take part in the 2017 Queensland Music Festival (QMF) under the direction of Katie Noonan, they couldn’t resist the challenge.
Along with 2000 other singers, Sing Sisters will rally on 29 July for positive change around domestic and family violence, singing John Farnham’s classic ‘You’re The Voice’.
“Our women get together to share music no matter what ability they have at singing. It’s all about making music and having fun. You don’t need to be a singer; just be willing. It is a safe and friendly environment creating a ‘safety in numbers’ experience. The QMF event perfectly fits our mission,” says Sing Sisters workshop facilitator Andrea Szabo.
Unfortunately, the lead up to the performance has not been smooth sailing, with the Mudgeeraba Music Centre sustaining flood damage during Cyclone Debbie, essentially leaving the Sisters without a base. Fortunately for the group, Mudgeeraba Councillor Glenn Tozer, came to the rescue, offering the council boardroom at the Swan Lane office for the women’s preparations.
“Our little room at Swan Lane is only small but these big hearted women needed a place to practice, so of course it made sense,” says Cr Tozer.
“Local Neighbourhood Watch groups and sporting committees normally meet there, but it’s great to hear the sounds of people singing in the room on Tuesday nights.”
Sing Sisters will join 2000 other performers at Brisbane’s South Bank Piazza on Saturday 29 July for the “You’re the Voice” music event.