Spirit of the Streets Choir returns to Mandurah

Back by popular demand: The Spirit of the Streets Choir perform in Mandurah, 2018. Photo: Supplied.
Back by popular demand: The Spirit of the Streets Choir perform in Mandurah, 2018. Photo: Supplied.

The Mandurah Seniors' Centre's upcoming concert on Wednesday, October 6, will feature The Spirit of the Streets Choir, who are ready to thrill audiences.

The Spirit of the Streets Choir has weathered the pandemic and now in their 14th year are as busy as ever.

The group recently performed at the Fremantle Song Fest and will open the Guildford Choir festival this weekend.

It continues to have collaborations with the UWA Music department and are currently involved in a video for Mental health week to be shown in Yagan Square.

Their repertoire is steadily growing with classic uplifting songs like The Rose, dance numbers like Sway With Me - where the choir often break into a dance as they sing, and singalong numbers such as April Showers and several Beatles songs.

The repertoire still includes originals but always plenty songs that people know and love.

The emphasis, as always, is to provide social inclusion using music and singing as the framework, in a supportive environment where people feel proud to belong.

Passion for music: Musical director Bernard Carney conducts the SOS Choir, 2018. Photo: Supplied.

Passion for music: Musical director Bernard Carney conducts the SOS Choir, 2018. Photo: Supplied.

Bernard Carney OAM, songwriter and musical director of the Spirit of the Streets Choir and St John of God Community Choir coordinator, Holly Wood Tuesday Morning Show, is no stranger to the City of Mandurah Seniors' Centre.

He directs his choir with great passion and dedication to his craft.

An outstanding entertainer himself, Bernard was recently awarded the Order Of Australia for his contribution to the community and the Arts.

The Choir has CDs available at bernardcarney.com.

The Mandurah Seniors' Centre have many exciting events and activities for all.

The staff will welcome you with a smile and are delighted to show you around the Centre.

Contact Delys at the Centre for any further information on 9550 3799.

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