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New choir for people with Parkinson’s

New choir for people with Parkinson’s

You are cordially invited to join a new choir for people living with Parkinson’s in Sydney.

Come along with your carer and friends to have fun singing out loud together, and enjoying the benefits singing can offer to all.  You’ll sing all sorts of songs, strengthen your voice, meet new people, and above all, have fun.

“You don’t have to have a good voice.  If you can make a noise you belong!”   Peter K. Bushlarks Choir, ACT

In this group, everyone is encouraged to give it a go, no-one will judge, so join in, have fun and set your voice free! There’s safety in numbers, and you could be surprised how much you’ll gain from lifting your spirits and letting your voice grow strong, in good company.

Chrissie Shaw is a musician/educator with many years of experience working with individuals and community choirs. Chrissie was Musical Director of the Bushlarks Parkinson’s Choir in the ACT for 5 years. Back in Sydney, she is looking forward to establishing the new choir.

When and where
Tuesday mornings
Time: 10am-12 midday (includes coffee/tea and chat!)
Venue:  Annandale Community Centre (Meeting Room), 79 Johnson Street
Cost:  $10 per session. Carers and partners free
Contact: Chrissie Shaw 0407 079 748 or email


This choir is an opportunity for people to get together in a warm and friendly environment, and sing in a group!

In Australia and overseas, choirs for people living with Parkinson’s are having great success in helping people deal with voice, breathing and swallowing problems, as well as providing a relaxing and enjoyable activity.

Singing out loud is not only fun, it is also beneficial for people with Parkinson’s as it exercises the lungs and abdominal muscles. Singing gives us a heightened feeling of wellbeing and can provide a range of health and holistic benefits, including:

  • regulating breathing
  • strengthening the voice – volume and projection
  • building-up the vocal chords
  • improving mood
  • enhancing confidence
  • aiding concentration,
  • and helping swallowing