New choir for people with Parkinson’s in Mosman

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New choir for people with Parkinson’s in Mosman

New choir for people with Parkinson’s in Mosman

Due to popular demand a new choir is being established in Mosman Sydney.

Carer and friends are welcome to join. Have fun singing out loud together while enjoying the proven benefits singing can offer, in good company.  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.

Choir leader 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 directs a Parkinson’s choir in the Inner West of Sydney and is looking forward to establishing the new Mosman choir, with the support of the Mosman Uniting Church.

Details of the Mosman choir

Day:  Thursday mornings every week. Starting May 2nd, 2024
Time: 10.30am-12.30pm (includes coffee/tea and chat!)
Venue:  Mosman Uniting Church, Corner Belmont Street and Cowles Road, Mosman
Cost:  $10 per session (cash preferred). 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

For information about the choir in the Inner West of Sydney click here