"The spirit of the Fiestaville Choir
is to celebrate our multicultural community and to promote peace, harmony and understanding
through the universal language of music"
The choir meets 10am on Tuesday mornings in Hurstville or Kogarah and sings in many languages, with the assistance of various choir members. There are no auditions and everyone is welcome. We are currently working on a cabaret which challenges the stereotypes of ageing.
In the past few years we have performed at various community events and have also produced a show, Amulet, combining portraits (by Janie Barrett), stories (collated by PP Cranney) and songs (co-written by PP and I). It's a moving show, both deeply personal and universal. It starts with the premise that one small object - in this case a piece of jewellery - can tell a big story. The show has been performed locally and also at the National Folk Festival, Canberra and at the inaugural Voices festival at Brunswick Heads.
This portrait by Janie Barrett hangs proudly in the Hurstville Gallery and Museum.
Performing at the National Folk Festival. Photo: Peter Lerner
Photo by Janie Barrett
The choir performed with Shohrat Tursun and Yaw Derkyi in the 2017 Discovery Festival.