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Sing for Water

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Harnessing the power of the collective voice

This remarkable international project celebrates the power and beauty of the collective voice, while making a significant impact on the lives of those without water. It has brought together community choirs and children from across Melbourne, creating two stunning mass choir concerts: Children Sing for Water and Sing for Water.

Children Sing For Water is led by the unique South African singer, songwriter and musician, Valanga Khoza, with Kutcha Edwards, Angela Costi, Viki King and Andrea Watson. During the concert, 500 children will explore the story of water through their own poetry, rap, drumming and animations, plus they perform original and traditional songs from countries around the world, including South Africa, Corsica, Greece and Australia.

Led by Kavisha Mazzella, the extraordinarily talented singer and composer, Sing for Water's adult choir will perform haunting and celebratory songs from around the world; the concert will feature many guest artists, including Paul Kelly, and Helen Chadwick who initiated Sing for Water in London in 2002.

Sing for Water Melbourne is raising funds for clean water and sanitation projects in East Timor delivered through WaterAid Australia in partnership with Plan Australia.

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Sing for Water is a co-production between Reiser Productions Pty Ltd and the City of Melbourne as part of Festival Melbourne2006, in association with WaterAid, Australia.

Participating Children Sing for Water Schools include: Carlton Gardens Primary, Debney Meadows Primary, Holy Rosary Primary, North Melbourne Primary, Footscray City Primary, St Michael's Primary, Mooroopna Park Primary, Port Melbourne Primary, Stonnington Primary, Yarra Primary.

Sing for Water choirs include: Acafellas, Borboleta, Brimbank Muticultural Choir, Central Victorian Women's Choir, The Chat-Warblers, North Melbourne Chinese Choir, Doutta Gallahs Community Health Choir, Living Song, The Florinian Choir, The Green Singers, Golden Fleece Choir, Kensington Community Choir, La Voce della Luna, Lord Newry Singers, Mood Swings, Multicultural Choir Footscray, Northern Voice, Ozanam Choir, The Red Tent Singers, The Resonance Choir, Sing Australia Camberwell, Sing Australia Hawthorn, Thursday Singers, Tongue and Groove, Two Bay Choir, The Sudanese Catholic Choir, Voci di Donna Choir, Sing for Water Melbourne Choir and the Timorese Choir.

Date: 18 March
Time: 2:00pm (Children), 3:30pm (Adults)
Location: Alexandra Gardens Central Lawn
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