SPIRITED PERFORMANCE FROM THE SYDNEY STREET CHOIR ALONGSIDE POP STARS AT SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
Sydney Street Choir, teams with X Factor and Australian Idol Pop Stars.
At a special relaunch event at the Sydney Opera House today, the Sydney Street Choir, performing with pop royalty Deni Hines, X Factor winner Dami Im and Australian Idol alumni- Paulini, teamed up to perform with former breakfast radio host Bianca Dye picking up the mic to MC the event.
The Sydney Street Choir's historical durability, which until this year was facing the risk of disbanding due to a lack of support, has announced an uplifting event in the form of exciting new corporate, education and charity patronage programs, which incorporates a new website and Foundation Partnership with leading Australian property company, PAYCE, whose support has provided a strategy for the long-term sustainability of the embattled choir.
Sydney Street Choir Rocks the Opera House
The Sydney Street Choir, led by Director James Paul - well known for his work with youth and disadvantaged groups around Sydney- performed a number of popular musical tunes, including the Beatles' Let It Be, soul favourite Amazing Grace and even Dami Im's new heart-warming single, Smile, touched the audience.
In support of the Sydney Street Choir's great work, M John Sidoti, Parliamentary Secretary and Member for Drummoyne was in attendance representing the NSW Government, as well as PAYCE's General Manager, Dominic Sullivan, came out and spoke, both recognising the need for the choir to continue.
Dominic Sullivan and PAYCE - founding members of 'Friends of Sydney Street Choir' personal patronage initiative.
Mr Sullivan used the event to make a surprise revelation to guests, announcing PAYCE's extended support of the Sydney Street Choir, which hopes to give the Choir financial stability in the years ahead.
"I would like to announce that PAYCE has committed $60,000 over the next three years, as well as in-kind support, to help develop and implement a number of initiatives to keep the Choir singing.
"This includes helping the Choir through new partnership programs and an innovative corporate workshop model; work more closely with the corporate sector towards an expansion of their education program with schools; and the new personal patronage initiative with the 'Friends of Sydney Street Choir' membership," Mr Sullivan continued.
"The Sydney Street Choir's love of singing was extremely evident today and has shown that music is a focal point in many of their lives," he said.
Sydney Street Choir Director- James Paul, the enduring power of song
Choir Director, James Paul said the launch event was a huge success and is thankful for the support of PAYCE.
"Until we partnered with PAYCE, we were looking at the potential breakdown of one of the most transformative community programs assisting Sydney's homeless and disadvantaged.
"Today's performance at the Sydney Opera House was tangible proof of how people's lives can change in a positive way through the power of song and the support of the community," Mr Paul said.
"I applaud PAYCE for its commitment to make a difference to the lives of people who are less fortunate than most of the community.
"Not only has this program impacted lives by empowering members to join the workforce or study, but it has also driven profound emotional change, for some helping members to find a voice after years of not speaking to another soul," Mr Paul explained.
"We are hopeful today's event will inspire Sydney's corporate, education and residential community to get behind this essential support program for Sydney's homeless and disadvantaged," Mr Paul stated.
For more information about the choir visit their website at www.sydneystreetchoir.org.au.
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