The Seasons Choir was formed four years ago by Gerard Joseph (coordinator) and Louisa Au (music director) as a way of bringing together families from multicultural backgrounds to share their faith and love of music. They wanted to bring the joy of Easter and Christmas to the wider community.
The choir rehearses in the lead up to these celebrations, when they perform for residents at St Hilarion’s nursing homes in Seaton and Findon.
“We’ve grown from five to nearly 10 families from Indian, Chinese, Malaysian, Singaporean, Italian, Vietnamese and Australian backgrounds. It is a real family affair where nearly all the parents sing along with the children – and many of the youths also play an instrument,” Gerard said.
“We also provide opportunities for the children to be announcers and to do instrumental solos as a way to help build their confidence; and to one day take on leadership roles,” Louisa added.
“We’ve got about 20 children participating and it’s a wonderful way to showcase the involvement of our multicultural youth in the Archdiocese – especially in this the Year of Youth.”
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