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2015 New Charity Program Line Up Announced

We are excited to announce a 2015 line up of new charity programs and a refreshed website for Sydney Street Choir.

The Sydney Street Choir is capitalising on the collaborative partnership with PAYCE to launch a number of initiatives and expand on some of the exciting work the Sydney Street Choir is involved in.

From working more closely with the corporate sector to increase corporate performances, to initiating a program for corporate singing workshops and new opportunities for greater corporate sponsorship, we will be focusing in 2015 on opening channels for long term support from Sydney’s business community.

On an individual level, the Sydney Street Choir will also be launching a ‘Friends of Sydney Street Choir’ membership. With membership costing the same as one cup of coffee a month, the program allows everyday individuals to easily give to this worthwhile program, helping empower and enrich the lives of those in need of the social and emotional benefits the Choir provides.

The Sydney Street Choir is also planning to expand the school performance program it had initiated in recent years. The Sydney Street Choir school program has proven to deliver significant results by helping to enlighten school children on the plight of some of the less fortunate people in our community and the merits of giving and compassion. We would like to see the program expanded across Sydney schools.

To find out more about these programs, please click on the relevant link/s in the menu above.

Announcing new corporate partnership with PAYCE

We are proud to announce a new Foundation Partnership with leading Australian property company, PAYCE.

PAYCE will provide financial and corporate support through the year and work collaborately with the Sydney Street Choir Foundation (SSCF) to develop a business action plan aimed at securing long term sustainability for the Choir.

Currently the choir struggles to meet its expenses, with funds coming from fundraising concerts, public donations and the sale of its CDs. With almost no administrative overheads, 98% of the funds received goes directly towards the Choir’s charitable work in supporting its performers – Sydney residents experiencing homelessness or some form of social, health or economic disadvantage in their communities.

Sydney Street Choir provides its performers a rare opportunity to engage with the public, share their voice and be mobile. For some, the Choir performances and rehearsals are the only times the performers venture out into the public – providing vital social interaction and opportunities for support.

The Sydney Street Choir Foundation first became involved with PAYCE when the Choir performed at last year’s Lights of Christmas presented by PAYCE event in the city.

According to PAYCE Managing Director, Brian Boyd, “The Choir’s performances were uplifting and touched everyone who saw them perform. This led to discussions with the Foundation about the choir’s future and how PAYCE might contribute to its ongoing success.”

PAYCE’s General Manager, Dominic Sullivan said the Choir 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”.