How can you support The choir?

You can support Sydney Street Choir by offering your services by joining one of the following groups.

Musical Volunteers+

Local bands and musicians have supported the Choir in the past by arranging and recording professional musical backing to the Choir’s original songs on CDs, and sometimes professional musicians are needed for major gigs and theatre shows.

Musicians who have given their time so far include Jonathon Welch, Graham Jacups, David Richardson, Patty Zancanaro, Margaret Frith, The Follow, Tania Bowra, Jeremy Brennan, Tanya Sparke, Gabrie’s Big Band, Denis Langley Quartet, Mark Trevorrow, Frank Ifield, Normie Rowe, Little Pattie, and Leo Sayer.

Musical volunteers attend weekly rehearsals, gigs and are available for theatre shows and other projects as needed.

Our current musical volunteers are Graham Jacups, David Richardson and Patty Zancanaro.

Singing Volunteers+

To help the Choir members learn their song parts quickly, and stay in tune, we invite regular volunteer singers to join the Choir at weekly rehearsals and gigs. Singing volunteers must commit to most rehearsals and gigs to support the Choir members well in their parts.

Our current singing volunteers include Margaret Frith.

Welfare Volunteers+

Sometimes issues arise at Choir that prevent the members participating fully in the programme. People with experience or qualifications in welfare work are invited to support the Choir members at weekly rehearsals, gigs and during tours and productions and they may be able to support the Choir and other volunteers with first aid skills and/or OH&S training.

Our current welfare volunteers include Lesley Potter.

Administrative Volunteers+

Sydney Street Choir Foundation manages volunteers, publicity, fundraising and governance for the Choir. If you have management and/or admin skills and experience, the Foundation would like to hear from you.

“In 2002 I found out about the Sydney Street Choir in the Big Issue Australia magazine. I wanted to learn more about singing and developing as a singer. I feel really great singing with the other choir members. I have lived on the streets for twelve years. I am stolen generation and was taken at 3 years old.”

- Charles // choir member
Volunteer for Sydney street choir