Choice Voices warm-up for blues

EXCITED: The Choice Voices Choir will sing at the BBRMF.
EXCITED: The Choice Voices Choir will sing at the BBRMF.

Bendigo’s Choice Voices Choir performed at the Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival  for the first time on Thursday night.

In a unique set, the choir opened the doors to St Paul’s Cathedral and invited the public to an open rehearsal.

It is their last rehearsal before they sing alongside Sarah Wilkinson and Hailey Calvert at St Paul’s Cathedral on Saturday at 2pm.

“We have talked about singing at the blues festival a lot and our director decided it was too good an opportunity to miss,” choir manager Suzanne Gould said.

“The BBRMF has been very supportive of us and it’s very humbling.

“Most members of our choir has some form of disability, so it’s more than just singing together. We’re a little village that organically supports one another.”

Choices Voices will sing songs by artists including Archie Roach, Woody Guthrie and Yirrmal.

For more information on Choice Voices email bsgould@bigpond.net.au