Voices on show
Tuesday, 16th August, 2011
Today is Badge Show and the Barrier Industrial Council is again featuring members from the Broken Hill Community Voices Choir.
BH Community Voices is a group of people who use music as a way of raising awareness about social justice issues and promoting freedom and respect for all people.
Although they are a choir, their purpose is more to spread a message than to entertain.
Singing mainly a capella (unaccompanied), with two or three part harmony, the type of music they sing includes songs promoting reconciliation and social justice.
For example, they sing songs with a message that all people have the right be respected and free to embrace their own culture, spirituality and sexuality without persecution.
They also sing traditional trade union songs that acknowledge Broken Hill’s mining heritage and the struggles of the working class, and songs from other countries to promote understanding and respect for other cultures and awareness of the struggles faced by people around the world.
Choir members also write their own material focusing mainly on issues that impact on our local community, such as the need to care for the environment and the Darling River.
The choir practises at the Napredak Hall 305 Piper St, most Saturdays at 3pm (but not during school holidays). The choir welcomes new members who share our vision of using music to promote awareness of social justice issues.