Lyndoch choir turns five

THE Lyndoch Choir celebrated its fifth birthday with a dress-up themed party at the Lyndoch Institute on Thursday.

Choir members dressed up in, or brought, something to do with the number five, sang songs they’d learned over the group’s five-year history, and remembered members who had passed away during those years, according to choir leader Lorna Webb.

“We first began in August 2013 with just 12 singers at the home of one of our members, Diana Dancer,” Mrs Webb said.

“Our choir has a current membership of 42 – although not all attend all the time, especially at this time of the year when many take the opportunity for overseas holidays.”

Mrs Webb, who has a Bachelor of Music qualification, encouraged more locals to join the choir, whether they can sing or not.

“Our aim is that everyone can enjoy singing, no matter what their abilities,” Mrs Webb said.

“I teach everyone the techniques of singing as part of the evening but we spend most of our time simply singing for  fun.

“We are accompanied by Thomas Philp, who is a very talented and accomplished pianist.

“It is a wonderful way to aid mental health, as many come feeling dragged down by their week and leave on a high.”

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Matteo Gagliardi joined The Bunyip in August 2016 with almost two years experience in regional print media, having previously worked at a community newspaper in Swan Hill, Victoria. Covering politics, local government and crime, Matteo likes to sink his teeth into hard-hitting issues, but also enjoys spending time getting to know the Gawler community. Matteo also has a passion for science, agriculture and the environment, and has previously worked as a media officer at the Australian Science Media Centre.

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