News Corporate Sydney joins Sydney Street Choir to mark Homelessness Week
Martin Place will be filled with song next month when the Sydney Street Choir teams up with choirs from Sydney’s corporate world to perform at a special event as part of 2017 National Homelessness Week.
The choral concert is the first public initiative of the PAYCE FOUNDATION and aims to raise funds to support the Sydney Street Choir and to help engage a case-worker for the Choir, which will require $50,000.
PAYCE, Price Waterhouse Coopers, AMP and APA have entered their staff choirs to participate in the Sydney Street Choir Corporate Challenge.
The Challenge will take place at the Martin Place Amphitheatre between Pitt and Castlereagh Streets on Thursday, 10 August from 12 noon till 2pm.
Also performing will be the event ambassador and solo artist, Deni Hines, who will join the choirs as well as perform her latest solo release.
The Sydney Street Choir was formed in 2001 to give a voice to men and women dealing with issues such as homelessness, mental illness and addiction, and empower them through music. Currently boasting over 30 members and led by well-known musical director, James Paul, the Choir’s services are in big demand and in August alone they are booked for four big events.
PAYCE Director, Dominic Sullivan says it continues to be a privilege for PAYCE to support the Sydney Street Choir as a Founding Partner and to witness its resounding success.
“It is rewarding to see how lives can take a positive direction just through the power of song and the support of the community,” he said.
Mr Sullivan said there are many organisations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors doing great work to address the issue of homelessness.
“But more needs to be done and Sydney’s corporate sector can help in many ways, especially under the Choir’s corporate partnering program.
“The upcoming Sydney Street Choir’s Corporate Choir Challenge is just one small way that we can raise awareness and help overcome some of the problems faced by disadvantaged people in our society,” he said.
For more information on the event: https://everydayhero.com.au/event/sydneystreetchoircoporatechallenge