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The Power of Song

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On Saturday 6 April, Catholic Healthcare residents, families and staff at St Peter's Residential Aged Care in Lane Cove North were entertained by the amazing Women's A Cappella Alkira Choir.

The choir, 65 strong created beautiful melodies, rhythms and harmonies that resonated throughout the Home. Many of the residents remembered them from last year’s concert and were thrilled to have them perform again.

Anna Humberstone, Founder and Artistic Director of the Hummingsong Choirs formed the choir to offer women a vibrant opportunity to sing for fun and nourish their souls. The choir also offers an opportunity to give back to the local community.

Dan, Residential Manager of St Peter’s said, “During the choir’s performance our residents couldn’t stop smiling and swaying to the rhythm, they were engaged and joyful. You could feel the positive emotions and enjoyment had by all.”

 “Music has incredible power to affect us both emotionally and physically. Singing is proven to improve your health and wellbeing. In aged care when music therapy is used, it can help improve a resident’s mood, stimulate positive interactions with others, facilitate better brain function, and coordinate motor movements,” he added.

The set list included: I got Rhythm, A Natural Woman, Wild Mountain Thyme, Goodnight Sweetheart, Bridge Over Troubled Water and more.