Huge excitement in the last hours as tickets sold out (and some partners were left out in the cold/hot, ooowaaa!) What a buzz it was, with a great crowd, MMers shining like the stars they are…and George and Kobi leading strongly. Candice gave extra polish and led us in the encore: Joe Geia’s Yil Lull. Other favourites included George’s (exhausting) I’m a Yongka and Aunty Josie proudly singing her Wongatha language, beside the Noongar chorus in We Are One.
Will we do it again next year??
Thanks to Saskia…
'The choir is made up of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people and if anything illustrates reconciliation in action, it’s the choir. White fellas learning our language makes me feel proud and honoured' - Marie Taylor, Noongar Elder
Madjitil Moorna Choir are an exceptional group of people who come together for the enjoyment of singing, entertaining and an exchange of language and culture in an inclusive and friendly environment - Dr Richard Walley OAM, Patron and mentor for MM
'Well done reconciliators!!!! This isn’t a word but I like to apply it to the choir. (it’s like gladiators only more gentle : )' - Pat Oakley, Occasional MM singer, now a member of the Short Black Opera Co - written after our show in FRINGE WORLD 2017
'We're all the same when we sing together' and 'Singing is the rhythm of the land' - Aunty Josie Boyle'Singing makes me feel like anything's possible' - Opal (10) from Lightning Ridge
Singing ~ Learning ~ Healing ~ Bringing Cultures Together
Everyone is welcome to come and sing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Songs - both old and new, in languages of the country including our local Noongar and English!
We practise on Monday nights in Forrestfield (excluding school and public holidays) and perform all over the Perth metro area and across WA when invited. Grab a USB of songs and your part on it (high, med or low), to speed up the learning and get you ready for performance because that's a real buzz.
Since 2006 we've been led by award-winning Aboriginal and TSI singers, songwriters and performers who generously bring songs - mostly contemporary - to the repertoire for all to share.
Currently, we sing songs brought to us by George Walley, Della Rae Morrison, Aunty Josie Boyle, Gina Williams, Honey Webb, David Milroy, Karla Hart, Candice Lloyd and Delly Stokes. Kobi Morrison is our anchor man, on guitar with Jo Randell on harmony support. In 2017 we're hoping to learn a couple of songs brought to us by our patron, the all round inspiring artist, Richard Walley. We're always on the lookout for new songs and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island performers happy to share them with the choir.
All ages, all voices, all backgrounds accepted. As Aunty Karl Mourach says to anyone who thinks they can't sing, 'That's why you need a choir!'.
And to quote Aunty Josie Boyle, ' We're all the same when we're singing together'.
See you soon, BOORDA!
Madjitil Moorna Inc