Singing from the heart: Sydney Sings choir
Part of the One Voice program, the Sydney Sings Choir promotes choir singing in the community, bringing together people from all walks of life.
Conductor is Elizabeth Lecoanet, a trained opera singer of unlimited energy who has an infectious passion for song.
Elizabeth is as partisan as they come. She has performed with the English National Opera in London’s West End and other companies on New York City’s Broadway, and she directed the first French version of Les Misérables in Paris. She now conducts for Sydney Sings.
“It is immediately uplifting. Everyone is on a high. You can feel it,” Elizabeth says. “Music is the language of the heart. Singing lets you get things off your chest – you feel so much better after you’ve done it, it’s preventative medicine.”
Read more about why we love music in the Mar/Apr issue of Australian Geographic.