Balmain Rozelle Unchoir marks it’s 5th Anniversary!

The Balmain Rozelle Unchoir celebrated its 5th anniversary on May 4, 2024. Originally conceived by Vijay Solanki as a choir for everyone, the Unchoir has flourished into a vibrant community thanks to the leadership of Unchoir Lead, Leah Rosalky, and a dedicated group of founding members.  Together, they have championed the choir’s growth, inclusivity, and dynamic event lineup.

Unchoir1What started as Solanki's vision to challenge the conventional boundaries of choir singing has evolved into a beacon of inclusivity and shared joy in Sydney’s musical landscape. The Unchoir dismisses traditional barriers like auditions and sheet music, promoting the ethos that “everyone can sing.” Leah Rosalky’s expert guidance using intuitive teaching methods helps demystify music for an array of members, from seasoned vocalists to those who typically sing only in the shower.

“As we mark five wonderful years of the Unchoir, I am immensely grateful to Leah Rosalky and our founding members, whose dedication and passion have been instrumental in realising this dream that everyone can find their voice and sing,” says Solanki. “We look forward to celebrating this milestone by continuing to invite everyone to join in our chorus.”

The Unchoir have also discovered the profound therapeutic benefits that singing together brings. Research continues to highlight group singing as a catalyst for emotional resilience, mental health improvement, and social connectivity. Engaging in communal singing has been shown to alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety, enhancing overall well-being.

The Unchoir’s community reflects Sydney’s diverse tapestry, with members from various professions and backgrounds bringing their unique voices and stories.
This inclusivity shines during performances at local landmarks, such as the London Hotel, and during spirited public singalongs on the Balmain to Barangaroo ferry. The annual “SingCrawl” exemplifies this spirit, transforming a typical pub crawl into a festive, community-singing event that resonates throughout local pubs during the holiday season.

From its inception in 2019, the Balmain Rozelle Unchoir has been a pioneering ensemble dedicated to making music accessible and enjoyable for all. By fostering an environment where community and music intersect, the Unchoir continues to redefine the traditional choral experience in Sydney and beyond.

[PIC: The Unchoir perform at the Balmain Rozelle Chamber of Commerce Chirstmas event in Rozelle, Christmas 2023]

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