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Sing for your life – 3/6

Frank has already told us how singing makes you happy, and singing makes you healthy.  In this third installment we find out that babies benefit from a good sing: 3. Singing is Good for Your Baby A mother’s instinct to … Continue reading

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Like me, were you told you couldn’t sing?

About age 10 at primary state school our teacher got each of us in turn to sing Do-Rae-Mi-Fa-So-La-Ti-Do. Yeronga was a very big school and she needed about 20 for the school choir so most of us failed and were … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Phillia!

I’m not sure which actual day the birthday is on .. but have a good one.  Perhaps we need a birthday monitor so we can make sure that we sing the praises of everyone in The Heathens.  In the meantime … Continue reading

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Sing for your life – 2/6

In his first blog Frank explained how singing makes you healthy.  Now he shares the second benefit he’s found from the latest American Harvard & Yale universities’ research: 2. Singing Makes You Happy A university study over the last 12 … Continue reading

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Winter Magic

An a-b-s-o-l-u-t-e-l-y glorious winter day in Katoomba for the festival, with the sun shining and crowds spilling right into the parade as it wound its way up Katoomba Street. Some tenors, sopranos an alto and a bass from The Heathens took … Continue reading

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Heathens sing with a master

We are usually busy practising our repertoire for the next gig – so it was a good idea by our Musical Director, Christine, to have a two- hour session with local maestro, the renowned and much loved singing educator and … Continue reading

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Our next Heathens Concert

With Loosely Woven at 2pm on Sunday 3rd August 2014. 56 instrumentalists and singers present a light-hearted, folky sort of accoustic concert/cabaret as a fundraiser for the Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre. Instrumentalists include: violins, viola, cello, flutes, clarinet, harps, whistle, … Continue reading

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Member profile – Mick

Mick was born in Sydney and has had a long career as an academic at Sydney University in the specialised area of Biometry (the applied statistics for agriculture). His work has taken him to Indonesia where he was involved in … Continue reading

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Sing for your life – 1/6

Six benefits of singing, by Frank Singing comes to us as naturally as breathing. Our Mothers sang to us from the moment we were born & we all did it freely as children. But these days, chances are most of … Continue reading

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Musique Concrète – a blog from Bella

Music and life Whether you can read the intricate symbols on the page and translate them into amazing sounds on an instrument, via singing or not, many Blackheathans young and old, know the importance of music. Musique concrète is a … Continue reading

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Memory of 2013 – the champagne soiré

As we now start to prepare for the Blackheath Choir Festival in August, Paul Cosgrave has kindly sent through to us some pictures from the soiré last year, which replaced the choir festival in 2013. Paul presents drive time on … Continue reading

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Member profile – Harry

Harry was born in 1927 in Warwick, Queensland. Significantly he says, 1927 was also the year the Federal Parliament moved from Melbourne to Canberra. From there it appears his life has been full and it continues to be so. Never … Continue reading

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Blackheath Folk Club

Performing at the New Ivanhoe Hotel’s monthly folk night on Thursday, 5 June was, as always, a lot of fun for us. Though, with the choir size continuing to increase, it is getting much harder to fit in the audience. … Continue reading

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Farewell Dawn Baker

On a cool, wet, typical Blackheath day the community gathered to pay its respects to Dawn Baker – an eccentric and much loved Blackheathen. There were eulogies from family and friends, The Heathens sang and people from across the community … Continue reading

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Ironfest

A big thank you to the Lithgow Ironfest for organising a performance space for ourselves and other choirs.  For many of us it was our first time in the middle of all the battle re-enactments and period costume and we … Continue reading

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Welcome to The Heathens Website

We hope that you like our new website.  Our aim is to provide information about The Heathens and our upcoming events as well as blogs about choir activities and members.  There are password protected pages for our members and for … Continue reading

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