About The Yarra Voices
Under our artistic director Renee Heron, students will
enjoy performance opportunities stemming from an
excellent rehearsal and learning environment. Choristers
will learn about music in a manner that will develop their
music literacy capabilities. Most importantly, it is our hope
students leave the program with a love of quality music
that will stay with them for life.
The development of music literacy skills is of great importance in our choirs with ear training and music reading having significant emphasis in our rehearsals. The highly effective Kodály music education philosophy informs music literacy, staff reading, and aural skills training in The Yarra Voices. Children are taught moveable solfa and rhythm time names in a developmental sequence. These skills are developed in synchronicity with vocal technique and performance expression.
The Yarra Voices is a small and friendly organisation, which is designed to forge community-based friendships, meaning each child receives the individual attention required to help them reach their full potential both, musically and personally.
The Yarra Voices is an exciting new Melbourne children’s choir created to provide quality music education and choral experiences for children from all backgrounds. As an experienced teacher and choral director our artistic director, Renee Heron, observed there was a lack of opportunities for children in the inner northern suburbs of Melbourne with a love of singing to enjoy a high quality choral experience. The vision of The Yarra Voices is to foster excellence in performance by receiving an outstanding music education that is child focused as well as joyous.
Our choirs perform at regularly at community events all across Melbourne such as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Yarra City Carols in the Park, launch of the children's book 'Little Puggle's Song' at Bargoonga Nganjin (North Fitzroy Library) and have recorded for The Avalanches latest album 'We Will Always Love You' and 'The Cabin', a horror show written by kids for adults at Northcote Town Hall.