Uniting the world in song

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on October 18, 2019

THE countdown is on ahead of an annual global simultaneous sing-along event and Albany locals and visitors are encouraged to join in.

World Singing Day has been celebrated on the third Saturday of October for the past seven years in a bid to support local and global friendships and celebrate humanity’s connections through the international language of music.

Albany is hosting one of 16 free World Singing Day events being held in Australia – Australia has the second highest number of events in the world this year, just five behind the USA – and the Albany celebrations will take place this Saturday, October 19, from 2-3pm at the Museum of the Great Southern’s Co-Op Building.

Music teacher Teresa Hughes will lead the charge and said she was excited to host the first ever World Singing Day in Albany.

“I think it’s a great opportunity to sing together and be part of a worldwide event,” she said.

“It brings in the wider community and creates a connection to other communities around the world.

“It will be really beautiful.”

She added that music and singing was a great way to keep mentally healthy and to simply feel good.

The performance will run for approximately 45 minutes, giving participants the chance to sing up to 15 songs.

She encouraged people to arrive at 1.45pm to allow enough time for everyone to get organised ahead of a 2pm sharp start time.

No experience is needed – simply turn up and be ready to sing.

Lyrics will be handed out on the day.