ONE hundred and eighty voices joined in harmony last night for Twilight Choir Night in the heart of Warrnambool.
Merrivale Primary School music teacher and organiser Adele Crawford said she saw a need for school choirs to perform in a friendly, public environment.
After talking with another music teacher, Ms Crawford decided to coincide the performance with the national school initiative, Count Us In.
The program involves more than 600,000 students, teachers from schools all over Australia who sign up to learn, rehearse, then perform the same song, on the same day, at the same time.
This year’s song was Different People (Stand Together).
Panmure, Noorat, Merrivale, Cudgee, Nullawarre, Warrnambool and St Joseph’s primary schools, Brauer Secondary College, Warrnambool College and King’s College, together with the Merri Singers and Warrnambool Theatre Company Chorale, performed at the Civic Green.
Some of the songs performed included Crocodile Rock, Keep Holding On and Viva La Vida.
Ms Crawford said the students loved singing in a choir and were looking forward to the performance.
“They love it,” she said.
“They get so excited. They look forward to it all week.”