In partnership with the Aussies & Kiwis for ANZACs, the OZY Youth Choir Honouring Defence Service live-streamed their Remembrance Service. The Online event commenced just prior to 11am, to coincide with a 2 minute silence as the Nation reflects on our history honouring our heroes.
Many joined us via Facebook or YouTube (on both OZY Youth Choir pages or the Aussies & Kiwis for ANZACs pages) to watch the Remembrance Service and stand to remember those who sacrificed so much for the peace we have today. The Virtual International Peace Project Mash-Up Video of the Peace Together, co-written by Her Excellency Linda Hurley Governor-General of Australia and OJ Rushton, will be premiered during this event.
This service was followed by the premier of the Sing To Remember Festival, which was launched on the Aussies & Kiwis for ANZACs YouTube page as a YouTube playlist from 1pm.
COVID has given The Ozy Youth Choir Honouring Defence Service the opportunity to shine. Started in 2012, the choir is one of the world's first online choirs and has the structure and resources to thrive. What an exciting few months we had of online practices and our first 100% online camp.
On the 7th & 8th July, School holidays. We had new members join and everyone enjoyed the range of personal development and musical activities over the two days.
One of our International Mob Members is from New Zealand. She was joined by young people from all over Australia to sing the New Zealand National Anthem for our Lockdown Driveway at Dawn Anzac Day this year. Listen as she READ MORE...
On April 25, our Choir honoured our veterans and currently serving members through song again. Each year we have supported ANZAC Commemoration in performances at services. This years social restrictions gave us the opportunity do things differently.
This year we produced a combined Choir and community Video Mashup of Advance Australia Fair, Waltzing Matilda and In God Defend NZ. We also collaborated with Aussie and Kiwis for ANZACs contributing to the 105 Songs for 105 Years mashup on YouTube and shared on Facebook.
EACH FOR EQUAL' was the theme for 2020's International Women's Day on Sunday, March 8. Choir Director OJ Rushton with friends Nerissa Saville and Kim Honor were all guest speakers for their first THRIVE event, held at the Mittagong RSL Club.
The event was held to empower women, stress the message of 'equality for all' and to be respectful. What stood out above all was the message 'be a leader, not a diva', together we will succeed', and 'Don't go alone'.
LEADERSHIP skills and amazing talents came to the fore for our kids at our recently held January Music Camp, affectionately referred to as 'Jan Camp'.
The talents of our choir members certainly astonished both the leadership teams and parents that came along, with tears of happiness shed along the way, too!
HIS is an account of a recent choir performance in the Sydney suburb of La Perouse by a number of different choir members collated and written by choir mum Kylie Stone-Stefaniuk.
AFTER quite an early start (a 6:53am train from Moss Vale!) as well as some members coming from the Hills District as well as Oberon, we all met at Central Station in Sydney to embark on a trip to La Perouse near Cronulla.
We were all transported in taxis to the La Perouse Museum, where we had some time to set up our sound equipment, do some fun ‘warm-ups’ and enjoyed a lovely morning tea in the picturesque grounds of the La Perouse Museum and surrounding reserve.
Emotions ran high and memories were rekindled at Alliance Francaise in Sydney on the night of Thursday, October 10 with the official launch of our Devoire De Memoire 2020 Tour.
The Great Hall of Parliament House has hosted many great events over its 31 year history, but none quite like the Honouring Women United by Defence Service (HWUDS) Dinner, held on Wednesday evening, August 14.
Author Our blog posts are written by our singers, our parents, our President, Creative Director and edited by Antony Dubber.