Big Voice Community Choir

Big Voice Choir – Brunswick Heads

I seem destined to start choirs wherever I go. I grew up singing in choirs – and I love the sound, the spirit, the collective energy, the miracle of creating big music with simple voices.

My choirs work in 10 week terms, four terms a year. They are generally 20 to 30 voices, men and women, and at the end of each term I like to do some kind of performance. Songs range from pop songs (Chasing Cars), folk songs, and increasingly I am writing original material for choirs, or arranging songs by local songwriters. It helps to read music, or have had some singing experience.

Mondays 5.30pm to 7.30pm – at Brunswick Picture House, Fingal Street, Brunswick Heads NSW 

Term 1 2023: Commences Monday 16 January 2023 

10 week terms x 4 per year

Cost: $200/$180 per term payable in cash or online via

Musical Direction – Janet Swain (0438965397)

Admin: Wendy Mahoney



“I love the choir, it lifts my spirits. it keeps me happy for the week.”

“You can come here feeling terrible, and what we sing is so many emotions. the freedom of the group. I love everything about it.”

“Like opening a bottle of fizz, suddenly all your energy comes out. I feel the energy and th sounds that people make. You can feel it coming right up through my body.”

“Singing just opens me up and grounds me. Janet holds a very beautiful space and lets them open up.”

“I feel free – free to give voice. Makes me feel generous, I want to share. Im not scared, I’m letting go. I love the songs, all the songs are inspiring and uplifting, I laugh and I like them all. They are easy to learn. They are a lot of fun.”

“A wonderful surprise! I feel a real joy. They feel familiar and uplifting.”

“I’m enjoying the experience, a lot of fun, uplifting and inspiring.”

“I love singing in a circle. I love the effect the harmonies have on me. We connect with each other.”

“It’s joyful, it’s fun. You have to listen, and there is improvisation. a lot of freedom and joy.”

“Janet’s joyfulness is contagious! Singing in a circle, the body exercises, the expression takes you out of yourself so that you become more courageous, singing can do that and Janet shows us how. She has all these techniques at her fingertips. A skilled and beautiful teacher.”

“A gentle approach to being freer with your voice, I don’t feel any pressure.”