SUN 05 NOV | RöAR ~ Peregian Beach Community House
is the vocal gathering Darren Percival has been dreaming up over the
past few years.
He often refers to 2023 as '...a time to sing'. The word is out and the science is in - singing is good for our health.
Vocalising freely has been proven to lower stress, boost immunity and lung function, enhance memory, improve mental health and help us deal with physical and emotional pain too.
Singing is an ancient practise and
one that has evolved through the ages. In Australia, elders walked and
sang their way across the sacred land and the song lines that webbed all
over the continent resoundingly shared the stories of the people, their
traditions and the dreaming.
Darren invites people to sing freely when he facilitates vocal gatherings. He encourages each voice to be brave as the music is made spontaneously and sometimes without language. Other times the group will arrive at an old gospel song or a classic tune that is well known to all generations.
There is a great freedom in meeting at a place in time and creating music and sound together. To paraphrase 13th century poet Rumi - ‘singing together doesn’t give us a key, it removes the door’.