VoiceworksPLUS is a musical theatre choir for people living with disabilities
• A performance ensemble which fosters the talents of young people who are living with disabilities.
• New members are welcome.
• No auditions necessary, but an interview and an assessment are required.
• Comprehensive training programs in theatre and communication skills.
• Rehearsals are held weekly.
• Performances are held regularly throughout the year.
Vocal Ensemble Voiceworks (VEV) is an incorporated not-for-profit community choir which shares a Cultural Partnership with the City of Subiaco. In 2013, VEV established VoiceworksPLUS, a choir which caters for the special needs of people living with disabilities.
Our VoiceworksPLUS choir helps participants develop their musical talents, performance skills and encourages greater integration between the participants and the wider community.
Centre Stage is a unique performance-based program in which VoiceworksPLUS participants are taught acting, singing and movement techniques which help them to build self confidence, develop their communication skills and have fun.
Centre Stage performances are designed to challenge community perceptions of disability. The program also encourages and facilitates greater integration within the wider community. VoiceworksPLUS includes participants with a disability and volunteers who support them.
The Centre Stage program provides parents and friends with the rare opportunity to see their sons and daughters up there shining in the spotlight achieving something and having fun. Families are filled with pride and delight to see performances by sons and daughters that they did not think were possible.
"VoiceworksPLUS gives us the rare opportunity to see our disabled kids up there shining in the spotlight, achieving something and having fun. It makes me feel proud."
“I just wait for Wednesday evenings – it’s the best!”
“It is a great confidence booster for my daughter. Most importantly it is fun. She really feels she is part of a group with a shared goal.”
“I proudly support this important program which provides a unique opportunity for people with disabilities to create and develop their performance skills.”
Mayor of City of Subiaco (2005-2017)
Patron of VoiceworksPLUS
VoiceworksPLUS were interviewed on Channel 7's Today Tonight in this video:
Click to view VoiceworksPLUS Video.
VoiceworksPLUS were lucky to have a film crew at our 2018 production, a Lotterywest supported "Act-Belong-Commit" Pantomime:
Can you help VoiceworksPLUS?
VEV has made a commitment to keep this important program running.
Members of VEV and the local community have volunteered their services and support but VEV also needs to raise money to enable the program to continue.Funds are needed for venue hire, administration, technical and professional support and for the staging of performances.
All donations over $2 are tax deductible, click here: ACF VoiceworksPLUS - to support our VoiceworksPLUS program via our Australian Cultural Fund Appeal.
VoiceworksPLUS Centre Stage Events
The most Recent Show: "VoiceworksPLUS has got Talent", on 21 June 2021, sold out twelve days before and was a great success.