Song Circles - Social Singing for You (& baby) - Archived

  • Oct 14 - Dec 9, 2022
  • Oonoonba Community Centre

    2 Shannon Street
    Oonoonba, Queensland 4811
Ticket Price (AUD) $15.00 This event is now over


Katherine Menkens from A Round of Sound presents: Song Circles - Social Singing for You (& baby). These community singing sessions provide space for parents and their village to sing together as a means of connection and empowerment. There will be a focus on supporting the caregivers of children in our community, providing a time and place to feel heard and upheld through music making.


Collectively sharing in the joy of song making can help to strengthen bonds between individuals, families and cultures, and create space for greater understanding, learning, and inclusiveness within our wider community.


No singing experience is necessary and you are warmly welcomed into this space. Come along and nourish yourself through song making!


We will meet for 5 sessions over the course of Term 4. Both Casual and Term Pass attendees are welcome. The dates we will run are: 14 October, 28 October, 18 November, 25 November, 9 December.


10.00AM - Arrival and registration
10.15AM - Session commences
11.00AM - Session concludes
11.00 - 11.30AM - Morning tea


Please see Terms and Conditions for full details upon booking.

Casual Pass: $15 (+ $2 booking fee) per session. Includes entry for you and your child/ren.

Term Pass: $70 for 5 sessions ($14 per session). Please email Katherine for Term Pass booking details.

Date & Time

Oct 14 - Dec 9, 2022

Venue Details

Oonoonba Community Centre

2 Shannon Street
Oonoonba, Queensland 4811 Oonoonba Community Centre

A Round of Sound - Community Singing and Musicianship
Director: Katherine Menkens
A.Mus. A, B. Mus (hons.), B. Ed (UQ), MA (Liszt Academy, Hungary).

A Round of Sound is directed by qualified music education specialist, Katherine Menkens. Katherine's experience spans from developing school music programs, lecturing in methodology, through to delivering community musicianship classes, and facilitating choral music for all ages. Her philosophy of music and music education has been inspired by the work of Hungarian musicologist, Zoltan Kodaly. Kodaly espoused that all people have the human need and birthright be able to create and experience the joy of music making. The research is now very clear on the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and mental health benefits that music provides. To this end, A Round of Sound aims to provide an accessible platform for participants to engage in music for education, enjoyment, and social enrichment. 

A Round of Sound hosts a number of music-based projects in Townsville, from house concerts, to enriching women's circles, as well as community singing sessions for parents and caregivers.

Song Circles - Social singing for you (& baby) has been the pilot project for A Round of Sound, and we welcome new families to share in the joy of community singing with us in 2023.