08 May 2015

Celebrating World Migratory Bird Day with the Newport Community Choir 2015

This is the second year in a row the Newport Community Choir has celebrated World Migratory Bird Day. Last year we sang to the Friends of Newport Lakes, surprising them with a cake and a FLASH MOB; our way of acknowledging the work they do.

This year we invaded the Saturday morning children's storytime at the Williamstown Library. NFFC members, Jackie Kerin and Sarah Depasquale (storyteller and violinist) told a story about the migration of the little red-necked stint from Siberia to Hobsons Bay. Jackie used her Japanese kamishibai storytelling box made by Ted Smith using pictures sent to her originally  created in the Yatsuhigata Tidelands (Japan) for the Boondall Wetlands in Brisbane. Like the birds, this story has travelled the East Asian Australasian Flyway.

The choir sang two pieces and the looks on the faces of the children when the library filled with song was priceless.

Newport, is in Hobsons Bay which has five significant wetland sites and some of the joys of living here are the bike paths, boardwalks and walking tracks where, so close to the CBD, we can experience  much urban wild life and especially birds.

Thanks to Alan Davies our choir director for all the work he does. We meet every Wednesday at 7.30 in the Newport Scout Hall. You can find all the details under 'Groups' on the
NFFC website.

1 comment :

Jodie (Hobsons Bay Libraries) said...

Thank you guys so much for coming to the Williamstown Library! I hear it was a wonderful morning and the children (and adults!) there were spellbound. We'd love to welcome you back anytime!

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