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Latest News and Blog Posts by and about Australian Singer Songwriter Musician Heather Frahn.

With One Voice – Community Choir in Kingston Park SA

DID YOU KNOW THAT SINGING CHANGES YOUR BRAIN?

You’re invited to experience the joy, freedom and inspiration of song at your local With One Voice choir!

  • no auditions and no singing experience needed
  • all ages, faiths, cultures and backgrounds welcome
  • participation by tax-deductible donation

Through singing we build supportive communities better-placed to face challenges like mental illness, social isolation, cultural tension and unemployment.

  • weekly rehearsals + supper
  • professional conductors
  • amazing performances

Whether or not you think you can sing, you will be warmly welcomed at With One Voice Kingston Park and encouraged to join in and discover the voice you never knew you had.

Join now! No singing experience necessary, everyone is welcome.

When:  Wednesdays 6-8pm, during SA school terms.

Where: Kauri Community and Sports Centre

LOCATION: Kauri Community & Sports Centre (upstairs)
Lipson Avenue, SEACLIFF, South Australia, 5049

Conducted by: Heather Frahn and Michelle Byrne

Contact: Please contact Choir Coordinator David Kelly prior to attending on ‭0414 516 986

WOV Kingston Park SA Facebook Page

Information about Creativity Australia

WOV Choir Kingston Park SA – with Heather Frahn & Michelle Byrne

“The choir is feeling more and more like a family, with strong friendships and connections being made within a diverse group of people. The songs and music bring us all together with common themes that share the goodness in humanity, peace, and the light of the world.”– Heather Frahn and Michelle Byrne, Co-Conductors of WOV Choir Kingston Park

First in SA

The With One Voice Kingston Park choir was the first With One Voice Choir established in South Australia. Many of our choir members are local, coming from the southern beach suburbs but we also have people who travel from the other side of Adelaide to come and join us, for singing and supper on Wednesday nights.

It’s a ‘Goldilocks’ choir

Not too formal, not too casual, it’s the perfect mix of learning and fun. Quite a few of our choir members have sung in different choirs for many years. Others have never sung outside of the shower or their car, and some didn’t even get into their high school musical! But here, all voices are welcome.

Not 1 but 2 choir leaders

We love our fabulous choir leaders, Heather Frahn and Michelle Byrne. They’re professional singers and musicians, love what they do and bring their wonderful Earth Mother energy and enthusiasm to lead our choir — with not only their voices but guitar and drum, too!

Uplifting songs

Our songs are quite unique. World music. Traditional songs from tribes and cultures across the globe, plus original songs composed by Heather and Michelle.

If you love the idea of singing in a group, learning beautiful songs and creating harmony, come join us.

For more information: Check out our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/WOVKingstonP… or call David Kelly on 0414 516 986

handmade hemp jewellery by Heather Frahn

Heather’s handmade hemp jewellery!

Most of you would know me from music and sound in some way. But did you know that I also make jewellery? I studied jewellery making in the late 1990’s when I was a youngster, and over the years I’ve really enjoyed dabbling in it still, even though music has been my main creative focus. I love natural materials like wood, twine, shells and seeds. I’m very chuffed to announce that my good friend Sally Francis and daughter Isla, have invited me to have some of my handmade hemp jewellery in their new sustainable shop ‘Perhaps Hand’, situated in a groovy little spot in Adelaide’s city.​

Go grab yourself a gift, or buy up on sustainable items for Christmas for your loved ones at ‘Perhaps Hand’!

Here’s the details about ‘Perhaps Hand’:

Run by Sally and Isla Francis, the ‘perhaps hand’ store promotes sustainable living through the sale of recycled and handmade goods, including clothing, books, jewellery, artworks, skin care and homeware products.
They make it easy for you to buy responsibly with the health of our future in mind. Feel good about purchasing with 5% of their sales donated to Conservation SA.

Based at The Mill artist precinct in Adelaide, the ‘perhaps hand’ store is situated in a lively arts environment and is located adjacent to the central gallery space, which hosts an ongoing artist residency program, and other creative retail outlets (see website for more details).

Opening Hours: Fridays 10am – 6pm, and Saturdays 11am-5pm
Address:
The Mill, 154 Angas St, Adelaide SA 5000

Dream Weaving – community arts event presented by The Hutt St Centre, Adelaide

‘Dream Weaving’ – a community arts event presented by the Hutt St Centre

Would you like to help homeless and vulnerable people in Adelaide? Yes you can, by coming along to the ‘Dream Weaving’ event on Thursday December 6th 2018 and make a donation to the Hutt Street Centre. We would love to see you!
I have had the privilege of working for the Hutt Street Centre for the last few years off and on with music and wellbeing programs. The staff at Hutt St do an amazing job by supporting people who are homeless, at risk, or vulnerable. One of their programs is ‘The Harmony Weavers’ Womens Wellbeing Choir which I co-facilitate each week with fellow music-sister Michelle Byrne. Throughout this year we’ve met for singing, sound healing, meditation and social time. It’s been a true highlight of my life!
The Harmony Weavers is sharing some songs at the ‘Dream Weaving’ event in collaboration with Hutt Street Centre’s Drama Group, facilitated by incredible actress (and my good friend!) Bronwen James. I would really love to see you there to help us share our weaving of dreams with you through poems, songs, music and stories. Here’s the details:

When: Thursday Dec 6th 2018
Time
: Light food provided from 5:30pm.  Show starts 6pm. (concludes approx 7pm)
Free entry, but please, if you can, make a donation to help support the great work of the Hutt Street Centre. There will be ways to donate on the night.

RSVP HERE

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/dream-weaving-a-collaboration-of-hutt-st-centres-drama-group-and-womens-wellbeing-choir-tickets-51948065061

Please phone NINA on 0428 357 904 for more info or RSVP via Eventbrite link above.

Touch & Go – Performs in Sydney October 9-10 2018

Hi everyone! I’m excited to announce that next week I’ll be joining the Sally Chance Dance Company on our tour to Sydney performing Touch & Go at the Parramatta Riverside Theatres in the Spot On Children’s Festival. It’s going to be a blast! If you have a little one aged between 24-36 months, please come along to the show that’s been devised especially for them!!

Touch & Go

 

Harmony Weavers Women’s Wellbeing Choir

Facilitators Michelle Byrne and Heather Frahn.

The Hutt Street Centre Proudly Presents
The Harmony Weavers
A Womens Wellbeing Choir
Facilitated by Michelle Byrne and Heather Frahn

The Harmony Weavers is a women’s wellbeing choir aspiring to heal, to empower, and to build resilience and friendships. Each session includes singing, music, sound healing, mindfulness meditation, and afternoon tea. No experience required, no auditions. A heart opening, uplifting and soul inspiring gathering for all women. Come join us!

FREE Weekly Gatherings in Adelaide city.
Wednesdays 1:00pm start until 2:30pm approx.
(During SA school term dates only)

at the Minor Works Building
22 Stamford Court, Adelaide, SA

RSVP ESSENTIAL
Please Phone Olivia on ‭0408 083 962‬ for more info to RSVP

The Harmony Weavers is a Free community event for all women. Donations are graciously accepted, with proceeds going to the Hutt Street Centre to help Adelaide’s homeless. www.huttstcentre.org.au
Proudly sponsored by MaD Promo Poster Distribution www.madpromo.com.au

With One Voice Community Choir – Kingston Park SA

Do you live in the southern suburbs of Adelaide, SA? Would you like to be part of an inclusive community arts based program? Have you always loved singing but haven’t found the right place to sing regularly?

Well, the With One Voice Community Choir that I’m facilitating with my music colleague Michelle Byrne, may be just the thing for you!

DID YOU KNOW THAT SINGING CHANGES YOUR BRAIN?
You’re invited to experience the joy, freedom and inspiration of song at the With One Voice choir!

  • no auditions and no singing experience needed
  • all ages, faiths, cultures and backgrounds welcome
  • participation by tax-deductible donation
  • Through singing, supper and The Wish List, we build supportive communities better-placed to face challenges like mental illness, social isolation, cultural tension and unemployment.

Weekly rehearsals + supper
Every Wednesday night 6:00-8:00pm
(during SA school terms only)
with facilitators Heather Frahn and Michelle Byrne
at Kingston House, Cameron Avenue, Kingston Park SA 5049

Whether or not you think you can sing, you will be warmly welcomed at With One Voice Kingston Park and encouraged to join in and discover the voice you never knew you had.

Join now! No singing experience necessary, everyone is welcome.

Simply come along and enjoy, or contact David Kelly. Click here for David’s contact details on the choir’s flyer.

Calling all 2 year olds and babies – Heather performing at Festival 2018 – Gold Coast with Sally Chance Dance Company

“Touch & Go” by Sally Chance Dance. Pictured L-R: Stephen Noonan, Heather Frahn, Felecia Hick. Photo courtesy of Artplay Melbourne.

So excited to announce that I’ll be performing with the Sally Chance Dance Company in two productions at the Festival 2018 on the Gold Coast QLD

The two productions we’re showing there at Touch & Go (for 2 year olds) and Nursery (for babies aged 4-18 months). I’ll be performing alongside my dear and treasured colleagues Sally Chance, Stephen Noonan, and Felecia Hick. The shows are produced by Insite Arts. These shows are delightful and you can get all the information about the show times and venue at the following links:

Touch & Go – for children aged 2 years.

Touch and Go entices, dares and entertains children in a playful environment.

Your two-year-old child will enter a wonderful world of shapes and pathways, stepping stones and lines, with two friendly dancers and a live guitarist.

Along the way, children are enticed to become part of the performance. They are free to take part or observe, venture out or stay close, touch and go – just as they need to.


Nursery – for babies aged 4-18 months

Celebrate the moment-by-moment fascination of a being a baby in this ground-breaking and beautiful production.

Enter a safe and special play space in which babies and performers together create beauty, delight and a sense of connection.

Developed through extensive research into ways in which babies and their adults tune into one another, this gentle piece is presented especially for babies and their adults.

Nursery by Sally Dance Chance is performed by two dancers and a musician.

Ages: Under 2 years old

Sounds of Samadhi – Meditation & Sound Event with Heather Frahn and Trish Blythman – May 4th 2018

Join Trish Blythman and Heather Frahn for this special collaboration of meditation and sound. Trish and Heather will take you on an inward journey combining the mediums of sound healing, sacred music, mantra, and meditation. Like a sonic hug for your soul, they will interweave therapeutic sound and music instruments, with ancient mantra and ethereal vocals

 

 

 

~ Sounds of Samadhi ~

Union of Sound and Meditation
Relax and Journey to Inner Stillness

Friday, 4 May 2018 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
in the Tara Hall

(at Buddha House 496 Magill Road Magill Burnside 5072, Australia)

Join Trish Blythman and Heather Frahn for this special collaboration of meditation and sound. Trish and Heather will take you on an inward journey combining the mediums of sound healing, sacred music, mantra, and meditation. Like a sonic hug for your soul, they will interweave therapeutic sound and music instruments, with ancient mantra and ethereal vocals

Bookings:

Tickets to this special event are $50 each plus booking fee.
We would love you to share this blissful evening with a friend! So we have made a discount price of 2 tickets for $40 each ($80 total + BF)
Bookings are Essential.
To secure your place at this event you will need to book online via Sticky Tickets at http://tix.yt/samadhi

Not suitable for children, due to length of session

On-line tickets close at 11:59 pm on Thursday May 3rd.
* * Please note all ticket sales are non-refundable.**
Tickets may however be transferred to another person who can attend in the case of your absence.
For enquiries Trish on 0412 612 447

 

What To Bring:

This offering is best received sitting with back supported, or laying down.
For your comfort please bring a bottle of water, cushion/s, blanket and yoga mat.
Please note some of the session will include a guided meditation where we will be sitting down. Chairs, and meditation cushions will be available to use.

 

About Trish and Heather:

In addition to years of experience with sacred sound, music and meditation, Trish and Heather are Certified Sound Therapists through the British Academy of Sound Therapy, with Diplomas of Sound Therapy Practitioner Level and Group Sound Therapy. Heather is a Trained Meditation Teacher through Lifeflow Meditation Centre, and has years of experience guiding mindfulness meditation within community and corporate settings.

 

Contra-Indications

British Academy of Sound Therapy advises that Soundbaths/Sound Immersions may not be suitable for the following conditions. Please also advise Trish if you are:

  • In the first trimester of pregnancy, or any of the following medical conditions
  • Have seizures, epilepsy, clinical depression, bipolar or any serious mental health conditions
  • Have any metal implants or plates in the body
  • Particularly sensitive to sound

 

Disclaimer:

A minimum number of bookings is required to facilitate this session. If that number is not reached within 24hours of the event start time, it will be cancelled. If the event is cancelled, all ticket holders will be notified via facebook or text message informing you of your options to either-   a) Defer ticket to next event or             b) Receive a full refund

Further Enquiries:

For more info call Trish on 0412 612 447

 

Music Available:

Trish and Heather will have copies of their CD’s available for purchase. More information about Trish at www.integrationforlife.com.au and Heather at www.heatherfrahn.com 

 

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Rock Your Sole – Sat Nov 18th 2017

Rock Your Sole – Sat Nov 18th

A music and wellbeing project of Hutt Street Centre

Rock Your Sole is a concert featuring live music from “The Outsiders”, “The Harmony Weavers” women’s community choir, and “The JMG Band”. All proceeds go to Hutt Street Centre.

harmony weavers womens choir – heather frahn – michelle byrne – photo by Nikki Hartmann

This year I have had the honour of co-facilitating weekly singing for wellbeing sessions with Michelle Byrne, working with a beautiful group of women from all walks of life. The women’s singing group “The Harmony Weavers” has been created to provide a safe space for women to share and enjoy the benefits of music and meaningful connection.

Our singing sessions are leading toward a community performance ‘Rock Your Sole’ on Saturday November 18th 2017. We are all excited about this concert, and hope you can come along and make a donation to Hutt St Centre, and enjoy the show for the afternoon. See you there for this lovely day of community, connection, and celebration.

Sound Water Waves – Exhibition

Sound Water Waves

Art Exhibition Official Opening
Thurs Nov 2nd 2017
at the SASA Gallery, Adelaide

Artist talks @ 4:30pm
Official opening @ 6:00pm

Exhibition runs until November 17th
Gallery opening hours 11am-5pm Mon-Fri

I am so excited to announce that I’m part of a group art exhibition that opens this week. I have created an interactive sound and projection work called “flow still”, and also a soundscape design that can be heard throughout the gallery. This Thursday night Nov 2nd, will be the launching of this exhibition “Sound Water Waves” at the SASA Gallery with artists Bridgette Minuzzo, Margaret Worth, and Lorry Wedding-Marchioro. The artists will be talking publicly about their works at 4:30pm, and at 6:00pm is the official opening by Dr Christine Nicholls.I’d absolutely love to see you there to share in this special event and celebration of the works on show. Please share this info with those who might be interested.