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, in collaboration with UnitingCare West, 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. Our VoiceworksPLUS participants include both disabled and non-disabled members.
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
Patron of VoiceworksPLUS
VoiceworksPLUS in the media
VoiceworksPLUS were recently interviewed on Channel 7’s Today Tonight. Be sure to find this video on our facebook page and give it a like.
As UnitingCare West is no longer able to support the program, 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, support our VoiceworksPLUS program here:
VoiceworksPLUS Centre Stage Events
Tickets for upcoming shows are available here.
Upcoming Show: Much Ado About Something (or Back Off Buster)
The seaside town of Cosy Corner is under threat because ruthless property developer Nigel Nock-em-down wants uninterrupted ocean views from his Mc Mansion.On the eve of the town’s big event Sculpture by the Sea,Nigel’s wrecking ball is poised to wipe Cosy Corner off the map.
Can Madam WhodoyaThinkyouare be tricked into giving Nigel her Seal of Approval?
Will Handsome Henry and Millie Delicious be able to save the sculptures?
And will the Dames ever be ‘road ready’ on their tricycle built for three?
VoiceworksPLUS invites you to partake in their hilarious pantomime
Much Ado about Something
Back Off Buster
A moral tale in which unacceptable behaviour gets you everywhere at the beginning
but nowhere in the end. #backoffbuster
If you’re looking for some really great entertainment in your local neighbourhood, then come and join us for agreat fun musical event that will change your life and your appreciation of Pantomime forever.
Featuring Special Guest Artist –Rob Pring
Writer & Director – Maggie Wilde West
Musical Director piano and vocals – Gavin Nicklette
Choreographer – Kim Addison
Members of Vocal Ensemble Voiceworks
AND …The Cast of VoiceworksPLUS
Where: Shenton Park Community Centre
Cnr Herbert &Onslow Rds
When: Tuesday September 25 7.30–9.00 pm
Wednesday September 26 7.30–9.00 pm
For more information: contact Deirdre on 0417 962 036
Seating is limited so you’ll need to book your seats early to avoid disappointment.
The cast would also like you to join them after the show for some nibbles and drinks.
Voiceworks Plus is a professionally directed Musical Theatre Ensemble for young people who are living with disabilities.