Who is Indian Blue Chorus?

Indian Blue Chorus, a Western Australian women’s barbershop chorus, was launched on 19 February 2013 with a 6-week singing course.

Indian Blue is a member of Sweet Adelines International, a singing organisation made up of 25 000 women worldwide, committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performance.

Indian Blue Chorus’ primary aim is to sing and perform – but along the way, we know great friendships will be developed. It is often said that women “join for the singing and stay for the friendships!” The chorus will provide education and training in a supportive and exciting environment from local, national and international coaches. The opportunity for personal growth is also a very important part of belonging to this organisation. 

We are all different in so many ways,
but through friendship, 
we uplift, inspire and encourage eachother
to be the best we can be!

On a beautiful September morning, members of Indian Blue Chorus and the Kinross Primary School community gathered together to paint a tree blue and raise awareness around mental health. It was particularly fitting that this was just a few days after ‘R U OK Day’. To celebrate our birthday, every year we select a community-based organisation to support in some way, and in 2020, we chose the Blue Tree Project, which aims to encourage people to start difficult conversations and open up if they are suffering from depression and/or anxiety. 

The project was inspired by a story told at Jayden Whyte’s funeral on 23 November 2019, when 5 years earlier, he and a close friend painted a tree on his family farm, wondering how long it would be before anyone noticed the deep blue tree on the horizon. The tree was painted out of love, mischief and friendship. Jayden’s loved ones were not aware of the extent of his mental health issues and so did not have the opportunity to support him at a critical time. He was overlooked by an overwhelmed health system which was not made for modern society’s mental health issues.

Our own lives at Indian Blue were touched significantly by the death, in July 2020, of Nathan Smalley – son of our member Brenda, and her husband, Keith. Sadly, Nathan is not alone with nine Australians dying every day by suicide – that’s more than double the road toll. Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians between the ages of 15 and 44.

We know within our own chorus and the local community; many have been impacted by mental health challenges. We hope that by coming together with Kinross Primary School, who are taking a proactive approach to educating their students about mental wellbeing, we are, in some way, making an impact within our community.

upcoming events

Sunday 21 November 2021
Bunnings Mindarie Sausage Sizzle

Swing past the barbie and support IBC

Sunday 28 November 2021
Christmas Carols at the Vines

Residents only event

Saturday 4 December 2021
Our annual Community Bus Sing Out

finishing at Hillarys Boardwalk
IBC will be carolling around the marina from about 4.00ish (details coming)

Sunday 5 December 2021
Jindee Christmas markets
IBC will be carolling at the markets from about 5.30 (stay tuned for details)

Sunday 19 December 2021
Hillarys Boardwalk

Sunset carols on the Boardwalk

Weekly Rehearsals

Tuesdays from 7.15pm to 10.00pm
Bramston Park Community Centre - 16 Mattingleys Approach, Burns Beach

In compliance with our COVID plan, if you are interested in visiting Indian Blue Chorus, please email Barb, Membership Coordinator, to check if we are open for guests.

Turn into Burns Beach Rd and head west. Go around the first round about after Marmion Avenue, so you are now heading east and TURN LEFT into Mattingleys Approach. Enter building from WEST SIDE (oval side).

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