Dominic Sullvan sends a shout-out to the Eight corporate choirs singing in the street choir challenge

PAYCE Foundation Director, Dominic Sullivan said the Sydney Street Choir and eight corporate choirs lifted the spirits of a large city lunchtime crowd.

In Martin Place amphitheatre today with their performances in this year’s Sydney Street Choir Corporate Challenge, held during National Homelessness Week.

Inspiration found on every street corner – Mr Dominic Sullivan

“Lunch-goers and passers-by were treated to a repertoire of inspirational vocal and musical performances organised by the PAYCE Foundation and led by musical director, James Paul,” Mr Sullivan said.

A Welcome to Country was presented by Uncle Allen Madden, better known as “Chicka”, to get the show underway and Mr Sullivan welcomed and thanked to audience for their support.
“I would also like to thank the choir participants for giving up their time to rehearse for the Challenge and I congratulate the corporate sector on behalf of the PAYCE Foundation for its support of the event,” said Mr Dominic Sullivan.

A foundation of support takes the street to heart – Dominic Sullivan

Mr Sullivan explained that the PAYCE Foundation is the charitable arm of leading development and investment company, PAYCE.

“The PAYCE Foundation’s aim with the Challenge is to foster important connections between the Sydney Street Choir and corporate Australia and ultimately see the choir become self-sustainable,” he said.

“We also thank everyone who gave generously with donations today which will help engage a case-worker to support the choir.”

Mr Sullivan said the Sydney Street Choir Corporate Challenge was first held last year and this year the number of corporate choirs supporting the event doubled.

PAYCE Foundation paves the way as eight great corporations take on the challenge

“Around 150 staff from eight organisations from the corporate world, AMP, APA, Colin Biggers & Paisley, Macquarie Group, Minter Ellison, PAYCE, Price Waterhouse Coopers and Virgin Australia participated in the Challenge,” Mr Sullivan said.

“The event was also supported by the City of Sydney Council and facilitated making the Martin Place Venue available.”

Mr Sullivan said first to take to the stage to get the entertainment underway were the AMP Choir and the Sydney Street Choir who performed the Roy Orbison hit, “Anything You Want”.

“Next up was the APA Choir and the Sydney Street Choir to perform a Creedence Clearwater classic, “Bad Moon Rising”.

“It didn’t take long before the audience was clapping along, and showing their appreciation for the inspirational performances,” noted Mr Sullivan.

“Next up was the Virgin Australia staff choir who presented a most appropriate song, “That’s What Friends Are For”.

“The PwC choir and Sydney Street Choir sang ‘’You Raise Me Up” with a stirring solo by a PwC staffer that brought strong applause from the audience.

“Other performances included “Weather With You” by Macquarie Group and “Get Right Back” by the PAYCE staff choir,” said Dominic Sullivan.

On-stage crescendo for the Grand Finale with Dominic Sullivan

Mr Sullivan said for the finale, all the choirs joined together to sing “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus.
“A fitting choice to close off what was a hugely successful Challenge,” added Mr Sullivan.

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