David Humphreys

At ninety five years of age David Humphreys, without fanfare or assistance, mounts the five or so steps onto the stage in the Girton Grammar Junior School hall to have his photo taken and to be interviewed. He is a classical music lover, so perhaps having to master the modern rock genre that defines the … More David Humphreys

Frank Roberts

Frank Roberts reckons that you don’t meet many genuine friends in a lifetime so he counts himself extremely lucky and somewhat surprised to have met fellow choir member, David, with whom he has created a unique bond. At 95 years of age, David is the oldest Forever Choir member but Frank maintains that their friendship … More Frank Roberts

Moya Anderson

When Moya bravely turned up to her first Forever Young choir rehearsal on her own, a lady called Eril immediately approached her and invited Moya to sit with her. Eril and Moya have been sitting together at Forever Young choir rehearsals ever since, and that was 4 years ago. “There is such a sense of … More Moya Anderson

Christine Haddrick

Christine has been with the Forever Young choir since its inception. She responded to the invitation to join from another choir member because she thought it might help her meet people and adjust to life in Bendigo, having just retired and moved from Melbourne. She says in hindsight that taking on two massive life changes at … More Christine Haddrick

Brenda Thomas

Brenda Thomas is as insightful as she is cheeky. She has a lightness of being and a twinkle in her eye which she says is at least in part because she is a member of the Forever Young choir. “Before joining the choir I was emotionally and physically unwell,” she says. “I needed to get … More Brenda Thomas

Richard Dole

Richard had just retired when he saw an article in the local newspaper about the Forever Young choir. “I enjoy singing and I like rock and roll so joining the choir seemed like a good idea,” he said. Richard has sung in church choirs at various times so he knew roughly what he was in … More Richard Dole

Elaine Cornish

Elaine Cornish has been singing in one form or another for most of her life. She has performed in various shows, at weddings and reviews. But her motivation to join the Forever Young choir was quite cathartic. “I was travelling in a caravan around Australia with my husband when we found out that he was … More Elaine Cornish