Big Sing in the Desert is an activity of Big Sing Incorporated, a not-for-profit association established to foster and support community singing and music, and provide opportunities for musical and cultural sharing. 8CCC Community Radio - Alice Springs Big Sing in the Desert is supported by 8CCC Community radio, Alice Springs
Big Sing in the Desert 2015

Jill Parliament

The Jill Parliament Memorial Scholarship Fund

Purpose:

Financial support for an individual of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent wishing to attend an activity of Big Sing Inc.

Who can apply:

Any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person wishing to develop singing and choral skills, and wishing to attend a Big Sing Inc event during 2018. In 2018, preference will be given to an Aboriginal person living or residing in NSW. No age limit.

Amount:

Up to $2000 per year to cover the cost of transport,
accommodation and attendance at a Big Sing Inc event.

To apply: Email Jodie@rachelhore.com for an application form.


Jill Elizabeth Parliament (1951 – 2016)

Jill Parliament left Canada with a backpack and guitar to travel around the world. She made many friends on her travels and often said that singing allowed her to easily meet new people.
In addition to meeting other travellers, her songs helped make connections across cultural differences in Fiji, New Zealand, India and in her new home in Australia. One of her first trips outside Sydney was to Aboriginal communities in NSW.

Over the years, Jill attended many of Rachel’s workshops and was delighted to join the Pop Up Choir in Canberra in 2015. Her family believes that using the positive power of singing to forge new bonds between Indigenous and non-indigenous Australians is a fitting tribute to her life full of friends and music.


Big Sing in the Desert is an activity of Big Sing Incorporated, a not-for-profit association established to foster and support community singing and music, and provide opportunities for musical and cultural sharing.