Introducing Barb McFarlane
Barb could sing before she could walk as making music was a big part of family life. Barb has sung with many bands over the years, including Claptonesque with her brother on lead guitar and vocals, but she missed making spontaneous music with groups of people. Take away the stage and microphones and you suddenly have the freedom to make sounds for the pleasure of doing it in that moment.
Barb found Community Music Victoria in 2001 where she learnt ways of bringing singing into people’s lives. She lead many singing circles, flash mobs and “Sing for Fun” groups throughout the Dandenong Ranges. This built her confidence to a point where forming a fully fledged community choir seemed the natural next step. And so VoKallista was born in 2009.
“Every week I’m grateful for the group of singers and souls who make up VoKallista and the support that Libby, my Assistant Director with many hats, shares,” says Barb.
Introducing Libby Price
HRH Libby is from Adelaide but love brought her across the border. With friends and family a day’s drive away, it was time to gather a new community around her. She started by joining the local brass band New Horizons where she discovered a vibrant music network in the Hills.
She finally hooked up with Barb in 2011 and the rest, as they say, is history. Her most recent venture is leading groups as part of the Voice Mob Project, designed in the name of fun and creativity, bringing shower singers and car soloists from across the Yarra Ranges together to make music.