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Sing-along to Hospital Hitz 2019

Friday 13 December 2019 in News from the Cancer Centre

Hospital Hitz 2019 features the beautiful voices of children at the Hospital singing their favourite songs in a compilation CD that is perfect for Christmas. Music Therapists Miriam Cromie, Roxanne McLeod and Ivy Wallace produced the recordings, using editing software to mix and master tracks, to create an upbeat disc that is fun to listen to.

"The CDs are made up of songs recorded in music therapy sessions where the patient and their families would like to be involved," said Miriam. 

Cover art for the CD, featuring Santa on a sunny day, was created by Bradley, a 12-year-old patient. Production of the discs continues a tradition established over a decade ago at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead of patients creating a CD to be shared.

Oncology patients sing two-thirds of the tracks on this year’s disc which can be purchased for $5 at the Oncology reception desk, Camperdown and Variety Wards and the Volunteers’ Shop.

Most of the funds raised will go towards the cost of producing the discs which includes the CDs, plastic cases, printing, and duplication and the remainder will help buy instruments to use with patients.

Occasionally, very soft beeps and voices may be heard in the background of songs which are a small reminder that the recording studio is a hospital, transformed into a fun environment by the music therapists, for the children to showcase their talents and share their joy of music.

Different versions of songs on the CD arose due to their popularity and because they were the songs the singers loved most.

Have a sing-along with the 30 songs on the disc which are:

  1. A Whole New World – Kiara 4 yrs & Mum
  2. Old McDonald had a Farm - Haripriya 5 yrs & OTC friends
  3. Five Little Ducks - Beren 5 yrs
  4. The Banana Song - Anella 10 yrs
  5. Paw Patrol - Mackenzie 4 yrs
  6. Austin Has a Sound (+ Incy Wincy Spider) - Austin 4 mths
  7. Pokemon - Milla 6 yrs
  8. Baa Baa Black Sheep - Rakshitha 5 yrs
  9. Ode to Joy - JP 9 yrs
  10. 5 Cheeky Monkeys - Harry 4 yrs
  11. Mary had a Little Lamb - Rakshitha 5 yrs
  12. Baby Shark - Bilal 2 yrs
  13. Twinkle Twinkle - Haripriya 5 yrs
  14. 5 Cheeky Monkeys - Abdallah 4 yrs
  15. Pussy Cat - Dhanvi 7 yrs
  16. Speechless – Kiara 4 yrs & Mum
  17. Super Cyto-toxic - Junayd 10 yrs
  18. Drumming Jam - JP 9 yrs
  19. The Wheels on the Bus - Mackenzie 4 yrs
  20. Do You Want to Build a Snowman - Emily 4 yrs
  21. Twinkle Twinkle - Beren 5 yrs
  22. A Soothing Song - Junayd 10 yrs, Bella 5 yrs & OTC friends
  23. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - JP 9 yrs (Bells & Drum)
  24. Johnny Johnny - Maddison 2 yrs
  25. Ants Go Marching - Georgia 7 yrs
  26. Twinkle Twinkle - Emily 4 yrs
  27. Baby Shark - Karim 6 yrs
  28. Trouble - Bradley 12 yrs (keyboard)
  29. In the Jungle - Amani 11 yrs
  30. Twinkle Twinkle - Dhanvi 7 yrs

Children who were featured were excited to hear their voices on the CD, and their parents were keen to share it with relatives at Christmas time. Thanks to them, and their talented music therapists, we can all enjoy their beautiful music.



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