State of Alert

Composed by Jenny Sawer and James Halligan
Performed by Canberra Qwire, Proudly LGBTIQ+
Accompaniment by Jessica Stewart
Produced by Karen Wilden




Karen Wilden and Jenny Sawer were interviewed on ABC Radio Canberra with Adrienne Francis, 12 December 2020 and 28 January 2021.
Canberra Qwire wish to thank ABC Radio Canberra and Adrienne for this opportunity and permission to publish the interview recording.

  State of Alert was composed and arranged for Qwire by our very own Jenny Sawer and her partner Jim Halligan. Jenny and Jim wrote State of Alert in early 2020 in response to the bushfire emergency. This haunting and poignant song covers themes of community, crisis, mental health and climate change. 



Love to sing? Come and try.
Canberra Qwire rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings. 


COVID safe Canberra Qwire rehearsals run from 7pm-9pm each Thursday, pre-registration for existing members is compulsory.  New members should contact regarding joining our Qwire. 




You want to try singing in a choir but don't know where to start?
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We will start singing at 7 pm, so please arrive around 6.45pm
so we have time to get you settled in.

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