Lullabies of Our Lives: Singing in Multicultural Harmony

Lullaby Train


Dr Samantha Dieckmann has been working with multicultural singing group Lullabies of Our Lives, bringing the diverse communities of Melbourne’s north together — one song at a time.

The Lullaby Choir, a joint initiative of The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music at The University of Melbourne and Coburg’s Victorian Cooperative on Children’s Services for Ethnic Groups New Futures program, aims to promote cultural connection through the lullabies that soothe babes the world over.

Come and meet the choristers and learn about the power of song. Discover more about Samantha’s long-running research project about lullabies and the intersection between music and emotions in this article.

Engaged through The University of Melbourne-Melbourne Recital Centre Learning Partnership.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & The University of Melbourne


This production is part of the following series:

Talking About Music

If you want to go deeper into what makes music work or the effect it has on our mind and wellbeing, Melbourne Recital Centre regularly presents informative and entertaining talks.

Music on the Mind

Music on the Mind investigates the power of music and its relation to social wellbeing, participation, learning and development as well as the role music plays in our contemporary communities.