Honour roll

The Honour Roll recognises past State and
Territory and National Award recipients

Young Australian of the Year


2020 QLD Young Australian of the Year Nominee

Astrid Jorgensen

State: Queensland

Pub Choir founder

Founder and director of the community music initiative and social media sensation Pub Choir, Astrid Jorgensen uses her love of singing and community and her extensive social media presence to make a difference.

At each Pub Choir event, Astrid brings together a crowd of strangers to learn and perform a popular song in three-part harmonies. The unique performance is filmed and shared widely on social media.

In just two years, Pub Choir has raised over $160,000 for multiple charities, including Love Your Sister, MND & Me, Second Chance Program, Black Rainbow, Red House, OzHarvest, Share The Dignity, Children's Ground, and Veterans Off The Street Australia (VOTSA).

Driven by the belief that singing belongs to everyone, Astrid is revolutionising the concept of the choir. She is also passionate about diversity, especially female and First Nations people representation. Astrid uses her role as a leader to create a vibrant community and positively influence others through the joy of group singing.


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