The streets of Perth came alive on Friday 13 April when close to 1000 singers and musicians gathered to harness the power of music and raise awareness of homelessness in Western Australia.

‘Love Never Failed Us Yet’ was a large-scale community event presented by the UWA Conservatorium of Music. It featured a performance of a 1971 composition by Gavin Bryars called Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet, which loops a recording of an unknown homeless man singing a hymn.

The audio was amplified and played on a large slow-moving trolley that the audience followed to a final destination in Forrest Place and a massed performance by all involved.

The performance featured staff and students from the UWA Conservatorium of Music staff, WASO, the Spirit of the Streets Choir and a number of school and community ensembles stationed throughout Hay Street and Murray Street malls, who joined in with the looped voice as the trolley passed.

The event launched the WA Alliance to End Homelessness's #EndHomelessnessWA campaign.