More than a choir, the Brunswick Women’s Choir are a collective of women who are passionate about social justice and believe music has the power to unite, inspire and foster change. A diverse community of 40, we have a stronger voice together. We sing for equality, for women and to make a difference.
Our repertoire celebrates nature, protests social injustice and embraces the human spirit. It speaks to the fragility of life, conveys strength and solidarity, and challenges the audience.
Nothing makes us happier than collaborating with others who share our values and believe in building a better world.
Cathy Nixon has been leading the choir since its inception in 1991. Cathy has a lifetime of work believing that the sum is way greater than the parts, and is committed to the social change movement through the arts and other community endeavours.
She trained as a music teacher in the 1980s and has taught music in various forms ever since.
In 1991 Cathy was approached to begin a women’s choir in Brunswick and hence the Brunswick Women’s Choir was born.
Since the choir was formed Cathy has been recognised several times for her personal contributions.
In 2001 Cathy was included in a book published by the Victorian Women’s Trust, “Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives”.
In 2002 she was awarded the prestigious Vida Goldstein Award for contribution to the arts.
As part of International Women’s Day celebrations in 2003, Cathy received an award from Moreland Council for her major contribution to the well being of the women of Moreland.
Cathy is acknowledged in the wider musical arena by her peers as a skilled and visionary leader, who inspires and challenges those people who have the opportunity to learn from her.