All posts by Louise

Connection to Country

Our traditional film fundraiser looks a bit different in 2020.

This year we will, from the comfort of our own homes, journey into the stunning Burrup Peninsula through the beautifully shot feature documentary Connection to Country.

  • Documentary: Connection to Country
  • Date: Thursday June 25th from 7-8.30pm.
  • Cost: $10 for one person / $20 for 2 or more watching in the one location
  • Where to buy Tix: Trybooking

About the film:  Connection to Country

Read a review of the film by SBS:

“For a long time Tyson Mowarin had wanted to make a film that was able to demonstrate what connection to country really meant to Aboriginal people. Tired of seeing sacred sites decimated and deregistered by the Western Australian government, just over a year ago he decided to pick up the camera to try and show what many seemingly misunderstand.”

Proceeds: Split evenly between the Buurup Peninsula Protection Campaign and the Choir.

About the Burrup Peninsula Protection Campaign:

The Western Australian Pilbara is home to stunning evidence of Australia’s 40,000-year-old cultural heritage, much of which is threatened by the booming mining industry. This powerful film shows how people of the Pilbara are fighting back: documenting the rock art, recording sacred sites and battling to get their unique cultural heritage recognised, ‘digitised’ & celebrated.

How will it work?

Once you have purchased your ticket, you will be sent a link to the Zoom meeting. The choir will send you a password the day before the screening. You’ll need to click through to the meeting just before 7 pm on Thursday, June 25.

This is a licensed screening of the documentary. We are investigating the possibility of allowing viewing at other times.

Dare to Believe: August 25

Hot on the heels of our whirlwind tour of WA, Dare to Believe showcases the best of our current repertoire. We’re back at the Lithuanian Club in North Melbourne to show you just how great we sound after touring together! Enjoy old favourites alongside some show-stopping new tunes. There’s something for everyone!

We’re also thrilled to be joined by Tilley, a local singer,
songwriter and vocal coach who sings of love, loathing, transformation and what it means to be human. A fabulous opener to what promises to be an amazing show.

BWC goes West!

We’ve packed our bags and are heading West!

On Friday, 31 May we will gather in Denmark, WA, spend three days at the Denmark Festival of Voice, then meander back towards Perth for a big closing gig on Saturday 8 June. 
Along the way we’ll meet choirs, swap songs, join with children’s choirs, enjoy the local delights (Margaret River wineries, anyone?) and have a rollicking good time! 

On The Basis Of Sex movie poster

Film Fundraiser on 6 March

Film Fundraiser on 6 March

See On The Basis Of Sex, the story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, while helping to raise funds for the Brunswick Women’s Choir’s tour.

On The Basis Of Sex tells the story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and how she took on the system to fight for equality. We think she’s our kind of woman!

If you’re planning to see this movie, come and see it with us! You’ll get to see the movie, hear a few songs and feel the satisfaction of helping us raise funds for our upcoming tour of the West!

So join us on 6 March at Cinema Nova, Carlton, for a 6.30 showing.

Book at TryBooking (tickets: $25 full and $17 concession).

Find out more about the film on YouTube.

Raise Her Voice: November 18

Mark your diaries and book your tickets  – our annual showcase is back on November 18
This year, our repertoire has been chosen to help you reflect on the precariousness of life and connect with a powerful message of strength and solidarity.
We’re excited to introduce several new songs and revive a few old favourites.
Join us as we sing for a better world.
When: November 18, 2018
Times: 2 pm and 5 pm (doors open 30 mins prior)
Where: Lithuanian Club, 44 Errol Street, North Melbourne
Tickets: $25 full, $18 concession, $10 kids (under 15; under fives are free)
Buy tickets at Trybooking.

We’re heading for Hobart!

We’re so excited to be part of the Festival of Voices! We’ll be popping up all over Hobart town from Wednesday 11 to Saturday  14 July. Rug up warm and come along!

Wednesday, 5.30 pm – Hotel Grand Chancellor
Wednesday, 10.40 pm – Singers Lounge, 77 Salamanca Place
11.00 am Thursday – Bright Eyes Cafe, Brooke Street Pier
1.30 pm Thursday – Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hunter St
10.40 pm Thursday – Singers Lounge, 77 Salamanca Place
10.30 am Friday – Elizabeth Mall, Elizabeth St
12.30 pm Friday – LINC State Lending Library, Murray St
8.30 pm Friday – Singers Lounge, 77 Salamanca Place
10.30 am Saturday – Salamanca Square
1.00 pm Saturday – Red Decker Bus, Brooke Street Pier
8.00 pm, Saturday – Singers Lounge, 77 Salamanca Place

Check us out!

Sometimes we find it really hard to answer the question: What kind of music do you sing? This new promotional video answers it for us!

Get the lowdown on our current favourite songs, hear from our directors about what drives us and listen to samples of our songs – from the reverent to the irreverent … and everything in between!

Enjoy! and don’t forget to tell all your friends…