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Singing for you this Christmas…

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Saturday 6 December – Sydney Road, Brunswick

If you are out and about on Sydney Rd Brunswick this Saturday December 6 you may well spot the Brunswick Women’s Choir. We’ll be starting outside Barkly Square at 11am and will sing our way up to Sparta Place finishing at 1pm. Take a break from your shopping and enjoy some live music with a festive spirit! See you there…

Saturday 13 December – Carols in All Nations, City of Darebin

Bring your picnic and best singing voice to join Brunswick Women’s Choir and many other wonderful performers for Darebin’s free annual Carols in All Nations. BWC will be singing at 7.15pm.

6pm All Nations Park, Separation Street, Northcote – Melways Ref. 30G7

Saturday 13 December – Carols by the Lakes, City of Moreland

If getting to Darebin doesn’t suit you then Brunswick Women’s Choir will also be performing at City of Moreland’s  free Carols by the Lake at 9.30pm.

6pm Coburg Lake  Reserve, Murray Rd, Coburg – Melways Ref. 17J10

 

Wine, Women and Song Wins Hearts at Stones of the Yarra Valley

 

Sunday’s performance was nothing short of stunning! 

The setting was amazing, the acoustics perfect and as a group you were so tight and in sync it made for heavenly appreciation. Whatever you have been doing, keep doing it. The enthusiasm and the professionalism of the group were palpable and the quality of the sound you produced makes me wait with anticipation for your next album release. 

Yours sincerely, Janet Vague

Have a sing with Brunswick Women’s Choir

Do you love to sing? Then spend an afternoon with award-winning director Cathy Nixon and the Brunswick Women’s choir!

Whether you’re a fledgling soprano who sings in the shower or a trained-up tenor with a stellar performance history, we’d love to meet you and sing with you! A delicious afternoon tea will also be served.

Date: Sunday, March 4
Time: 2 pm until 5 pm
Venue: Brunswick South Primary School
56 Brunswick Rd Brunswick East
Cost: $20 full / $15 concession
Book Online Now
Places Limited. Tickets can be purchased on the day, if not sold out.

Men, women and children of all musical abilities are welcome.

Brunswick Women’s Choir in the Yarra Valley

Wine, women and song! On Sunday 12th February, Brunswick Women’s Choir will be performing its first concert for 2012 in the glorious chapel at Stones of the Yarra Valley Winery. Rising from the rustic, weather-beaten remnants of a century-old barn, Stones of the Yarra Valley has emerged as the Yarra Valley’s premier location for celebration and performance. We would love you to join us!

Guests may wish to dine afterwards* at the winery, combining a restaurant and mezze bar with a stunning rough-rendered chapel nestled under century-old oak trees.

Where: Stones of the Yarra Valley, 14 St Huberts Road, Coldstream
When: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Book Now with debit/credit card.

 

Tickets: $25 / $15
Family Ticket: $60

*Lunch is not included in ticket price. For more information and menus got to the Stones of Yarra Valley website.

Best CD for Christmas!

If  you know someone who loves beautiful singing and music, this compilation of songs from the Brunswick Women’s Choir may be just the gift for them! Fifteen of the best songs have been selected from their recorded works over the last 20 years and released this year to celebrate the choir’s 20 year anniversary.

To order your copies now please go to our Shop page and download an order form.

Voice:Women’s Salon Opening

At 6pm next Wednesday 16th November the Brunswick Women’s Choir will sing for the opening of the annual Women’s Salon at the Counihan Gallery in Sydney Road, Brunswick. This year’s exhibition ‘Voice’ celebrates the centenary of women voting in the Victorian Legislative Assembly. The exhibition will be officially opened by the Hon. Joan Kirner AM. Come and celebrate the voice  and art of women!

Mansfield Spring Arts Festival 22nd-23rd Oct

Brunswick Women’s Choir is heading for the hills!

Why not leap into spring with some singing in the country air! As part of this year’s Mansfield Spring Arts Festival, Brunswick Women’s Choir will be running a 2-hour singing workshop and performing an evening show at The Mansfield Produce Store. Booking details are below.

Singing Workshop

Saturday 22nd October
Time:         2pm – 4pm

Venue:       Language Centre
Mansfield Secondary College

Cost:          $25 adult, $15 concession

Bookings: Melinda Grant, 0418 132 015 

Evening Performance

Saturday 22nd October

Time:         7pm for dinner (show starts 8pm)

Venue:       Mansfield Produce Store

                   http://www.theproducestore.com.au

Cost:          $37, includes nibbles, main course and
                   two sets from Brunswick Women’s Choir

Bookings: Dean Belle  (Mansfield Produce Store)

                   03 5779 1404

20th Birthday Party

Mark this in your diary now! The Brunswick Women’s Choir is planning a fabulous party to celebrate 20 wonderful years of singing and at 6pm on Saturday 13th August the Brunswick Town Hall is where you will want to be. This will be a night of song and memories, wining and dining, hilarity and dancing. We have hired the delicious talents of Seven Stars for your gastronomic delight, the choir will put together a birthday cake to end all birthday cakes, there’ll be songs from our 20 year herstory and The Junes will rock your socks off to finish the party with a bang.

If you’d like to get involved with some of the fun we are having putting this event together please email us on info@brunswickwomenschoir.org.au

Otherwise, get that date in your diary now and stay posted as once those tickets go on sale they will sell like hot cakes!

International Womens Day Celebration

At 7pm on Tuesday 15th March the Victorian Womens Trust is hosting a very special event at the Welsh Church, 320 LaTrobe Street to celebrate International Women’s Day. The Brunswick Women’s Choir has been invited to open the event with songs that have given voice to many women over their 20 year history. This will be followed by the Muriel Matters Public Lecture. A tribute to a very respected feminist and activist delivered by Frances Bedford MP for Florey.

For more details visit www.vwt.org.au

Recording In Full Swing!

Recording for our 4th CD is in full swing with six songs ‘in the bag’ and many more to come as we clock up the recording sessions throughout 2011. We hope to launch this new CD early next year and will keep you posted!

Alongside this we are also gearing up to record both sound and vision of four songs being taught to us by our director Cathy Nixon. These will be uploaded to our website together with written music and ‘part’ recordings so that people who access our website can use this to teach or learn these songs. This is a project funded by Vic Health aimed at providing online resources for people who wish to enjoy the benefits of group singing but may not have access to songs and ways of learning them.