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Clifton Hill Open Gardens

Celebrate the arrival of spring with the Brunswick Women’s Choir!

We’re opening our gates and inviting you to bliss out in the botanical glory of the season.

And all proceeds will go directly to helping the Brunswick Women’s Choir bring their song to new audiences.

The event is open to the public. Children must be under adult supervision, and as our gardens have uneven surfaces they are not suitable for wheelchairs, prams or walking frames.

Light refreshments will be available throughout the day.

(Please leave your furry friends at home, as our gardens are easily damaged.)

When: 17 and 18 October, from 10am to 4pm
Where: 92 Ramsden St, Clifton Hill + 5 other locations, including 4 new gardens
Donations: $12 per adult / Children are free!

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Celebrate spring with the BWC!

Celebrate the arrival of spring with the Brunswick Women’s Choir!

We’re opening our gates and inviting you to bliss out in the botanical glory of the season.

And all proceeds will go directly to helping the Brunswick Women’s Choir bring their song to new audiences.

The event is open to the public. Children must be under adult supervision, and as our gardens have uneven surfaces they are not suitable for wheelchairs, prams or walking frames.

Light refreshments will be available throughout the day.

(Please leave your furry friends at home, as our gardens are easily damaged.)

When: 17 and 18 October, from 10am to 4pm
Where: 92 Ramsden St, Clifton Hill + 5 other locations, including 4 new gardens
Donations: $12 per adult / Children are free!

Festival of Hope

On World Refugee Day, Moreland City Council and Amnesty International are hosting the Festival of Hope: a celebration of the contributions and benefits that refugees make to our society, explored through performance, visual arts, music and education.

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We’re thrilled to be part of the Festival of Hope Fiesta and will be on stage from 4.15. But there’s plenty else to see, so come down to Brunswick Town Hall anytime from 12 pm on Saturday, June 20.

The full program is available here.

Live at the Wesley Anne: Worlds Above and Worlds Below

Hot off the heels of our sell-out Spotted Mallard performance, we’re taking this show to the Wesley Anne on Sunday 19 October for the Darebin Music Feast.

The stellar repertoire has something for everyone: from a Paul Kelly classic, to a Ben Harper anthem to a Latvian song of revolution.  Some of our new members will join us for their debut performance.

So if you missed tix to our Spotted Mallard gig, book now for the Darebin Music Feast encore!

When: 3 pm, Sunday 19 October

Where: Wesley Anne, 250 High St, Northcote

Tickets:  $20 / $15 / $10 for general admission.

See further article by Lionel Lee in Weekendnotes.

Combined Singing Workshop and Concert – Sunday Nov 9

Brunswick Women’s Choir, the Souffle Sister’s and renowned  Adelaide women’s choir Allegria invite you to an afternoon of fun and singing!

Our workshop kicks off at 2pm followed by a combined concert at 4.45pm featuring performances from BWC, Souffle Sisters and Allegria and culminating in all participants and choir members on stage to perform  the newly learnt songs.

Workshop 2 – 4 pm

Concert 4.45pm

Clifton Hill Primary School, Gold Street, Clifton Hill

Workshop  $20    Workshop and Concert  $25    Concert only  $10

Ticket sales at the door

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Singing in Sydney Rd

On the two Saturday mornings leading up to Christmas you might be lucky enough to capture the delightful melodies of  Brunswick Women’s Choir when they pop up in various locations along the Sydney Rd shopping precinct to sing for the shoppers and passers by.
Saturday 15 and 22 December, 11-12:30

Into The Sky – Regional Victoria Tour

On 14 September Brunswick Women’s Choir hits the road for eight days to tour regional Victoria, starting in the foothills of Mt Dandenong and travelling through Gippsland, over the Alps to the high country and back down to Bendigo and the Castlemaine region.

See our calendar for information about our workshops and concerts in each location.  Click on the dates to get all the details!

New York Calls Brunswick Women’s Choir!

An extraordinary invitation has arrived on our doorstep!

 Brunswick Women’s Choir has been selected by audition out of a field of womens choirs from around the world to participate in a performance of ‘Choral Music for Women’s Voices’ with the DCINY Concert Series in celebration of International Women’s Day on March 10 2014 at Lincoln Centre’s Avery Fisher Hall in New York.

The initial request from New York for the choir to audition came ‘out of the blue’ according to Choir Director Cathy Nixon and the choir sent off copies of its most recent recordings with very little idea of what chance they might have. The success of their audition is a huge compliment to the choir’s accomplishments and a once in a lifetime opportunity for choir members to perform at New York’s equivalent of our Sydney Opera House with singers from around the world!

The challenge of course is how to fund such a huge venture with a very short lead time and choir members will be meeting to consider their options.

Mother’s Day at Werribee Open Range Zoo!

A fabulous Mother’s Day is being planned for you at Werribee Open Range Zoo and includes a special performance from Brunswick Women’s Choir. As you probably know, the choir is renowned for music that speaks from a woman’s heart and celebrates life, love and the wonderous things in our precious world. With breathtaking harmonies and beautiful words this bunch of daughters, sisters, mothers, aunties and grandmothers will sing for you a truly memorable mothers day!

Also, in the Bistro you’ll find high tea being served and the usual lunch service. Other special activities will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

When: Sunday 12 May 2013 (Mother’s Day)

Where : Werribee Open Range Zoo, K Road, Werribee ( about 35mins drive from Melbourne.

Zoo Opening Hours: 9am to 5pm

Admission to Zoo (includes Safari Tour): Adults $26.10/20.20  Children 0-15yrs Free

Choir Performance: 12 midday at the Savannah Function Centre

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