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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.

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…

The Brunswick Women’s Choir will paint the town WHITE!

After six years, White Night has become a hugely popular event in Melbourne’s social calendar. But in 2018 the electric evening will get a little bit hotter as the Brunswick Women’s Choir add their magic to the night.

We’ll be amplifying the atmosphere in the Melbourne Museum for two different shows. Bring the family along for an 8pm show, or warm up your late-night vibe with a 10pm performance.

We’ve chosen a diverse repertoire – a few songs to evoke the energy of the wilder wonders around us, and a few to get you in the groove for some Saturday night sizzle.

Location: Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson St, Carlton
Time: 8pm / 10pm
Cost: Free!


WE CAN’T KEEP QUIET: BWC 2017 Showcase concert

We Can’t Keep Quiet: Singing to Let It Out

Join us on 28 October for our annual showcase concert.

For the 2017 showcase, the choir will bring you on a musical journey that reflects the joys, sorrows and triumphs of life.

We’re excited to introduce several new songs and revive an old favourite. It’s a repertoire that will make you think, reflect, question and celebrate.

Join us as we sing for a better world – because we can’t keep quiet!

Concert details

Date: 28 October 2017
First show: 3 to 4.30pm (doors open 2.30pm)
Second show: 6 to 7.30pm (doors open at 5.30pm)
Location: Lithuanian Club, 44 Errol Street, North Melbourne
Tickets: available via TryBooking
$25 full / $18 concession / $10 kids under 15 / FREE kids under 5

Seats aren’t allocated, so we encourage you to arrive early.

You helped us raise $7,191 for asylum seekers!

The Brunswick Women’s Choir believe in the power of music to help bring about change. On 26 March, together with the fabulous women of Acoustic Kitchen, we did just that.

Over 380 people came to support us in raising funds for the Asylum Seekers’ Resource Centre. Ticket sales, CD sales and a bucket overflowing with cash donations brought us to the grand total of $7,191. What an amazing result! Big thanks to you, our community, for helping us help those in need.

Special thanks to our partners:

Choir singing

Bring ’em all in: Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Benefit

More than 65 million people worldwide have been forced to leave their homes due to war, persecution, natural disasters and poverty. They’re alone in a world where many people do not want them. And just like you, all they want is a safe place to call home. The need for action is great and the time for a warm welcome is now.

Brunswick Women’s Choir believes in the power of music to help bring about change. The BWC sings stories to inspire audiences and bring people together. Our songs of hope give voice to those in need.

The choir will be supported by the 8 women of Acoustic Kitchen who hail from South Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley. They sing a cappella from the heart, as well as for social justice.

We will also hear from speakers who will share their story about seeking asylum or helping others to do so.

All proceeds from this event will go to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. The ASRC advocates the importance of empowering people with lived experience to share their story and shift attitudes about refugees and people seeking asylum.

We acknowledge Moreland City Council in supporting this event.

WHERE: Coburg Town Hall, 90 Bell St, Coburg
WHEN: Sunday, 26 March. Doors open 4.30pm / 5.00pm start
TICKETS: Full $25 / Concession $18 / Kids (<15) $10

Visit TryBooking for tickets.