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Jesse Blackadder at Caroline Mikkelsens landing site

Benefit concert: Homeward Bound & Dominica Whelan Endowment

The Brunswick Women’s Choir have been invited by the Brunswick Rogues Choir to join them and the Bigmouth Choir for a family-friendly afternoon of music in support of two worthy causes.

Homeward Bound is a state of the art leadership, strategic and science initiative for female scientists, set against the backdrop of Antarctica. Over the next ten years Homeward Bound aims to build a network of 1000 women in science with the best skills in leadership and strategy execution working together for a sustainable future for people and the planet. The first expedition takes 78 women to Antarctica in December 2016, including 10 women from Victoria.

The Dominica Whelan Endowment has been established within the Victoria University Foundation and will be used to support indigenous and disadvantaged women with access to legal services through a range of scholarship and community outreach programs.

When: Saturday 18 June
Time: 1 – 4pm
Where: Pirates Tavern, 82 Nelson Pl, Williamstown VIC

Performances from:
A cappella songs about the environment and folk songs from around the world

With songs that celebrate nature, protest social injustice and embrace the human spirit, singing about life with joy and passion

Characterised by being big, having mouths, and singing awesome arrangements of modern-ish songs
Tickets: on the door by donation
Recommended: $20
Concession: $10

For more information:
Homeward Bound:
Dominica Whelan Endowment:

Photo by David HoskenAuthor Jesse Blackadder travelled to Antarctica on an Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship to research her novel about the first woman to reach Antarctica). 

BWC 2016 tour: dates, destinations and bookings!

In October the Brunswick Women’s Choir will hit the road again to bring their song to new audiences – this time in New South Wales!

Celebrating 25 years of singing under the direction of Cathy Nixon, the Choir will tour from Port Macquarie to Sydney.

Tour dates as follows:

Port Macquarie
Saturday 15 October @ 7pm

The Conservatorium Hall – 56 Hollingsworth Street
Tickets: call 02 6583 9199

Taree, with Wingsong Choir
Monday 17 October @ noon
Bushland Tukka cafe – 41 Mudford Street
Tickets: free!

Newcastle, with Newcastle People’s Chorus and Stella a Capella
Tuesday 18 October @ 7pm
Wickham Park hotel  – 61 Maitland Road
Tickets: gold coin donation

Windsor, with Woman Song and Stay Tuned
Thursday 20 October @ 7.15pm
The Church Bar – 22 Kable Street
Tickets: available via TryBooking

Faulconbridge, with The Mudlarks
Friday 21 October @ 7.30pm
Faulconbridge Community Hall – 9-9A Home Street
Tickets: available at the door

Sydney, with Café at the Gate of Salvation & The Honeybees
Room at the Inn – Voices for the Common Good
Saturday 22 October @ 7.30pm
Tickets: available via TryBooking

See you in sunny New South Wales!

Through Every Open Door

This year our showcase concert acknowledges women as composers, arrangers, and performers, celebrating singing and community.

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We’ll take you from the Baltic fields of Latvia, via West Africa, through a fusion of folk, blues, gospel, with some pop thrown in for good measure.

Join us on either Sunday 16 August or Sunday 23 August at the Brunswick Mess Hall for a joyful journey around the world.

Doors open at 2 pm. Tickets will sell fast so buy yours now!

Adults $20, concession $15 and $5 for kids over 5.

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.

A Celebration of Women in Song

What’s better than listening to four fabulous women’s choirs on a Sunday afternoon? When it’s free, of course!! We are performing this Sunday, 31 May as part of Winter Music in the Valley, an exciting series of four concerts in Moonee Valley.

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Come and listen to us open this hour-long performance at the Clocktower Centre. Also featuring the Australian Women’s Choir, the Souffle Sisters and Grace Notes.

No tickets or bookings are required. Doors open at 2.30 for a 3.00 start. Find out more.

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


MELBOURNE ART FAIR 13-17 August 2014

This August, the Brunswick Women’s Choir embarks on an exciting and unusual collaboration with multi-disciplinary artist Jess Olivieri. ‘May I suggest’ will be a series of unique performances for the Melbourne Art Fair.

Jess creates work that spans performance, sound, video, dance and installation.  Her practice is concerned with the social and cultural factors that influence how we inhabit public space. ‘May I suggest’ will be the second in a series of works with women’s choirs. The first, ‘Hello’, welcomed visitors into the somewhat foreboding architecture of the new wing of the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney.

‘May I suggest’ will take one of our favourite songs and use it to suggest new worlds of possibility to collectors. Schedule your visit to the Melbourne Art Fair for any of the times below to be part of this adventure.

Performance information 

Venue: Royal Exhibition Building

Address: 9 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053

Tickets: General admission $28 / $22

Book now for any day of the Fair.

Performance times

Opening night, Wednesday 13th August, 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Thursday 14th August, 4.00pm – 6.00pm

Friday 15th August, 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Saturday 16th August, 11.00am – 1.00pm

Sunday 17th August, 12.00pm – 2.00pm