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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

World YWCA: AIDS 2014

The International AIDS Conference is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. 

As part of this conference, Positive Women Victoria have developed an arts project to raise general awareness about women living with HIV, with a stunning photographic exhibition accompanied by the publication A Body of Knowledge.

The Brunswick Womens Choir will be helping PWV celebrate the opening of the exhibition on Wednesday 23 July at 7pm.

Worlds Above and Worlds Below

BWC Live at the Spotted Mallard

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We’re lifting song to new heights with our 2014 annual showcase event, Worlds Above and Worlds Below.

It’s sure to be a moving show – we’re debuting several new pieces to complement some old favourites.

This year we’ll be performing at a fresh new venue, the oh-so-Brunswick Spotted Mallard! Tipple and nibbles will be available to purchase during the show. And we encourage you to join us for dinner and drinks after.

Contact The Spotted Mallard directly for table bookings and dinner reservations. Seats are limited, so get in early to avoid missing out!

Concert details
VenueThe Spotted Mallard
314 Sydney Road, in Brunswick
Date: 10 August 2014
Time: 4.30pm (doors open from 4pm)
Tickets: $20 adults / $15 concession / $10 for children (5-16 years)
Book now to secure your spot!

 

BWC hit the Big Apple!

What a way to celebrate International Women’s Day: joining forces with 197 women from eight countries, to sing songs written by women and in celebration of women! That’s exactly what 15 members of BWC did in March… and at the Lincoln Centre in New York, no less! 

The journey began late last year, as the group met many times to rehearse nine very challenging songs, all quite different from our existing repertoire. Once in New York, there were two intense rehearsals to polish the work. And then it was off to the Lincoln Centre. The excitement at using the artists’ entrance built to fever pitch during dress rehearsal. But nothing could compare to the thrill of delivering a stellar performance to a packed house, with women from all around the world.

And of course, having traveled all that way, the women needed to squeeze every drop out of the Big Apple! Sightseeing, shopping, singing and shows … and more than a few cocktails! A trip never to be forgotten.

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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.