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

 

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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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.