At Home With the Brunswick Women’s Choir on 23 October

After a big year of touring – from Adelaide to Alice Springs, Coburg to Coober Pedy, Daylesford to Darwin – we are back in town! And we’re performing two concerts “At Home” on Saturday 23 October.

“We’ve had enormous fun preparing for this concert,” says Cathy Nixon, the choir’s director. “The repertoire is more upbeat than usual. There’s a lot of texture and percussion and we will be premiering seven new songs from artists such as Indigo Girls, Sweet Honey in the Rock and The Wailin’ Jennys.”

“The Brunswick Women’s Choir is the voice of many who are not heard,” says Lou Bennett (formerly of Tiddas), who collaborated with us on three songs in her traditional Yorta Yorta language. “The women are true to their humanity and active reconciliation. Their singing takes you on a journey – one of sublime depth, always with a question asked, explored, or answered.”

Don’t miss these two concerts, our biggest for the year, showcasing our latest repertoire right at home in Brunswick.
Matinee performance: 3:30pm   Evening performance: 7:30pm

Tix: $15/$12conc

Saturday 27 February: Samoa Benefit Concert

Damage from the September 2009 tsunami in SamoaSupport the people of Samoa to recover from the September 2009 tsunami at the Raising Hope, Raising Voices benefit concert.

The concert also features La La Ville, Loose Arrangement, The Love Handles, Melbourne Massed Gospel Choir, Mood Swing and Thursdays Children.There’ll be a slide show and talk from Julea Mignel, recently returned from Samoa.

The tsunami of September 29 2009 took many lives and caused widespread desctruction on the southern shores of Upolu, particularly Saleapaga Village. This concert will raise much needed funds to contribute to rebuilding the village and in particular will support the kind and loving Samoans who have hosted Singing and Dancing Cultural Exchanges for the last few years.

All money raised will go safely and directly to the people, with no administration charges.

Performance information

Time: 3pm – 5pm

$50 Generous, $20 Waged, $15 Concession, kids under 12 free. Bookings online at www.singabout.com.au and tickets at the door.

Brunswick Uniting Church: 212 Sydney Rd, Brunswick. At the corner of Merri Street.

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National recognition for impact on community wellbeing

Brunswick Women’s Choir has been named joint runner up in the second annual Music in Communities Awards in December 2009.

Its selection came from 170 entries across Australia.

The 2009 Awards were themed around wellbeing, and aimed to identify local music groups and programs whose benefits extended beyond music alone.

The Brunswick Women’s Choir received this very special recognition as a result of their use of music and singing to promote social justice and reconciliation.