More than just a choir, the Brunswick Women’s Choir are a collective of women who are passionate about social justice and believe music has the power to unite, inspire and foster change.
A diverse community of 40, we have a stronger voice together. We sing for equality, for women and to make a difference.
Our repertoire celebrates nature, protests social injustice and embraces the human spirit.
It speaks to the fragility of life, conveys strength and solidarity, and challenges the audience.
Nothing makes us happier than collaborating with others who share our values and believe in building a better world.
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Cathy Nixon has been leading the choir since its inception in 1991.
Cathy has a lifetime of work believing that the sum is way greater than the parts, and is committed to the social change movement through the arts and other community endeavours.
She trained as a music teacher in the 1980s and has taught music in various forms ever since.
In 1991 Cathy was approached to begin a women’s choir in Brunswick. The Brunswick Women’s Choir was born.
Since the choir’s inception, Cathy has been recognised several times for her personal contributions:
- in 2001 Cathy was included in a book published by the Victorian Women’s Trust, Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives
- in 2002 she was awarded the prestigious Vida Goldstein Award for contribution to the arts
- as part of International Women’s Day celebrations in 2003, Cathy received an award from Moreland Council for her major contribution to the well being of the women of Moreland
- As part of 2024 Australia Day Honours, Cathy was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia, for services to choral music, and to conservation and the environment.
Cathy is acknowledged in the wider musical arena by her peers as a skilled and visionary leader, who inspires and challenges those people who have the opportunity to learn from her.
Flip Case became deputy director of the Brunswick Women’s Choir in 2022.
She has over 25 years experience leading community choirs, including the ABC staff choir and Shift the Table.
You might also have heard her sing with Songrise and the WOLF choir, or any of her ventures with Community Music Victoria.
Image credit: Ulrike Perkins Photography.