Melbourne Women’s Choir

Melbourne Women’s Choir

Melbourne Women's Choir
Here’s to a year of choral enchantment! The 26th year of the Melbourne Women’s Choir will provide live performance to delight. Highlight of Music to Enchant the Ear on 29 June may be the famous Allegri Miserere or may be the haunting Kodaly Mountain Nights. In With Love, to Europe on 7 September the audience will get a foretaste of music the choir will sing soon after on tour; and the famous A Ceremony of Carols of Britten will be the centrepiece of the 7 December Carols in the Chapel. The choir has in 2019 already sung at the Kew Interfaith Service at the Carmelite Monastery in Kew, and in two concerts at Choral@Montsalvat. Fun will be had singing carols in the snow at Mt Baw Baw in a Christmas in July and the choir will sing in a festival in Bendigo and at two Student Service Masses at St Carthage’s in Parkville.

The choir’s 26 years began with a Melbourne-hosted Women Composers Conference. It has sung with the Melbourne, Sydney and Stonnington (in 2017 The Planets of Holst) symphony orchestras. It has appeared in the TV Football Show, in the year 2000 Classical Spectacular on Rod Laver Arena, in a gospel musical in St Patrick’s Cathedral, and in nun’s costumes for a Sister Act gig. It has shared concerts – with women the Japanese Kanazawa choir, the New Zealand Cecilian Singers and with Women of Note of Bendigo, and with men – the Gwent Male Choir of Wales, the Adelaide Male Choir and the Melbourne Mastersingers, and it has backed a film and a video game. MWC has hosted 10 national Voices of Women festivals and has co-hosted 16 state Choral@Montsalvat festivals.

The Melbourne Women’s Choir had a delightful tour including England, France, Switzerland and Italy in 2016 and will travel to Austria, Czechoslovakia, Germany and Italy this year.

The choir has two CDs –

Virtuoso Women – sacred music from orphanages of Venice;
My Song in the Night – sacred and secular music of great beauty from varied eras.

These are available for purchase here.