Melbourne Women’s Choir

Melbourne Women’s Choir

Melbourne Women's Choir

The Melbourne Women’s Choir is in its 27th year in 2020. Its first performance was in the Melbourne-hosted Women Composers Conference. It has sung with the Melbourne, Sydney and Stonnington symphony orchestras (The Planets – Holst and A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Mendelssohn); has appeared on the TV Football Show; in 2000 in the Classical Spectacular on Rod Laver Arena; in a gospel musical in St Patrick’s Cathedral; in a women’s choir festival in Adelaide; in the Sofitel as nuns in a Sister Act gig; and in the snow at Christmas in July, Mount Baw Baw. It has shared concerts with women’s choirs – Japanese Kanazawa choir, NZ Cecilian Singers, with Women of Note, Bendigo, including in the Come to the Music Festival, Bendigo, and has hosted 10 Voices of Women national choir festivals; and men’s choirs – Gwent Male Choir of Wales, Adelaide Male Choir and Melbourne Mastersingers; co-hosting, with MCC, 17 Choral@Montsalvat state choir festivals. It has provided the Valour Hymn for Victoria Police and backing for a film and a video game. It twice annually sings at the Carmelite Monastery in Kew and at St Carthage’s Church in Parkville.

MWC has produced 3 CDs – Virtuoso Women, My Song in the Night and And the Angels Sing.

MWC has toured Europe – in 2016 singing in London, Cambridge, Paris, Geneva and Venice; and in 2019 singing a Mass in St Stephen’s Cathedral Vienna, in St Peter’s Vienna, St Martin-in-the-Wall and in St Nicholas Old Town Prague, at Nymphenburg Palace Munich and in La Pieta in Venice.

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.