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Victoria Chorale is a friendly choir performing exciting repertoire. We welcome all experienced singers and rehearse 7.30pm, Tuesday nights at St Columbs in Hawthorn. Please view our promotional video by clicking here.
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Comments about Contrasting Worlds, July 6
Clair and I just loved it! Music was deep, meaningful, sentimental, jovial and clever, presented with 100% talent from all performers. You are going to do well and be received with applauses in Europe! Go break a leg!
Comments about Mozart vs Salieri?, April 27
A quartet of top-quality Australian singers... brought this drama to life.... This concert’s most impressive feat, however, was the way its inventive curation shone new light on such ubiquitous repertoire... This largely accomplished, playful and resoundingly entertaining evening was a prime example of the new frontiers revealed when out of the box innovation is applied to the traditional concert experience.
Maxim Boon, Review in The AGE and SMH
The Victoria Chorale provided a most thrilling effect in the opening Lacrymosa from Mozart’s Requiem, and indeed were a most enriching presence thoughout, with a well balanced large chorus sound, beautifully set off by the always marvellous acoustic of the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall….
By shining light on the output of these two musical colleagues (Mozart and Salieri), we were given a chance to ponder the ways in which we have received this music, and why some of it continues to appeal so many generations later. Thank you to the Victoria Chorale, Art of Sound Orchestra and Mario Dobernig for this thought provoking presentation. Though dressed as a bit of fun, there was deeper enjoyment to be had.
Peter Hurley, Classic Melbourne
The concert Mozart vs Salieri by the Victoria Chorale in the Melbourne Recital Centre was an absolute highlight of the Musical Calendar Year in Melbourne. It was highly entertaining, innovative and superbly well directed. The Choir sang with great precision, excellent diction and full commitment. Rarely has there been a choral performance with such vigour and joy in the musical life of Melbourne lately. Mario Dobernig provided the audience with “something different“ and the audience was very appreciative of the light hearted approach to classical repertoire. However, this was a thoroughly professional performance from all and in particular the orchestra, which played faithfully and with a strong sense of commitment to the integrity of the music.
All in all, a concert to remember. Melbourne is richer - and maybe happier - for having witnessed such a delightful concept of performance.
What a wonderful concert Mozart vs Salieri was. Brilliant singing, great music and a fantastic performance. We loved it - and what an enormous amount of work Victoria Chorale did to get it all happening, and happening so well. Congratulations! Brilliant effort! Many thanks for putting on such a great event.
Dr Joan Cashion
I wanted to comment on how much I loved the concert and what a great job Victoria Chorale did on Saturday night. The concept and script were great and the work done by composer Andrew Perkins was so clever. I thought your international director did a great job with cute and funny performance touches along with the main story. Performance was great – both choir and orchestra. As so many people around me said – what a shame it could not be performed more than once – maybe a chance for a reprise down the track!
Dr Angela O'Brien
Congratulations to Mario Dobernig and the many others who helped organise this concert or event, and of course to the performers – choir, orchestra and soloists. The musical highlight for me was probably the Coronation Mass, but I was fascinated to hear several works by Salieri.... Victoria Chorale was in fine voice for all the chorus work, and the orchestra played well. ‘Mozart vs Salieri’ was original and well-executed.
Victoria Chorale 2019 European Tour
Victoria Chorale has returned from an exciting tour to Europe in July. We performed works from our Contrasting Worlds - Duruflé Requiem & Music of Australia concert in:
St Stephens Cathedral in Vienna
St Margarethen bei Knittelfeld, Austria, as special guests at a choral festival
Kapfenberg, Austria, together with the Collegium Vocale Kapfenberg
Victoria Chorale is a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing excellent choral music for audiences and choristers alike. Your donation will help us to continue offering concerts which engage, delight and inspire. We will be most grateful for any donation you can make.
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