Join Victoria Chorale
Victoria Chorale is a friendly choir performing exciting repertoire. We welcome all experienced singers. We normally rehearse 7.30pm, Tuesday nights at St Columbs church hall in Hawthorn. Please view our promotional video by clicking here.
Our rehearsals are currently suspended, and will resume in the future, once it is safe to do so.
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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.
Donations over $2 are tax-deductible and you will be emailed a receipt.
Victoria Chorale greatly appreciates any donation you might make. Your support is enabling us to provide good will payments to our fabulous conductor and accompanist and to the ten world-class artists involved in our cancelled production of Carmen. Your donation will also enable Victoria Chorale to provide concerts which delight and inspire in the ‘post lockdown’ world which poses many challenges for the performing arts.
Here is how you can make a tax deductible donation to Victoria Chorale:
Use the Donate button on the top right of this page. You will be sent a tax deductible receipt.
Make a donation by internet transfer to:
Victoria Chorale Donations Fund
BSB 633 000
Acct 162 507 255
Please provide your name in the transfer details and email
firstname.lastname@example.org with the same name to be sent a tax deductible receipt.
Victoria Chorale Committee
Greetings and Good Wishes!
Warm greetings and good wishes to all our choristers and loyal supporters. We hope you are enjoying the gradual lifting of lockdown restrictions and that music is adding joy to your life.
We want to give heartfelt thanks to all who have donated recently, enabling Victoria Chorale to make goodwill payments to our conductor, accompanist, and the professional artists whose performances were cancelled when we were unable to present Carmen.
Victoria Chorale, like most choirs, is waiting for Government decisions and Peak Body advice before resuming rehearsals or performances, as the health of our choristers and audiences is paramount.
We have been keeping connected as a vibrant choral organisation through some wonderful Zoom interviews with the soloists, narrator and director of our planned Carmen concert. We plan to present it when the time is right. In the meantime, we are getting to know the wonderful artists we will be working with and learning more about what they will bring to the production.
We are sharing these interviews, hosted by our inimitable
conductor Mario Dobernig, on our website. We hope you’ll enjoy looking at some of them, meeting the delightful artists and enjoying Mario’s interesting and sometimes cheeky questions.
We greatly appreciate the loyalty of our friends and supporters and hope you are all keeping in excellent health and good spirits. We look forward to sharing beautiful music with you once again when this crisis is over.
Zoom interview with baritone José Carbó
Argentine-Australian baritone José Carbó was scheduled to perform the role of Escamillo in our production of Carmen. He is one of the most exciting operatic artists of his generation. Consistently praised for his smooth, rich, powerful voice, thrilling top notes and magnetic stage presence, José has performed in the leading houses of the world including Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Real Madrid, Los Angeles Opera, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Seattle Opera and Opera Australia. In 2015, José joined the roster of principal artists at the Metropolitan Opera.
During this interview, the delightful José Carbó demonstrates several excellent singing tips, and tells the surprising story of how he went from being a builder to an opera star!
Victoria Chorale celebrates Make Music Day (June 21)
Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, Make Music Day is now held in more than 750 cities in 120 countries. In 2020, Make Music Day Australia is moving online in response to COVID19. Victoria Chorale is participating by sharing some of its interviews with the fabulous singers and artists involved in our cancelled production of Carmen. Starting with the interview with José Carbó, we will gradually post a number of the wonderful sessions we’ve recorded. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.