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With Victoria Chorale
St Paul's Cathedral - Saturday Dec 11
Capture the spirit of Christmas with Victoria Chorale and the Art of Sound orchestra performing Vivaldi’s brilliant Gloria and a joyous collection of Christmas carols.
We can’t wait to sing for you and celebrate the glorious music of Christmas in the majestic space of St Paul’s Cathedral.
We are all crossing our fingers that the Victorian Government’s vaccination targets will be met and that this concert will be able to go ahead.
Watch this space for more details!
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.
Alternatively, you may use a bank transfer to:
Victoria Chorale Donations Fund
BSB: 633 000
Acct: 162 507 255
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Fabulous Fauré concert avoids lockdowns and is a huge success
Victoria Chorale made a joyous return to singing in May 2021, performing Gabriel Fauré’s sublime Requiem, his exquisite Cantique de Jean Racine and much loved Pavane.
The concert sold out several days before it was performed at All Saints Church in East St Kilda.
The capacity audience gave resoundingly warm applause to conductor Mario Dobernig and the performances of the choir, the Art of Sound Chamber Orchestra, boy soprano George Stirling and acclaimed baritone Raphael Wong.
The concert was held on May 22nd, just 5 days before Victoria went into a circuit breaker lockdown. We felt extremely lucky that we were able to perform this wonderful concert to such a fabulous audience in this year of many lockdowns.
Have a look at the great photos taken by our own Ken Anderson here!
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.
Rehearsals will occur when they are permitted by the Victorian Government Coronavirus guidelines. We have a carefully developed Covid-safe plan for our rehearsals and concerts.
For information about joining email firstname.lastname@example.org
or ring Helen 9397 3308 / 0438 071 001
2020 and interviews with the cast of Carmen
We want to give heartfelt thanks to all who donated during 2020, a year of concert cancellations, lockdowns, and only online singing. Your donation enabled Victoria Chorale to keep functioning and to make goodwill payments to our conductor, accompanist, and the professional artists whose performances in Carmen were cancelled.
During 2020, we kept connected through online ‘singathons’ and some truly wonderful Zoom interviews with the soloists, narrator and director of our planned Carmen concert.
We are sharing these interviews, hosted by our inimitable conductor Mario Dobernig, on the Carmen Interviews page on our website. The interviews contain many fascinating stories as well as some great singing tips. We hope you’ll enjoy looking at some of them, meeting the delightful artists and enjoying Mario’s interesting and sometimes cheeky questions.