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CHORUS IN RESIDENCE AT NATIONAL CULTURAL HUB

Chorus at ACCC

Christmas concertOur singers and instrumentalists take a break from rehearsing for our Peace on Earth - Peace with the Earth concert on 12 December at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture. Click the thumbnail on the right for details.

 

A Chorus of Women is settling into its new home.

Since the beginning of November 2015 we have been meeting in rehearsal and performance spaces and our office in the beautiful grounds of the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture.

Located at the edge of the Parliamentary Triangle on the southern shore of Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin among several other national cultural institutions, the Centre is the Canberra campus of Charles Sturt University.

The residency began with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Chorus women and the Centre’s Executive Director, Professor Stephen Pickard. The agreement recognises many years of shared commitments to seeking wisdom for the common good.  As ever, the Chorus maintains its independence and non-alignment with any religion or political group.

The Centre has welcomed our offer of ‘skilled use of the arts to engage the community in public policy dilemmas by portraying the ethical dimensions of issues and foretelling the human consequences of decisions’.

The Chorus and Centre are both committed to respecting all spiritual traditions.  Among our shared active interests are peace making, relations between people and Earth, reconciliation and respect for Indigenous Australians, speaking out about violence against women and children, engendering wise responses to refugees and climate change and regenerating wellbeing in the spirit of our city as our hometown and our national capital. The Centre's website is www.csu.edu.au/faculty/arts/accc

                                         


A Chorus of Women

A Chorus of Women has been singing since 18 March 2003 when 150 women filled the Australian Parliament with a lament for the people of Iraq as the Federal Government announced that Australia was going to war.

We continue to re-sound current meanings of the role the Citizens’ Chorus played in the ancient theatre of Athens when democracy was new and vibrantly participative.

A Chorus of Women has given over 150 public presentations of original music, drama, and civic conversations about the great issues of our time. Our repertoire has grown to more than 70 original songs and three major productions, and we have produced three CDs and two DVDs.

                                     

Recordings

A Passion for Peace

You can watch a live recording of A Passion for Peace on our events page. PassionVideo

We presented three performances of this work with some of Canberra's finest singers and instrumnetalists during the inaugural Festival for Peace 28 April - 2 May 2015.

Purchase a copy of the DVD for $25. Postage is $5 or you can arrange pick up:
Northside - Meg Rigby ((0406 375 482)
Southside - Sarah Stitt (0432 867 017)

Bank details for electronic transfer are on our Contacts page.

 

We Women Video


 

Watch our latest YouTube video. It is our centenary birthday present to the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. In this joyous song we celebrate the courageous women who met in The Hague in April 1915 and all women who work for peace today and always.

 

 

Click here for our CD of 'I Am Ethos' which we launched in 2013 as a centenary gift to Canberra.

Click here for the double live CD set of 2009 premiere performances of 'The Gifts of the Furies', our Canberra grown mythic story song about the crisis of climate change.

Click here for 'Giving Voice', our first CD released in 2006.

 

A Chorus of Women's Songbook for Citizens

In our 10th anniversary year we published a songbook of more than 40 songs written by Chorus women from 2003 to 2013. The main themes are peace and democracy, and care of the Earth.

Purchase a copy for $30. Postage is $13 or you can arrange pick up:
Northside - Meg Rigby ((0406 375 482)
Southside - Sarah Stitt (0432 867 017)

Bank details for electronic transfer are on our Contacts page.

Songbook

 

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