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.
Festival for Peace featuring A Passion for Peace
Click here to read about our Festival for Peace at the end of April 2015, which includes premiere performances of A Passion for Peace — a brand new choral drama in the style of an oratorio by Glenda Cloughley. The festival and oratorio celebrate the centenary of the International Congress of Women, which took place at The Hague from 27 April - 1 May 1915. 1300 women from countries at war and neutral countries gathered to find ways of stopping the war and establishing permanent peace.
|We hope our CD with classical, jazz-rock and community versions of the song 'I Am Ethos' will get you singing and maybe creating your own version. Click to hear sound bites of all three versions and download sheet music of the a cappella and the community versions. Click on the image to order a CD.|
Click here for 'Giving Voice', our first CD released in 2006.
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.
A Chorus of Women's Songbook for Citizens
|In our 10th anniversary year we have published a songbook of more than 40 of our original songs, for peace and democracy, and for care of the Earth. Click on the image to order a copy.|
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