The Choir

Choir of Christ Church Brunswick

Here at Christ Church Brunswick, we have a warm and vibrant group of singers from all walks of life. We are a warm and hospitable community, and we enjoy each other’s company. We are a community choir, and we sing for Sunday services at Christ Church. Our Facebook page gives you a flavour of our work, and there are videos of us singing for you to enjoy.

Christ Church is a friendly neighbourhood Anglican parish in the wonderfully vibrant inner-Melbourne suburb of Brunswick. The choir has existed in various forms for more than 150 years, and the focus of the group is on providing music for worship services. The music includes hymns, service settings for choir and congregation, anthems, and psalm settings. The main task in services is to lead the musical offering of the whole gathering.

The choir aims to fill a gap in the choral scene by offering opportunities for people to learn and grow through making music together. We are especially welcoming of older learners. If you have always wanted to sing, but you’ve felt held back by technique, or curious about how to read music, or simply looking for an inclusive and welcoming group, then please contact us! Our rehearsals regularly include some focus time on the nuts and bolts of singing and making music, ranging from vocal exercises to solfa and learning how the stave works.

More experienced singers are always welcome, and there are plentiful opportunities for you to share your special gifts. We have a regular range of tasks for which cantors are required, so if you’d enjoy this sort of challenge we’d really love to hear from you.  You can contact us by email at music@christchurchbrunswick.org.


The choir’s Facebook feed:

23 hours ago

Christ Church Brunswick Choir

We had such a great sing on Sunday it's taken a couple of days to come down to earth and post on Facebook.

We had the pleasure of welcoming guest organist, Matthew Schultz, who stepped in at short notice to carry things through. Thanks Matthew!

Thanks to Cassie Wong for sharing some beautiful photos of the service, and our flourishing gardens in the church grounds.

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It’s funny how intense concentration brings a flood of good results. A couple of weeks ago we were pondering the road towards a new piece we’ve been working on, Giovanni Croce’s superbly beautiful O Sacrum Convivium, and tonight’s efforts were capped off with a lovely observation. ‘We can do this!’

So a lively evening of Yes We Can. Sounds like a great motto, or maybe something you’d say when running for public office...

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2 weeks ago

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A beautiful morning, doing pretty well for the onset of daylight savings!

Some tremendous singing from everyone in Elgar's lovely Ave Verum, and Peter Nardone's I Give To You A New Commandment. Both carried out with loving attention to phrasing and with some excitingly managed crescendi.

Tess gave an enthusiastic lead to the gospel acclamation. Well done!

We've gained a new intrepid photo chronicler, with some photos from the camera of Deasy Dian Retno. Thanks for sharing!

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2 weeks ago

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Well, it was a fun-filled night of singing together. We're reconnecting with some old friends for this week, Elgar's Ave Verum and Peter Nardone's I Give To You A New Commandment. It's always good to come back to music we learned a while ago with all the fruit of what we've done in the meantime.

It's the feast of St Francis of Assisi today, a saint we associate very much with animals and nature. There's more to him, of course! His story involves the chapel of St Damiano near Assisi, where Francis experienced the call to rebuild the church while praying. At the time the chapel was in a bad state, so Francis took this to mean rebuild the chapel where he'd been resting. He discovered the larger call as he put the building back in order.

So in the spirit of the day, here's some things to bring Francis to mind. The icon is part of the Uniting Church Icon Schools exhibition at Pilgrim College (on now!), and shows Francis with an Australian accent.

Great to welcome Angela home from her travels!

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