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:

A joyful rehearsal where we discovered the equation of choral happiness: Tallis + Bach = Bliss!

We’re reviving some repertoire from a little while ago, and in the process finding new musical refinements and details to enjoy.

On Sunday we’re sing Bach’s uber-pretty Loving Shepherd.

Now we’re enjoying a well-earned drink!

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It's a lovely crisp and sunny day here in autumnal Melbourne. It's a beautiful time of the year to be in this wonderful city of ours.

Nothing could improve perfect weather, or could it? Why not try coming along to our rehearsal tonight, where we make the chilly night a bit warmer through our singing?

We've got two things happening in the church at Christ Church, Brunswick tonight.

At 7.15pm some of us are gathering for a sight reading class. Last week we looked at notes moving by steps, and this week we're looking at skips and clefs.

Then at 7.30pm we'll be moving into full rehearsal mode. On our menu tonight we have music by J.S. Bach, Arlen Clarke, Thomas Attwood, and Carson Cooman.

Social time at The Brunswick Green following rehearsal.

All welcome!
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Tonight's healing service was comfortably well attended, with a very thought-provoking mediation on the annunciation by Fr Matthew Dowsey. Lots of good spirit in the offering of water, the oil of healing, and the offering of benediction.

We had a really lovely sing, sharing some well-established pieces in our repertoire. A big elephant stamp for Tess Herbert's well-turned solo in Elgar's Ave Verum. Altogether a lovely night's music-making.

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We had a lovely morning of singing together, made even better by the unexpected arrival of one of our sopranos who'd planned a week off!

Richard Shephard's lovely setting of Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day went really well. David Carlin sang the solo verse really beautifully: well done!

Tess gave a fab-dab lead to the gospel acclamation. Well done, you!

Round 2 looms later today, with the healing service at 6.00pm.

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