Cloud9 Women's Choir

Coming together to share the joy of singing

We welcome you to our Winter Concert

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June 2014 concert flyer final

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A new home for Cloud9

2014 sees Cloud9 Women’s Choir begin another exciting year of new experiences and learning under the continuing music direction of Gloria Gamboz. Choir rehearsals remain on Thursday evenings but have moved to a new home/venue at North Balwyn Uniting Church. This church is an ideal venue for performances and the choir is looking forward to an opportunity to perform there during 2014.

Particularly at the start of a new year we are keen to welcome new members of all voice types to the choir. Please look under the ‘How to Join’ tab for details. We would love you to join us at a rehearsal!


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What sweeter music it was

Cloud9 is back and rehearsing towards our first concert in 2014. Our last concert of 2013, “What Sweeter Music” was a great success with over one hundred people attending!

Thanks to our wonderful piano accompanist Emily Chow who also performed a beautiful solo piece on the night. We would also like to thank Naomi Johnson,  Sarah Fitchett and Michael MacManus who performed on Flute/Recorder, Cello and Guitar alongside us.

A concert like this can’t go ahead without the generous help of all of the choir members and their families, both in the lead up to the concert and on the night, so we thank you all for making it possible.

Congratulations to Hilary on receiving the second Wiggs award for 2013. Hilary is always dedicated to the choir but showed her true talents by taking the choir for a rehearsal when we were short a conductor – Thanks Hilary, you did a great job!


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What Sweeter Music

Come with family and friends for a glorious evening of seasonal music from Boroondara-based Cloud9 Women’s Choir.

What Sweeter Music is a program rich in the spirit of Christmas with songs from around the world, both old and new.

WHEN: Friday 7:30pm, 29th November 2013

WHERE: St John’s Anglican Church, 552 Burke Road, Camberwell 3124.

ENTRY: Tickets are $10 at the door.

We look forward to seeing you there.


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Thanks Ben

Cloud9 Women’s Choir would like to say a big thankyou to Ben Leske who took up the role of Music Director for a month, while Gloria was busy traveling around the world.

We had a great time and were definitely stretched in many new directions. In particular the choir gained greater confidence when it comes to learning and singing without music.

During his time with the choir Ben composed and taught us a little jingle he wrote about Cloud9. During rehearsal he recorded it on his phone so we now have a chance to share it with you!

The Cloud9 Song

by Benjamin P Leske

2013

 
 
We hope you enjoyed this small taste of Cloud9 Women’s Choir and look forward to sharing more music with you at our concert in November. Thanks Ben!


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What a Concert!

We would like to offer a big thank you to everyone who came to our second concert last Friday night. We were thrilled to sing and perform in front of such an encouraging audience. The choir can hardly believe how far we have progressed under the watchful eye of our brilliant conductor Tianyi Lu.  A lovely evening was had by all, with beautiful singing accompanied by lovely readings given by Karen, Dale, Marie, Jenny and Desley.
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Thanks again to our wonderful piano accompanist Emily Chow and to violinists Arun Patterson and Nathan Juriansz who played the wonderful accompaniment to Edward Elgar’s Fly, Singing Bird Fly.

A concert like this can’t go ahead without the generous help of all of the choir members and their families, both in the lead up to the concert and on the night, so we thank you all for making it possible. We look forward to many more successful concerts in the future!


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Sweet sounds from the British Isles

Cloud9 Women’s Choir is thrilled to announce that their next concert is just one month away.

WHEN: Friday 7:30pm 21st June 2013

WHERE: Camberwell Uniting Church, 314 Camberwell Road, Camberwell 3124.

WHAT: A program from the British Isles – from beloved lullabies and humorous folk songs to the sumptuous and elegant harmonies of Elgar and Vaughan Williams.

ENTRY: Tickets are $10 at the door.

We look forward to seeing you at this special event.


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Do I have to audition?

Crisis, Stress, Panic! Those are the reactions from most people to the word “audition” which is not what we want from prospective choir members!

We are a choir that is based around a synergistic group of women who sing for fun and enjoyment. So, why the audition I hear you say? Simply put, so we can balance our choir for tone and pitch.

All of us love to sing and while we don’t have the best voices, we do want to sing music that is more or less in tune!

Our preference is that you are able to read music as it makes learning the songs much easier, but there are many ways that we can help you learn your part. There is no need to prepare your own piece of music, you just need to  be able to sing a few scales along with the piano.

So, why not give it a go, get in contact with us via the how to join page, we hope to be singing with you soon!


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Thinking of joining a choir in 2013?

Was your New Year’s Resolution any of the following….?

1)  I used to sing in a choir at school/university/another choir and loved it and want to choral sing again

2)  I would like an activity that gives me a few hours of fun downtime each week

3)  I would like to sing in a community based women’s choir which explores an eclectic range of music and improves my musical ability and knowledge

4)  I just want to be with a like-minded women doing an energising activity

Cloud9 Women’s Choir welcomes you to join us in 2013 to fulfill your resolution

  • A Community women’s choir of 30 members with a professional conductor and accompanist
  • Weekly rehearsal during school term dates, in Balwyn on Thursday evenings 7.30. First rehearsal for 2013 is Thursday 7 February
  • We welcome you to attend a rehearsal and listen in to see if you like what you see and hear
  • Private short audition with choir conductor before joining
  • Modest term fees
  • All music supplied

Please let us know if you are interested via our How to Join Page.


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Final Wiggs Award for 2012

Congratulations to Ann who was the recipient of the 2nd Wiggs award at the choir’s final rehearsal for 2012!

Tianyi and Ann with the perpetual Wiggs medal.

 

The choir was once again very happy to welcome our honorary patron Leigh Wigglesworth to present this term’s “Wiggs Award”. Ann has made a huge contribution to the choir helping us all to learn our parts! An enjoyable last rehearsal for 2012 was had by all with great food along with some lovely singing!