Cloud9 Women's Choir

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Get ready to warm up your winter with our concert 5:30pm on Saturday 27th June

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Cloud9 is most looking forward to our Winter Concert coming up on June 27th. We will be performing folk songs from the UK, Greece, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, US, South Africa and Australia as well as our signature pieces Let it Go and The Irish Blessing.

And of course it wouldn’t be a Cloud9 concert without our signature delicious supper which is included in your ticket price.

We look forward to seeing you there; please invite all your friends!

 


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Performing for the Rotary Club of Camberwell

Last Wednesday night, Cloud9 had the pleasure of performing for the Rotary Club of Camberwell. We sang most of the songs we will be performing at our upcoming Winter concert on June 27th. It was wonderful to be ready to perform so much of our Winter repertoire with three weeks of rehearsals still up our sleeves.

Aside from the music, we tried out a new performance look – autumnal-coloured scarves rather than our blue stoles. Everyone agreed our new look is a hit!

And our singing was extremely well received too. Well done ladies.

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Cloud 9 looks forward to an exciting 2015

2014 was another Great Year for Cloud9

Cloud9 finished off its 2014 season with an end-of-year concert that moved away from our more traditional Christmas carol repertoire and introduced some new works spanning a range of styles. It was not without some Christmas reference though, with The Little Drummer Boy and five pieces from Benjamin Britten’s lovely Ceremony of Carols, including the glorious harp interlude. We were delighted to have Melina van Leeuwen, a very accomplished harpist, to accompany us for these beautiful works. Some lively gospels songs, some songs set to well-known tunes, a couple of our all-time favourites and two new additions to our repertoire, Faure’s Messe Basse and a piece by Brahms rounded out the program. It was a terrific ending to a great year.

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Melina van Leeuwen on harp joins us for the Ceremony of Carols.

Looking forward to 2015

2015 is already shaping up to be one of our best ever. Under the continued and inspiring leadership of our music director, Gloria Gamboz, we have started our weekly rehearsals with typical enthusiasm. We were very pleased to welcome the newcomers that joined us this year and are always keen to accept and welcome new members. One of the things current members most value about our choir is that we rehearse in a relaxed and happy atmosphere without compromising on our journey of musical improvement and excellence. We are actively seeking new members for 2015 and if you think that Cloud9 might be for you, check out our FAQ section and send us your details in our “How to join” page and we will get back  to you as soon as we can.

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Cloud9 performs our ‘Spring into Christmas’ concert.


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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.