The Boite Schools Chorus is an un-auditioned choir for schools and community youth choirs. Children learn songs from a particular culture with their teacher or choir leader in Term 2. They participate in two combined schools rehearsals and perfrom in a grand concert with professional musicians and hundreds of students at a prestigious venue.
The project is supported by excellent teaching materials and provides opportunities for extensive learning beyond the music classroom. Each year there is a different cultural theme featured in the Boite Schools Chorus.
This year the choir is conducted by Jane Thompson and James Rigby from Castlemaine. The theme is; Boats – waves of people, waves of song, new hope in an old land, singing Australian songs of strength, hope and beauty.
Schools and choir groups can chose the current theme or from previous years:
- Coco de Mer – Sounds of the Seychelles
- Mai Fali Eh – Songs of Timor Leste
- Freedom Road – Gospel songs
- Todo Cambia – Everything Changes
- Our Home, Our Land – Songs of Indigenous Australia
- Limpopo – Songs of South Africa
Concerts can be held in your area, provided there is a suitable venue nearby. In previous years performances have been held at Deakin Edge Theatre in Federation Square, Dallas Brooks Hall, Hamer Hall, Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts in Ballarat, Frankston Arts Centre and Toorak College in Mt Eliza.
Watch a song from a previous Boite Schools Chorus concert http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peDNaRuFd3w