Welcome to The Choral Grapevine for news of all choirs and singing groups in Western Victoria and the South East of South Australia.

Any choir or singing group is welcome to join The Choral Grapevine.  To do so contact Helen Lyth, editor.

The February 2021 edition of the Choral Grapevine is in preparations.  Contributions from all our choirs due by 29th January.  Please send these to the editor.

We also welcome photos, reviews and any other information of interest to choristers.  We’d love to hear what singers have been doing during the long period when we were unable to hold face-to-face rehearsals.  Have you been Zooming or singing in the online Pub Choir?  What have you been doing to get your singing fix?

COVID-19 – cancellations and updates

Hopefully 2021 will see a resumption of face-to-face singing here in Western Victoria and South Australia.

This means that some groups at least will be able to resume performances. Please let us know your dates and details so we can add these to the Choral Calendar.   Keep your eye on this, and also our Facebook page.

Massed choirs finale at Western District Choral Festival, Warrnambool, 2019

WDCF 2018, Geelong  – Singers mass on stage for “Africa”

2 thoughts on “Home

  1. Hello Helen,
    My name is Chris Poynter, I am a member of the Melbourne Bach Choir,
    I would like to submit the following concert listing for inclusion in the Choral Grapevine.
    Kind regards, Chris Poynter

    The Melbourne Bach Chamber Choir will be presenting a program of French works at the Ballarat Central Uniting Church on Sunday June 30th at 2:30pm
    The concert combines Gabriel Fauré’s sublime Requiem, one of the best-loved of all choral works, with shorter secular pieces from the French repertoire. Debussy’s sensitive settings of 15th century poems by Charles d’Orleans contrast with Ravel’s exquisite Trois Chansons, where both the composer’s own texts and music are full of archaic references. Fauré’s witty Madrigal and a selection of Saint-Saëns’ expressive songs complete the program.
    Rick Prakhoff will conduct the Melbourne Bach Choir, with soloists Emilia Bertolini, soprano, and Jeremy Kleeman bass-baritone, together with renowned Australian composer and organist Calvin Bowman.

    Tickets for this concert may be purchased online through http://www.trybooking.com/BBRBBK
    Adults: $50. Concession $40, and Students $20


  2. I have a copy of the cd Schluck & Schnitte with the Tabor Male Choir and would like to play one of the tracks (From Heaven Above to Earth I Come) on 3WAY-FM next week as part of my “Hymns” segment. I wish to receive permission from you to do that please. Thank you.
    Rinska Moritz.
    email : hankandrinska@bigpond.com
    Phone : 5562 9777
    mobile : 0429 498 293


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