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The Boite Millennium Chorus is an un-auditioned, annual, massed choir presented by the Boite. Conceived in 1999 as a major celebration ushering in the new millennium, with a three year life span, the project is now in its 16th season. The Boite Millennium Chorus (previously known as The Melbourne Millennium Chorus) has achieved the acclaim of audiences and critics alike and has created live recordings with broad appeal to individuals and the media. It involves the creation of a 250-400 voice choir, is made up of community singers from across Australia, brought together for about ten weeks of rehearsals each year. It incorporates exciting songs and themes reflecting Australia's cultural diversity and culminates in a concert series at a prestigious Melbourne Venue, to an audience of about 2,000.
2013 - Coco de Mer - Songs and Stories of the Seychelles
In 2013, discover the songs of the Seychelles Islands, and the music of the Indian Ocean.The tropical archipelago of the Seychelles produces funky sounds and rhythmic beats. Well known and loved choir directors from Ballarat, Dani Fry and Stella Savy (pictured), will lead the choir. Seychellois songstress, Grace Barbé, is involved creatively in the project and will visit from Perth to feature in the Melbourne Town Hall concert. Join them for months of island rhythms and explore the depths of the world's oceans through song this year.
Featuring touring artists from Seychelles, Jean-Marc Volcy and traditional Tinge dancer Gaetan Landry.
Project artwork for the Coco de Mer project is by celebrated Seychellois artist, George Camille.
Relaxed, interesting and especially lively with directors Stella Savy and Dani Fry, rehearsals are held on Sunday afternoons from May to August in Melbourne. Groups from across Victoria rehearse in their regions, and travel to Melbourne to join the final rehearsal and concert. Visit the Regional Choir page for further information.
Sunday 26 May 2:00pm - 4:30 pm - Melbourne Girls College, Yarra Boulevard Richmond
Sunday 2 June 2:00pm - 4:30 pm - Melbourne Girls College, Yarra Boulevard Richmond
Sunday 16 June 2:00pm - 4:30 pm - Melbourne Girls College, Yarra Boulevard Richmond
Sunday 23 June 2:00pm - 4:30 pm - Melbourne Girls College, Yarra Boulevard Richmond
Sunday 30 June 2:00pm - 4:30 pm - Melbourne Girls College, Yarra Boulevard Richmond
Sunday 7 July 2:00pm - 4:30 pm - Melbourne Girls College, Yarra Boulevard Richmond
Sunday 14 July 2:00pm - 4:30 pm - Melbourne Girls College, Yarra Boulevard Richmond
Sunday 28 July 2:00pm - 5:30 pm - Extended Rehearsal: Melbourne High School, Forrest Hill South Yarra
Saturday 3 August 2:00pm - 5:30 - Extended Rehearsal - Collins Street Baptist Church
Sunday 4 August 10:00 am - 12:00 am Melbourne Town Hall - Tech Rehearsal
Concert Sunday 4th August - 2:00pm - Melbourne Town Hall
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