The Boite is dedicated to building bridges between cultures, supporting musicians
from diverse cultures and encouraging active participation in the arts. Established in 1979, The Boite celebrates Australia's amazing cultural diversity through a prolific program of festivals, events, radio programs, CDs and publications.
Our flagship activity is the Boite World Music Cafe, regular high quality concerts often presented by artists from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds - many having fled their homelands to seek a new life in Australia. We encourage creative development, provide professional performance opportunities, promote audience development and respect for the work of the artists. Time and time again our audiences are rewarded by brilliant musicianship from these generous artists.
Our key projects - The Millennium Chorus, The Boite Schools Chorus and The Singers Festival, Daylesford - use singing as a means of encouraging active community participation in the arts.
The Millennium Chorus is an un-auditioned, annual, massed choir that brings together community singers from across Australia with exciting songs and themes reflecting Australia's cultural diversity.
The Boite Schools Chorus is a state wide choral event for schools and community youth choirs that allows young people to actively participate in the Arts, to explore the world through song and to enjoy the joy of singing with others.
The Singers Festival, Daylesford is a three day celebration of singing where talented, generous artists from different corners of the world, guide participants in a weekend of music making and friendship.
How will your donations be used?
- Presentation of concerts by emerging artists from diverse cultural backgrounds
- Enabling more students, particularly those from less advantaged and regional schools, to join the Boite Schools Chorus.
- Supporting financially disadvantaged artists from cultural diverse communities to participate in workshops and other development opportunities.