DANIELLE CARUANA - ARTIST
TOMMY SPENDER - ARTIST
VIRGINIA BOTT - CHOIRMASTER
Virginia is the founder and Musical Director of First Chorus Band Of Singers, an original contemporary choir hailing from Melbourne’s north-side. Performing regularly in Melbourne, over the past 10 years they have collaborated with musicians and artists of all mediums, lending their vocal force and Virginia’s choral arrangements to short film, live theatre, art installation, dance and contemporary music. In 2012 they released Cave Of Lights, an exultant collaborative LP with folk artist Emma Tonkin, capturing “the gloriously redemptive sound of the human spirit alive in a house of skin and bone.” (Michael Dwyer, The Age 2012)
Over the last 10 years Virginia has led adult and children’s choirs, largely working with refugees and new arrivals in Melbourne’s inner-city primary schools. She’s conducted mass choir events of 500, led vocal workshops for people of all walks of life and mentored other choral directors and generalist primary teachers in music education.