Formally, we are Willin Wimmin Inc. having recently incorporated.

Who Are We?

Willin Wimmin is a women’s community choir based in Williamstown. We believe singing is for everyone and through song, support women as well as social justice within the community. 
The choir was formed in 1991 and is currently lead by Steph Payne. 
2016, we are proud to say, was our 25th year!

Join Us!

Become involved with a supportive and welcoming group of women who sing with heart. No auditions, singing experience or music background necessary - just a good sense of humour. Singing at events is optional, but encouraged.

Repertoire

We sing a range of songs, mainly a cappella from various genres. World, folk, choral and contemporary. We celebrate cultural diversity.

Where We've Performed

Over the years we have sung at many political, sport, art, health and women’s issues events which took us to a variety of venues such as:
  • National Art Gallery of Victoria
  • Deakin Edge Theatre (formally BMW)
  • Federation Square
  • Melbourne Recital Centre
  • Melbourne Town Hall
  • The Windsor Hotel
  • Fairlea Women’s Prison 
  • Maribyrnong Detention Centre
Community and Women’s issues are always at the forefront of our philosophy. Some of the many places we have sung for:
  • VWT Credit Where Credit's Due - Julia Gillard  2013
  • ARMSVic-Assoc of Relinquishing Mothers (Official Vic government apology) armsvic.org.au
  • Floyd Lodge Open Garden Annual events
  • Zonta National conference 2011
  • VIEW Victoria conference 2010
  • National Women in Construction Awards
  • Emily’s List
  • 10th Anniversary of Women’s Studies at Latrobe University
  • Women’s Lacrose Championship
  • ‘Spot On Joan’ Concert - Joan Kirner was our Patron
  • Reconciliation events
  • AsbestosWise Annual Memorials at BMW Edge in Federation Square.
  • Donna Jackson's book launch of Art for Social Change at Williamstown Literary Festival 2016 with Newport Community Choir and the Trade Union Choir.
  • Hope Bereavement Ceremony 2016, for families greiving children who have passed away.
  • Jessie Lloyd's Mission Songs Project, 2017 at Melb Town Hall as part of Yirramboi Festival.
Individuals have also performed in theatrical productions and mass singing events:
  • DUST - A musical about Asbestos written and The Baby Show, both written and produced by Donna Jackson. http://www.hubcapproductions.com.au
  • TTFO/Swansong written by Peta Murray. This is a continuing production. Further info see: http://thingsthatfallover.wordpress.com
  • Love and Justice -The women's anthem to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Women in Victoria gaining the right to vote. Anthem written by Kavesha Mazzella
  • Melbourne Millennium Chorus
  • MASSIVE Big Sing - Hip Hop with over 200 fellow choristers
  • Newport Folk Festival - Folk to Classical concert with Newport Community Choir singing Vivaldi's Gloria .
We have, very importantly, also just sung for each other, in times of sadness, joy, longing, celebration and always with love.

Contact Details

Email: choir_ww@yahoo.com.au
Phone:    President - Julie Merritt (03) 9397 7809 
              Musical Director - Steph Payne 0409 856 071              


Social Media

You should like us on Facebook.

You can also follow us on Instagram.

Rehearsals

School Terms: Wednesdays 7:30-9:30pm 
Church of Christ Hall
Corner John Street & Douglas Parade
Williamstown, Victoria






Willin Wimmin Inc. Committee

Currently the committee consists of:

President - Ann Goodwin
Treasurer - Jane Taylor
Secretary - Fran Callinan
General - Julie Merritt
General - Fay Juetz
General - Sarah Barlow
General - Robyn Becker

Annie Robertson, though not on the committee this year, is our membership co-ordinator. Our thanks to Annie for many many years of doing that and the treasurer roles.