Formally, we are Willin Wimmin Inc.

Willin Wimmin is a women’s community choir based in Williamstown.

We believe singing is for everyone and through song, we support women and social justice within the community.

The choir was formed in 1991, so we've been singing for over 25 years.

Willin Wimmin has been directed by Steph Payne since 2015.

International Women's Day

Cherry Lake 2020

Willin Wimmin rehearsing Term 1 2021 safely outside at the rotunda at Commonwealth Reserve, Williamstown

Join Us!

Become involved with a supportive and welcoming group of women who sing with heart. We welcome anyone who identifies as a woman. No auditions, singing experience or music background necessary - just a good sense of humour.


Repertoire

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

Contact Details

Email: willin.wimmin@gmail.com

Willin Wimmin Inc. Committee

Currently the committee consists of:

President - Margaret Knight (Assistant Director, Music Librarian)

Vice President - Helene Kuoppa

Treasurer - Lizz Lethlean

Secretary - Barbara Beaumont

General - Susan Cross

General - Robin Zakharov (Gig Coordinator)

General - Sue Neale

Rehearsals

School Terms:

Wednesdays 7:30-9:30pm

Church of Christ Hall

Corner John Street & Douglas Parade

Williamstown, Victoria

Social Media

You should like us on Facebook.

Willin Wimmin Facebook

You can also follow us on Instagram.

Willin Wimmin Instagram

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 issues and events 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.

  • Commonwealth Games Baton Relay - Williamstown 2018.

  • Hobsons Bay Sings - 16 days of Activism. Williamstown Town Hall. Massed choir directed by Jane York. December 2019.

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 and Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus.

  • Jessie Lloyd's Mission Songs Project, 2017 at Melb Town Hall as part of Yirramboi Festival.

We have, very importantly, also just sung for each other, in times of sadness, joy, longing, celebration and always with love.