The Faye Dumont Singers
Faye Dumont is the founder and director of the Faye Dumont Singers, a long-running Melbourne-based choir.
When Faye Dumont returned from studies in America (at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles) she soon set up a choir, which at its first concert was called The Canterbury Singers. Following that concert, and before making its first recording, the choir members voted a change of name to the Faye Dumont Singers. The first recording was a carol record – O Come All Ye Faithful; and a second followed – The Birds.
Faye Dumont has directed other choirs as well over the years: Melbourne Chamber Choir, Melbourne Women’s Choir, The Melbourne Mastersingers, and Chorelation. The Faye Dumont Singers Inc. has continued an annual concert series since its early days. It has also been instrumental in gathering others to share concert platforms – for many years providing Sing Christmas (including one in the Tennis Centre, with the Melbourne Symphony); nine Voices of Women festivals for women’s choirs from throughout the country; and in 2017 has presented its 17th Choral@Montsalvat festival.
The Faye Dumont Singers Inc. choirs have a policy of commissioning and performing premiere works both Australian and international; and continue to encourage young composers in the Showcase of Australian Works at Choral@Montsalvat.
Artist's website: fdsingers.com
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A Melbourne-based choir led by Faye Dumont. Variety and finesse is clearly part of their charter.