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AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S CHORUS CELEBRATES SUFFRAGE—(YouTube Video at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HpCmdLRuF8)
Tracy Bartram with Women’s Chorus, Australian Singer & Comedian Tracy Bartram
It took 19 attempts in Parliament for women in Victoria, Australia to get the right to vote in state elections. They finally succeeded in 1908, 12 years before the 19th amendment passed granting women in the U.S. the right to vote. In 2008, the Victoria Women’s Trust commissioned Melbourne based songwriter and musician, Kavisha Mazzella, to compose “Love and Justice,” a women’s anthem to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of Victorian women’s right to vote.
Mazzella conducted the premiere of Love and Justice on November 29, 2008 at the BMW Edge Theatre in Melbourne with a chorus of over 450 women who had been recruited through ads in the local newspapers and media. You can watch the premiere performance on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HpCmdLRuF8.