Divisi is a volunteer consort specialising in unaccompanied choral music. As a group of developing professionals, Divisi‘s primary aim is to enhance the proficiency of its members and artistic staff – musical and otherwise – through the performance and preparation of ensemble vocal music
The group began as the passion project of its founders: Alex Gorbatov and Bailey Montgomerie. They sought to perform choral music to a higher standard than they ever could through their University. After realizing the immense value the group was giving to them as musicians, the group transformed into a project based choir with community focused aims of performing and commissioning Australian music and the continued professional development of all involved.
Divisi is about to announce an exciting 2020 season which includes it’s first attempt at an extended ensemble work with Fauré’s Requiem but, even more exciting, hopes to commission four young Australian composers and give them the opportunity to work with one of Australia top all-round musicians, Sally Whitwell. Our hope is to start a tradition of commissioning new works so that a season does not go by without a new commission or a premiere.