About

Cinzia Cursaro leads Women with Latitude and is passionate about the role of music and singing in our lives. 

Women with Latitude is a 30 strong Acappella voice ensemble and in 2018, will celebrate 20 years of singing together.  They have built a wonderful repertoire under the guidance of several talented Musical Directors prior to Cinzia including acclaimed performer, Libby O’Donovan, Angela Sharp, Sarah Bleby and Rosalie Day.

The group operates under a set of guidelines and policies and is managed by a small Committee selected by members at Annual General Meetings. There is a strong commitment by members to attend weekly rehearsal and an expectation that members will support one another by offering their full attention to achieve more streamlined learning of harmonies.

 

History

Historical highlights for Women with Latitude include:

  • Being state finalists in the inaugural ABC Classic FM Choir of the Year competition
  • Twice guest performers at the Bundaleer Forest Musical Festival 
  • The reputation of having several sell-out Adelaide Fringe performances in 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • Backing Dr G Yunupingu to a sell-out crowd in his Gospel Songs Tour at the Festival Theatre in August 2015
  • Recording a theme song for Girl Asleep, the South Australian coming-of-age comic drama by Windmill Theatre Co Director Rosemary Myers which continues to achieve remarkable success with award wins, sell-out screenings and critical acclaim around the world, making it one of the most successful Australian films in 2016.
  • Featuring in the first night of The Events, a State Theatre Company production in 2017.

In the first 14 years, Women with Latitude held weekly rehearsals at St Theodore’s Anglican Church in Toorak Gardens. It was a wonderful venue that was big enough to hold performances for family and friends but it was not uncommon to see blankets, hot water bottles, woollen scarves and gloves and many layers during the winter months.

In 2013, the group moved to the Church of the Trinity in Clarence Gardens and are thoroughly enjoying the more comfortable seasonal conditions and true acoustics. An added bonus is that Church of the Trinity is a tremendous venue for concerts.