The content on this website is presented for the purposes of education and preservation. Despite our efforts, we have been unable to identify all people involved in some of the early musical performances that appear on this site. If you feature (or recognise someone who features) in either an audio or film recording featured on this website and have not been credited please make contact with us so we can credit you appropriately. If you believe that we have infringed your copyright please contact us and we will remove the material from the site.
The Boîte would like to acknowledge all current and past committee and board members, staff and volunteers for their invaluable contributions to the organisation over the last 40 years.
Thank you to Therese Virtue for proof reading all content and Roger King for his careful documentation of The Boîte events and activities over the years that provided such a useful resource to draw on for this project.
Also, thanks to Eyal Chipkiewicz for his work on the design of The Boîte history site, to Ben Joss for assistance with audio editing and Alicia Cerreto for research assistance.
Oral History interviews
Oral history interview with Cavel Zangalis, by Jen Rose (01/07/16)
Oral history interview with Richard Brown and Alex Butler by Jen Rose (13/06/2016)
Oral history interview with George Zangalis, by Jen Rose (13/09/2016)
Oral history interview with Peter Leman, by Jen Rose (30/06/2016)
Oral history interview with Roger King, by Jen Rose (20/09/2019)
Oral history Interview with Therese Virtue, by Jen Rose (29/08/19)
Oral history interview with Vinod Prasanna, by Jen Rose (13/08/19)
Oral history Interview with Sofia Chapman and Alana Hunt, by Jen Rose (05/05/2019)
Oral history interview with Arnold Zable, by Jen Rose (20/09/2019)
Oral history interview with Ernie Gruner, by Jen Rose (04/06/19)
Oral history interview with Helen Begley, by Jen Rose (12/1/2019)
Oral history interview with Kavisha Mazella, by Jen Rose (28/07/2019)
Oral history Interview with Gail Breckon, by Jen Rose (15/01/2019)
Oral history interview with Kass Mulvaney, by Jen Rose (12/01/2019)
Oral history interview withJulie Bain, by Jen Rose (12/01/2019)
Oral history interview with Ego Lemos, by Jen Rose (11/10/2019)
Oral history interview with Leah Healy, by Jen Rose (13/09/2019)
Oral history interview with Alejandro Vargas, by Jen Rose (14/05/2019)
Oral history interview with Graeme Smith, by Jen Rose (14/06/2016)
Oral history interview with Gwenda Davey, by Jen Rose (17/06/2016)
Oral history interview with Priscilla Clarke, by Jen Rose (20/06/2016)
Oral history interview with Susan Wright, by Jen Rose (25/09/2019)
Oral history interview with Babette Oshrey, by Jen Rose (12/01/2019)
Oral history interview with Nela Trifkovic, by Jen Rose (12/01/2019)
Oral history interview with Olga Black by Jen Rose (12/01/2019)
Oral history interview with Eyal Chipkiewicz by Jen Rose (25/09/2019)
Musical credits and other sources
The Boîte is formed in Sydney
Al Grassby quote appeared in Arvantitakis farewell concert program, The Boîte 1978.
Finding a home in Melbourne
Richard Brown, audio recording of Music of Migration concert, 5th October 1979. The Boîte archive.
The first Melbourne Boîte concert
Victorian Parliamentary Debates, Legislative Assembly, vol. no. 337, 11/4/1978, p. 1208.
Video – Cavel Zangalis of the Melbourne Boîte committee at the first concert, 1st June 1979. The Boîte archive.
Video – Apurima, perform at the first Boîte concert in Melbourne, 1st June 1979. The Boîte archive.
The Richmond Innovations Project
Video – Richmond Innovations Project, Macedonian music and dance workshop, Richmond West Primary School, 1979. The Boîte Archive.
The Boîte hosts concerts at the Great Hall of the National Art Gallery
The Italian Folk Ensemble, Live recording at the Music of Migration Concert, October 1979. The Boîte archive.
Boîte in the Park at Richmond Reserve
Unidentified Vietnamese musician, performing live at Richmond Reserve Concert of Ethnic Music, February 1980. The Boîte archive.
The Boîte releases its first cassette
Alfirio Cristaldo, Galopera (Mauricio C. Ocampo) Recorded by Trevor Carter at Studio 52. From CD Kulluka, produced by The Boîte. SSM 053CD
1988 The Boîte takes to the airwaves
The Boîte Annual Report 1989.
Soundtrack behind oral history segment: Mal Webb, Phil Carroll, Evan Davies, From Flinders Street, From The Boîte 30th Birthday Celebration at the National Gallery of Victoria Sunday May 31, 2009. Celebrating Global Sounds DVD.
The World Music Café is launched and the Boîte settles into North Fitzroy
Richmond Community Education Centre Annual Report 1986.
Video – Klezmeritis launch of self-titled CD, Boîte World Music Café, 16th September 2000. Ernie Gruner (Violin), Phil Carroll (Accordion), Ron Hansen (Double Bass).
The Boîte host the Melbourne A Cappella Festival for the first time
The Boîte Annual Report, 1993.
Austrian Yodel Trio Der dahoam zschad is (traditional Austrian). Recording Engineer Danile Desiere, recorded at Newmarket Studios producer: Dieter Bajzek, originally from the CD Austria Down Under (DEX 239CDE), republished on the CD Australian A Cappella, The Boîte (SSMO50CD)
The Boîte presents the inaugural Melbourne Millennium Chorus
Valanga Khoza, The Millennium Chorus & Colours of Pulse Drummers, Sombamba. Written by Valanga Khoza, arranged for choir by Valanga Khoza & Melanie Shanahan. Melbourne Millennium Chorus Melbourne Concert Hall 1999 CD, produced by Deiter Bajzek, The Boîte (Boîte 005).
Issues of sovereignty and reconciliation are explored through the Melbourne Millennium Chorus
The New 5 Do Oriente, Gamu Sula (Traditional/East Timor), Concert for East Timor CD, produced by Diana Clark and Harry Williamson, The Boîte (Boîte 008)
Richard Frankland, Who Made Me Who I Am. Winter Dreaming: A Concert for Reconciliation CD, Produced by Diana Clark and Harry Williamson, The Boîte (Boîte 009)
The Millennium Chorus explores the refugee journey through Flight
The Boîte Annual Report 2002.
Kavisha Mazzella (solo vocal & guitar) Greg Hunt (violin), Rosie Westbrook (double bass), with the Melbourne Millennium Chorus, conducted by Kavisha Mazella. All God’s Beggars. (Words: Kavisha Mazzella & Arnold Zable; Music Kavisha Mazzella). Flight: Concert for Refugees CD, produced by Dieter Bajzek & Harry Williamson, The Boîte, (The Boîte 10)
Award winning Boîte concert Fig Tree reaches record audiences
Freydi Mrocki (vocals) & David Krycer (guitar & double bass), A Friendly Hand (A Freyntlekher Hant). Words: M. Zable, Music: D. Krycer.The Fig Tree: A musical companion to Arnold Zable’s book CD, produced by Dieter Bajzek, Roger King, Therese Virtue & Arnold Zable, The Boîte, (The Boîte 011).
Arnold Zable, album notes in Costas Tsicaderis, The Mighty & the Humble CD. The Boîte, (The Boîte 017).
Costas Tsicaderis (vocals & guitar), Spiros Papoutsis (accordion & harmony vocals), Jacob Papadopoulos (bouzouki). The Mighty and the Humble. Lyrics: Olga Yiannopoulou-Best & Costas Tsicaderis. Music: Costas Tsicaderis. Costas Tsicaderis The Mighty & the Humble CD. The Boîte, (The Boîte 017).
The Limpopo Project leads to the Boîte’s first internationally produced CD
Valanga Khoza & The Boîte Schools Chorus, Thula Sizwe. Limpopo Concert. Artistic and Musical Directors Andrea Khoza and Valanga Khoza. From the live recording featured on Limpopo: Singing in Harmony with the Mafumani Secondary School Choir DVD, The Boîte (The Boîte DVD 006)
The Boîte celebrates 30 years at the Great Hall of the National Gallery
Video – The Boîte 30, produced by Harry Williamson.
Singers tour the Seychelles
The Boîte Millennium Chorus, Kultur, written and arranged by Stella Savy. Coco de Mer: Sounds of Seychelles CD, The Boîte (The Boîte 026).
2014 The Melbourne Millennium Chorus returns to Hamer Hall with Gurrong
The Boîte Annual Report 2014.