Cath has been a professional performer for over 30 years and attained a Bachelor of Arts in Drama and Music from QUT. She co-founded acclaimed acappella trio Sister Moon Ensemble with Julie Robson and Lisa Smith, releasing a 5-track EP-CD 'New Country' in 1994.
In 1995, she combined forces with UK singer-songwriter Jay Turner to form duo Mundy-Turner, touring the folk festival and acoustic-music circuit internationally and releasing seven full-length albums.
Passionate about harmony singing since childhood, Cath has over 12 years specialist experience in conducting community choirs. She conducts Freedom Train, Mixed Beans multicultural choir & With One Voice Brisbane on a weekly basis and is regularly engaged in facilitating short-term singing and songwriting projects with community groups.
Cath was employed by Queensland Music Festival as premier choral conductor and arranger for large-scale production 'Under This Sky' (2015) and her work on that project was featured in SBS documentary 'The Logan Project'. https://www.sbs.com.au/programs/the-logan-project
She directed the youth chorus for the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games 2018 and co-won Best Musical Director Gold Coast Theatre Awards 2013 for her work with Jay on original musical 'Billy Buckett - A Rock 'n' Roll Love Story'.
To celebrate 10 years anniversary of Mixed Beans (with Cath as conductor in all that time), Cath directed and conducted the recording of the choir's second album 'DecaDance' at Alchemix Studios which was also filmed by videographer Pascal Burger.
Conducting Mixed Beans 10th anniversary album 'DecaDance' @ Alchemix Studio: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvIA25IgTk8XqWrW2vTedJto3aNITfLlE
Conducting Mixed Beans Choir In Quarantine, singing Korean folk-song 'Arirang':
Conducting Freedom Train's tribute to former chorister, Meryl Voss:
Cath is deeply beloved by her choirs for the warm, fun & abidingly patient way she invites even the most inexperienced to find their voice whilst enjoying the company of a caring, supportive community.
"The most creative person I know is my choir director, Cath Mundy. She has an accomplished career in the arts, particularly music. While she is an incredible musician and singer, I think what makes her most creative as a choir director is her ability to connect people and make us feel creative.
She encourages us to connect with the music we are singing, not just with our voices, but with our hearts, bodies and minds. She creates something new every time we sing with her, and I think she is a genius!"
~ Rebekah Brammer
CATH'S CHOIRS ARE ONLINE during the COVID-19 shutdown.
Enjoy Cath & Jay's entertaining and instructional choir rehearsals, four sessions a week delivered via Facebook Live from their home to yours.
Non-members are welcome to view the online rehearsals but learning materials are only made available for registered members. To register fo any of the choirs, email cathjay#mundyturner.com. (Replace the # with @)
FREEDOM TRAIN CHOIR online rehearsal
MONDAYS LIVE: 4:15-5:15pm (AEST)
Zoom meeting 6:30-7:30pm for members only.
MIXED BEANS MULTICULTURAL CHOIR
TUESDAY LIVE 4:45-5:30pm (AEST)
Zoom meeting 5:30-6:30pm for members only.
WITH ONE VOICE AUSTRALIA
WEDNESDAYS LIVE 5:30-6:10pm (AEST)
Open to all!
WITH ONE VOICE BRISBANE
WEDNESDAYS LIVE 6:15-7pm (AEST)
Zoom meeting 7-8pm for members only.
IN PERSON REHEARSALS
Freedom Train: Monday 6 - 8:00pm
Talbarra Retirement Village, 130-150 Old Logan Village Road, Waterford.
Mixed Beans multicultural choir: Tuesday 4:30-6:00pm, except public & school holidays
Beenleigh Library, Crete Street, Beenleigh.
With One Voice Brisbane: Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm, except for the Christmas break (mid Dec-end Jan)
Wynnum Room, Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide Street, Brisbane CBD. Entry via Adelaide Street doors.
All Cath's Choirs are community-based. Singers of all levels of experience (from bathroom to concert hall!) are welcome. There are no auditions, beyond the wish to sing.
Freedom Train is a term-by-term fee paying membership.
Mixed Beans is free to the public, but participants usually help in fundraising activities.
WOVB is a fee-paid membership, dependent on individual circumstances.