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The Boite Millennium Chorus is an unauditioned choir with a reputation for producing outstanding concerts, exploring and celebrating Australia's rapidly changing cultural landscape.

Jessie Lloyd's brilliantly successful Missions Songs Project is reviving Australian indigenous songs from the mission days. These moving songs, beautifully arranged, tell an important story about the Australia we live in today. This initiative is reviving contemporary Australian Indigenous songs from 1900 to 1999, focusing on the Christian missions, state run settlements and native camps where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were relocated.

Searching for the secular songs that were sung after church, Mission Songs Project looks to explore the day to day life of the mission days, from cultural identity to love and loss. These unique songs consist of almost forgotten stories that can now shed light into the history of our Indigenous elders, families and communities.

Mission Songs Project faithfully explores the musical journey of Indigenous Australian music and connects the traditional with contemporary, revealing the continuation of cultural practice and song tradition into the 21st century.

The repertoire will feature tunes from the Mission Songs Project debut album 'The Songs Back Home' and the upcoming second album 'Oh PI' a revival and celebration of the old songs sung on Palm Island Aboriginal Settlement in North Queensland.