Celebrating womanhood by uniting women from diverse backgrounds, race and sexuality to raise the spirit and inspire the soul through music and song.
The Decibelles Female Pop Choir Inc. is a Melbourne-based contemporary choir founded in October 2012. We are approximately 40 strong and divided into Sopranos, Mezzos, High Altos and Low Altos.
We love to sing pop music ranging from the 60s to now with a focus on the contemporary.
We regularly perform in our own stand-alone shows, collaborate with a range of artists and other choirs, and provide high quality entertainment for private and public events and charities in our local community.
Musical Director - Ursula Paez
Ursula Paez studied under Stephen Grant and Anna Connolly at the Victoria College of the Arts at the University of Melbourne, and was awarded a Bachelor in Music Performance (mezzo-soprano) in 2009.
Having sung as a child in her native country, Colombia, she went on to sing with professional choirs, performing classical and folk music zarzuelas (Spanish operetta). In Australia she has sung with the Melbourne Chorale and in the Wesley Uniting Church Ensemble, conducted by Geoff Urquhart.
Ursula has been the Musical Director of LOW REZ Male Pop Choir since July 2009 and for The Decibelles since March 2015.
Accompanist - Judith Dodsworth
An artist, educator and clinician working across a large variety of genres and styles, Judith Dodsworth trained initially as an opera singer in Australia, London and Vienna, and has performed widely as a vocal soloist, both in Australia and overseas.
She is regarded as one of Australia’s leading exponents of contemporary classical repertoire. Until recently she was Head of Classical Voice at Monash University, and has lectured, taught, coached, run masterclasses, workshops and assessments for Monash, the University of Melbourne, VCA and more.