WITH ONE VOICE ASHBURTON

WITH ONE VOICE ASHBURTON

Information current as at MAY 2016

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Creativity Australia, Level 1, 10 Dorcas St, SOUTH MELBOURNE 3205

Creativity Australia: (03) 8679 6088 (BH)

Choir's Email Address: enquiries@cal.org.au

Choir's Website: www.creativityaustralia.org.au/choirs/melbourne/

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: No matter what age you are or what language you speak, singing offers opportunities to learn, grow, and express who you are; With One Voice Ashburton is a thriving group; they have a diverse range of members who love to come together and sing their hearts out each week; rehearsals end with a chat and laugh over supper; they are always on the hunt for new members - no singing experience necessary, everyone welcome

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Accompanied

Year Choir formed: 2010

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 50 Desired: 100

Musical Repertoire: All kinds of musical styles, from the popular hits and classics to folk songs

Musical Director: Kym Dillon

No. of years in current post: since 2012

Previous musical experience: Kym is the Lead Conductor of the With One Voice program, and conducts four With One Voice choirs: Melbourne, Ashburton, Altona Meadows and Geelong; he has had his work performed in Australia, the UK, North America, Canada, Romania and Italy; amongst his Australian performances have been two works written for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and a choral work performed by the Astra Chamber Music Society

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Other choirs in the With One Voice program

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: No Concerts: No

Membership Fees: Membership is by tax deductible donation - contact Creativity Australia for details

Ability to read music: Not necessary

Sight-reading ability: Not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Wednesday

Suburb: Ashburton

Rehearsal venue: Ashburton Baptist Church, 8 Y St

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: With One Voice t-shirts, supplied at registration

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 3

Av. No. of Performances/year: 8

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Melbourne Town Hall, Federation Square, Interfaith Festivals

Examples of musical pieces performed: Lean On Me, singing in the Rain

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: The choir is part of Creativity Australia's "With One Voice" choir program; Creativity Australia is a charity run by small professional team and Board

Types of Committees: n/a

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: No

 

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