AUSTRALIAN YOUTH CHOIR

AUSTRALIAN YOUTH CHOIR

Information current as at MAY 2019

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Head Office, 35 MATLOCK STREET, CANTERBURY VIC 3126

1300 761 039

Choir's Email Address: office2@niypaa.com.au

Choir's Website: www.niypaa.com.au

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: Established in 1975, the Australian Youth Choir is committed to providing singers with a vocal experience that encourages them to excel as artists and develop into confident, accomplished performers; through carefully sequenced choral curriculum, the Choir develops the natural voice in a supportive environment that encourages teamwork, co-operation, communication and self esteem

Voice type: Children's/Youth

Choir performs: Both accompanied & unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 1975

No. of Singing Members - Currently: TBA Desired: TBA

Musical Repertoire: Variety - sacred and secular; traditional choral repertoire and more popular songs

Musical Director: Gillian Carr, Grant Furneaux

No. of years in current post: TBA

Previous musical experience: TBA

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Vienna Boys Choir, The Keystone State Boychoir, Philadelphia Boys Choir, New York Youth Orchestra, Newark Boys Chorus and The All-American Boys Chorus

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: Yes, approx. 10 minutes long, students are auditioned in groups, aural/rhythm and singing activities

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: Annual tuition fees start at $995 depending on level, plus a once-off registration fee of $95

Ability to read music: Not necessary

Sight-reading ability: Not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Varies according to suburb - see below

Suburbs: Frankston - Monday evenings; Glen Iris - Tuesday evenings; Canterbury - Friday evenings

Rehearsal venue: St Paul's Anglican Church Hall (cnr Bay St South/High St, Frankston); St Faith's Church Hall (4 Charles St, Glen Iris); AYC Office (35 Matlock St, Canterbury)

Off-street parking: generally Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Choir uniform

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 2

Av. No. of Performances/year: 2; senior levels may also perform at additional events and concerts

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: the Choir has performed in many prestigious venues around Australia and overseas

Examples of musical pieces performed: TBA

Touring: Yes

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Australian Youth Choir (AYC), incorporated in 1975, is a division of the National Institute of Youth Performing Arts - Australia (NIYPAA), governed by a Board of Directors

Types of Committees: n/a

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: Yes

Hiring fees apply: Yes

 

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