AUSTRIAN SINGERS MELBOURNE

AUSTRIAN SINGERS MELBOURNE

Information current as at SEPTEMBER 2015

 

CONTACT DETAILS

PO BOX 1435, MOORABBIN VIC 3189

Eva McAlister, Musical Director, 9532 0225 (AH + BH)

Choir's Email Addresses: swim@tradetex.com.au and austriansingersmelbourne@gmail.com

Choir's Website: N/A

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: To preserve Austrian and German choral music and perform it to the widest possible audience

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both accompanied & unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: The choir previously ran from 1981-2008, and was reformed in 2010

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 25 Desired: 40

Musical Repertoire: Modern Folk, Classical and Sacred works of Austria and Germany; ranging from early Renaissance through to classical and popular 20th century, eg Deutsche Messe (Schubert), Innsbruck ich muss dich lassen (Isaac), and 20th century contemporary folk music including choral yodels; all music is sung in German and Austrian dialects

Musical Director: Eva McAlister

No. of years in current post: since 2011

Previous musical experience: BA MPPM (University of Melbourne), trained in classical Piano and violin, Conductor of Scandinvaian Choir Melbourne

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: N/A

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: Yes - an informal audition is done to determine vocal range

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: No Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: $50 per semester

Ability to read music: Desirable but not necessary; an ability to read German text, though, is necessary

Sight-reading ability: Not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Tuesday

Suburb: Camberwell

Rehearsal venue: St Christopher's German Speaking Catholic Church Hall

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Austrian Traditional Dress: Women-Dirndl, Men-Black pants, white shirt and traditional tie, all of which are supplied

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 2

Av. No. of Performances/year: 6

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Toorak Uniting Church, Ewing Memorial Church

Examples of musical pieces performed: Deutsche Messe (Schubert)

Touring: Yes - Melbourne Metro Area/Regional Victoria/Interstate

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Management Committee

Types of Committees: Social, Fundraising

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: No

 

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