CAMBERWELL CHORALE

CAMBERWELL CHORALE

Information current as at JANUARY 2016

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Michael Coughlan, Secretary, 0419 411 225

Choir's Email Address: secretary@camberwellchorale.org.au

Choir's Website: www.camberwellchorale.org.au

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: To perform significant choral works at the highest achievable level, and provide the community with quality music at an affordable price

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Accompanied

Year Choir formed: 1944

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 90 Desired: 100

Musical Repertoire: Major choral works - eg. masses, oratorios, passion music; a variety of smaller sacred and secular works

Musical Director: Douglas Heywood OAM

No. of years in current post: since 1975

Previous musical experience: Professional singer, orchestral conductor, university lecturer in music and education

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Camerata Orchestra, Preston Symphony Orchestra, Caulfield City Choir, Box Hill Choral Society, West Gippsland Chorale

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: Full $315 p.a., Concession $240 p.a., Students $100 p.a.

Ability to read music: Desirable

Sight-reading ability: Desirable

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Tuesday

Suburb: Camberwell

Rehearsal venue: Camberwell Baptist Church, cnr Riversdale Rd and Wills St, near Camberwell Junction

Off-street parking: Some spaces available

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Ladies - Long sleeved black top, long black skirt or slacks; Gents - Dinner suit and black or blue bow tie as directed

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 4

Av. No. of Performances/year: 4

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Camberwell Centre, Hawthorn Arts Centre, Williamstown Town Hall, various churches

Examples of musical pieces performed: The Messiah (Handel); Masses by Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn and Schubert; St John's Passion (Bach), Elijah (Mendelssohn), varying opera choruses and choral favourites

Touring: Yes - Melbourne Metro Area/Regional Victoria

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Management Committee

Types of Committees: Management Committee, Social Committee

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: Yes

Hiring fees apply: Yes

 

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