CASEY CHOIR

CASEY CHOIR

Information current as at JANUARY 2021

 

CONTACT DETAILS

PO Box 620, BERWICK 3806

Marlene Lawrence, Public Relations Officer, (03) 9702 2908 (AH)

Choir's Email Address: caseychoirladies@gmail.com

Choir's Website: caseychoir.com.au

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: The Casey Choir is a Ladies choir where the emphasis is on achieving excellence through having fun, lots of laughter, tea and coffee, and of course singing

Voice type: ALL FEMALE SINGERS

Choir performs: Both accompanied & unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 1998

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 60 Desired: 60+

Musical Repertoire: A wide range of music written for women's voices, including classical, folk and popular music

Musical Director: Simon Loveless

No. of years in current post: since 2010

Previous musical experience: Simon's previous directing positions include West Gippsland Chorale, Da Capo Singers and RMIT Choir; he has been accompanist or assistant director with a number of other choirs, currently serving in both roles with Melbourne Youth Chorale; Simon works as a freelance accompanist, working with a number of schools, theatre companies and other community music organisations

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Melbourne Women's Choir, Australian Welsh Male Choir, Cranbourne Chorale, Mornington Peninsula Chorale, Yarra Trio, T3 Trio, Casey Concert Band, Claire Patti, Shu-Cheen Yu, Melbourne Mandolin Orchestra, Melbourne Youth Chorale, Pure Melodics

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No, just tested for range and assigned to the appropriate section

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: $35 Monthly Fee, $5 Monthly Social Member Fee if not singing

Ability to read music: Desirable but not necessary

Sight-reading ability: Not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Thursday

Suburb: Cranbourne West

Rehearsal venue: Cranbourne West Community Hub

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: The choir has both a formal and an informal uniform

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 2

Av. No. of Performances/year: 10

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Rosanove Auditorium at St Margarets School, Christ Church (South Yarra), Melbourne Grammar School, Berwick Anglican Church, Berwick Masonic Hall, Casey Grammar School auditorium, Bunjil Place, Beaconsfield Community Centre, Montsalvat, Hobart Town Hall

Examples of musical pieces performed: Prayer of the Children (Bestor), Cantique de Jean Racine (Rutter), Love Me Sweet (Vine), Hallelujah (Cohen), Witches Chorus (Verdi), Bohemian Rhapsody (Mercury), Dona Nobis Pacem (Scott), And Ain't I A Woman (Sojourner Truth), Bridge Over Troubled Water, Bohemian Rhapsody, South African Suite, Lascia ch'io pianga (Handel), One Voice (Wailin' Jennys), Mamma Mia

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

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: The choir is an Incorporated Association

Types of Committees: Management

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

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Available for hire to other groups: Yes

Hiring fees apply: Yes

 

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