CASEY CHOIR

CASEY CHOIR

Information current as at JULY 2019

 

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 is a past Director of the Da Capo Singers chamber choir and the RMIT Choir, and works as a tutor and accompanist with the Berwick Youth Choir; previously he has worked as accompanist and/or assistant musical director with many other choirs; as well as working in schools, musical theatre and community music; Simon is currently the Victorian state secretary of the Australian National Choral Association (ANCA)

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

 

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: Berwick

Rehearsal venue: Fiddlers Green Retirement Village

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

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)

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, and some SATB music is available for sale

 

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