THE CHOIR OF CHRIST CHURCH BRUNSWICK

THE CHOIR OF CHRIST CHURCH BRUNSWICK

Information current as at JANUARY 2015

 

CONTACT DETAILS

CHRIST CHURCH, 8 GLENLYON RD, BRUNSWICK VIC 3086

Dr Kieran Crichton, Organist, 0407 816 321

Choir's Email Address: music@christchurchbrunswick.org

Choir's Website: www.christchurchbrunswick.org

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: The Choir of Christ Church Brunswick aims to offer a friendly community for people who would like to sing in a group with a steady weekly commitment; the choir aims to provide educational opportunities for adults who would like to learn about singing and musical literacy in a performance-oriented setting

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both unaccompanied & accompanied

Year Choir formed: The current ensemble was formed in 2004, however there have been various choirs at Christ Church since the late-1850s

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 5 Desired: up to 20

Musical Repertoire: Sacred music from plainchant to Parry and beyond

Musical Director: Kieran Crichton

No. of years in current post: 2004-08, then since 2014

Previous musical experience: Kieran Crichton studied organ and harpsichord at the University of Melbourne, where he also sang with Early Voices (directed by Stephen Grant), the choirs of St Peter's (Eastern Hill), Christ Church South Yarra, and in various ad hoc groups; Kieran has also spent short spells singing with choirs in England and Scotland

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Other parish choirs, the local Salvation Army Band, at festivals such as the Buddha's Day celebration, and at local events such as the Sydney Road Festival

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No - Membership is via a short probationary period, depending on prior experience and ability to meet a regular commitment

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: No

Ability to read music: Desirable but not necessary

Sight-reading ability: Desirable but not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Sunday (daytime)

Suburb: Brunswick

Rehearsal venue: Christ Church

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Smart casual street clothes for ordinary liturgical commitments; choir robes provided

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: N/A

Av. No. of Performances/year: 60+

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Christ Church (Brunswick)

Examples of musical pieces performed: Missa "O Quam Gloriosum" (Victoria), All this Night (William Walton), Panis Angelicus (Cesar Frank), Good Friday music (Victoria), Missa Brevis "Spatzenmesse" (Mozart)

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Director of Music in consultation with the Vicar

Types of Committees: none

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: Yes

Hiring fees apply: By negotiation

 

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