CHOIR VICTORIA INC.

CHOIR VICTORIA INC.

VICTORIAN BOYS CHOIR, VICTORIAN GIRLS CHOIR, VICTORIAN YOUTH CHORUS

Information current as at MAY 2015

 

CONTACT DETAILS

PO BOX 135, VERMONT VIC 3133

Choir Mobile: 0422 568 100

Choir's Email Address: admin@choirvictoria.org.au

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

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: Choir Victoria is a parent-managed choir which aims to provide children with thorough choral training to create excellent choristers as well as responsible and confident young people

Voice type: Children's/Youth

Choir performs: Mainly accompanied, as well as unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 1974

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 100 Desired: 140

Musical Repertoire: A wide repertoire including classical, light classical, traditional, folk and modern; many songs have been taught in their original language

Musical Director: Lynette Richardson

No. of years in current post: since 2009

Previous musical experience: B.Mus.Ed, currently Head of Music at Geelong Grammar School Toorak Campus; formerly Director of Music for the Australian Girls' Choir, 2000 2006 and worked for the choir for a total of 24 years

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Morning Melodies Concert at Hamer Hall with David Hobson, Geelong Football Club's Best and Fairest Night (singing the Geelong Club theme song), Remembrance Day Service at the Shrine Of Remembrance in Melbourne, Victoria Day Celebrations at the Melbourne Town Hall, Concert with Voicebox (adult male choir), Burwood Carols By Candelight

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: Yes - Choir Victoria holds auditions or trials on a regular basis on a Tuesday night; they offer 2 free trials before signing up if a child wishes to join

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes, 80% for Cadenza (Senior Choir) Concerts: Yes, concerts are compulsory

Membership Fees: Currently: Semplice (Beginner) $130 per term; Intrada (Intermediate) $160 per term, Cadenza (Senior and Performing Choir) $185 per term (subject to change)

Ability to read music: Not necessary - Musical education is provided

Sight-reading ability: Not necessary - Musical education is provided

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Tuesday: Semplice (5-6pm), Intrada (6-7:30pm), Cadenza (6:30-8:30pm); boys and girls rehearse together

Suburb: Ringwood East

Rehearsal venue: Tintern Girls Grammar, 90 Alexandra Road

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Uniform is supplied by Choir Victoria at no charge to choristers

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 3

Av. No. of Performances/year: several

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Hamer Hall, Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne Town Hall, Luther College Chapel (Ringwood), Police Academy Chapel (Glen Waverley)

Examples of musical pieces performed: Folksongs of the Four Seasons (trad., arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams), Gaudeamus Hodie (Natalie Sleeth), Keep the Flame Alive (Ian Jefferson), Celtic Cradle Song (trad., arr. Robert I Hugh)

Touring: Yes - Regional Victoria (occasionally), Interstate (occasionally), Overseas (rarely)

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Choir Victoria is managed and administered by an appointed Committee wholly made up of Choir parents, including President, Vice President, Secretary, Fundraising Manager, Marketing Manager and General Committee; the Treasurer and Music Librarian are volunteers whose children were Choir Members in the past; there is also a Sub-Committee Manager for Fundraising and a Sub-Committee for Major Tours

Types of Committees: see above

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: No

 

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