CHORAL INSTITUTE MELBOURNE (CHIME)

CHORAL INSTITUTE MELBOURNE (CHIME)

Information current as at MARCH 2017

 

CONTACT DETAILS

PO BOX 491, BRENTWOOD SQUARE VIC 3131

Choir Mobile: 0404 196 733

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

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

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: CHIME is a contemporary choral organisation which aims to foster a love of music and singing, and to provide a structure in which choristers can develop their musical and artistic talents; their aim is to perform choral music at the highest standard; choristers learn a varied repertoire in a highly trained and disciplined team, guided by professional music staff, creating a sense of both physical and emotional wellbeing

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both unaccompanied & accompanied

Year Choir formed: 1984

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 60 Desired:

Musical Repertoire: Genres include contemporary classical, popular, musicals, jazz, gospel and spiritual, folk, international, traditional sacred

Musical Director: Marten Visser

No. of years in current post: since 2012

Previous musical experience: Marten Visser holds a Bachelor of Music with major studies in Vocal Performance and Choral Conducting; Marten is currently the Leader of Performing Arts and Head of Vocal and Choral Studies at Wantirna College, Melbourne; Marten has worked as a guest conductor, consultant and adjudicator with the National Institute for Performing Arts Australia, The Australian Children's Choir, the Mildura Eisteddfod, the Jubilate Choir Melbourne, Presbyterian Ladies' College, Gippsland Grammar School, Haileybury College, Donvale Christian College, The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority and the North Eastern Victorian Regional Education Office

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: The Idea of North, Boroondara Brass, Exaudi Choir, Melbourne Villers-Bretonneux Brass Ensemble, ANZAC First Fleet re-enactment, 2004 Choir Olympics in Bremen (Germany); the Grainger Wind Symphony orchestra; 2000 Choir Olympics in Linz (Austria); Opera in the Market in 1999-2000

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: Yes - anyone expressing interest in singing with CHIME is invited to attend some rehearsals; auditions are then organised with the Artistic Director

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: $320 p.a (full), $210 p.a. (student); $20 discount for fees paid in full before 1st March of the rehearsal year

Ability to read music: Desirable

Sight-reading ability: Desirable

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Tuesday

Suburb: Wantirna

Rehearsal venue: Performing Arts Centre, Wantirna College, 90 Harold St

Off-street parking: Yes, at the north end of the school, enter off Harold St, plus on-street parking

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Women - Floor length black skirt/pants and shirt; Men - black trousers & shirt; Costume is accessorised according to performance requirements

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 3

Av. No. of Performances/year: 8

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Melbourne Town Hall, Hamer Hall, Deakin Edge (Federation Square), Melba Hall (University of Melbourne), the Chapel at Stones of the Yarra Valley; The Centre (Ivanhoe), Crown Christmas Spectacular, Docklands for the MAZDA 6 Car Launch, MCG for the Richmond Football Club Centenary, Rod Laver Arena for the Andrea Bocelli Concert, Montsalvat

Examples of musical pieces performed: Waltzing Matilda, Earth Song, Goodnight Dear Heart, Les Miserables Medley, God Bless the Child, Paper Moon, In This Heart (Idea of North), Mary Did You Know? (Pentatonix), Requiem and Coronation Mass (Mozart), Stabat Mater and Requiem (Jenkins), and works by living composers including Ola Gjeilo, Eric Whitacre, Morten Lauridsen, and Kate Sadler

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

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Committee of Management comprising Artistic Director, Manager, Treasurer, Secretary and elected Members

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: Yes, CHIME is a member of the Music Lending Scheme

 

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