CHIME CHOIR

CHIME CHOIR

Information current as at MARCH 2019

 

CONTACT DETAILS

PO BOX 491, BRENTWOOD SQUARE VIC 3131

Choir Mobile: 0457 307 806

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

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

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: Chime Choir loves singing great music and sharing it with others; it is committed to providing excellence in performance, professional governance and artistic practice, and a respectful community

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both unaccompanied & accompanied

Year Choir formed: 1984

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 40 Desired: 50

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 the Director of Music at St Margaret's and Berwick Grammar School

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: The Idea of North, Hamilton Civic Choir (New Zealand), Southern Voices, Exaudi Choir, Sweet Mona's Choir, Boroondara Brass, Grainger Wind Ensemble, organists Hugh Fullarton and Thomas Heywood, singers Aled Jones, Alexandra Mathew, Andrea Bocelli, and Silvie Paladino

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: Yes - Prospective members attend 2-3 rehearsals, then are auditioned by the Artistic Director

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: $370 p.a. (full), $250 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 - Formal floor-length black dress or skirt with top; Men - Black trousers and shirt; costume may be varied to reflect concert themes and is accessorised according to performance requirements

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 4

Av. No. of Performances/year: 4-8

Carnegie Hall (New York), Melbourne Recital Centre, Hamer Hall, Xavier College Chapel, Chapel at the Abbotsford Convent, Stones of the Yarra Valley Winery, The Centre (Ivanhoe), Alice Springs, Rod Laver Arena, Wantirna College, Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar

Examples of musical pieces performed: Dreamweaver and Song of the Universal (Ola Gjeilo), Requiem and Stabat Mater (Karl Jenkins), medleys from Les Miserables, Disney musicals, and West Side Story, contemporary songs by Eric Whitacre, Morten Lauridsen, Kate Sadler and Eddie Perfect, John Rutter

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

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Committee of Management comprising President, Artistic Director, Secretary, Treasurer, and elected members; Chime Choir has compliant Child Safety and Child Code of Conduct Policies, Social Media Policy, and Choir Privacy Policy

 

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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