CLOUD9 WOMEN'S CHOIR

CLOUD9 WOMEN'S CHOIR

Information current as at FEBRUARY 2015

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Jen Martin, Social Media Liaison Officer

Choir's Email Address: cloud9womenschoir@gmail.com

Choir's Website: www.cloud9womenschoir.com

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: Cloud9 Women's Choir come together to share the joy of singing and the development of musical excellence

Voice type: ALL FEMALE CHOIR

Choir performs: Both accompanied & unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 2012

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 35 Desired: 45

Musical Repertoire: A wide range of musical styles including classical, folk, gospel and contemporary

Musical Director: Gloria Gamboz

No. of years in current post: since 2014

Previous musical experience: Current Artistic Director and Conductor of the Concord Vocal Ensemble (Staff and alumni of the University of Melbourne); Gloria has performed with many prestigious Melbourne choirs including Gloriana, the Astra Chamber Music Society and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Zelman Symphony Orchestra

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: Yes - Short Audition with Musical Director, no pre-prepared music required, new members should be able to match pitch and copy a rhythm, sight reading skills are great but not essential

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: No Concerts: No

Membership Fees: $50 joining fee, $90 per term (subject to change)

Ability to read music: Essential

Sight-reading ability: Desirable but not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Thursday

Suburb: Balwyn North

Rehearsal venue: North Balwyn Uniting Church Hall, 1721 Duggan St

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Black top and black full-length trousers or long/mid-calf length skirt, black stockings and black shoes

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 2

Av. No. of Performances/year: 2

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: North Balwyn Uniting Church, St John's Anglican Church (Camberwell), Camberwell Uniting Church

Examples of musical pieces performed: A Ceremony of Carols, The Messiah (excerpts), Cantique de Jean Racine, Linden Lea, Panis Angelicus, The Rose, Shenandoah, Till there was you, You are the New Day, Fields of Gold

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: The Choir is managed by a committee of members of the Choir as appointed in accordance with their Constitution

Types of Committees: as above

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: No

 

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