CONCORD CHAMBER CHOIR

CONCORD CHAMBER CHOIR

Information current as at FEBRUARY 2016

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Gloria Gamboz, Artistic Director

Choir's Email Address: concordensemble@gmail.com

Choir's Website: N/A

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: Concord Chamber Choir developed from the larger Concord Ensemble (see separate listing) to extend repertoire opportunities for more experienced singers, however the Chamber Choir also includes singers who are not part of the larger ensemble; the choir does not require a weekly commitment and rehearses for approx 8 rehearsals only per concert season; the Chamber Choir performs with the larger ensemble throughout the year, which also collaborates with guest soloists and instrumentalists including string ensembles and continuo

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 2013

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 8-12 Desired: 16

Musical Repertoire: Works from the medieval period through to 21st Century works

Musical Director: Gloria Gamboz

No. of years in current post: since 2013, Founding Director

Previous musical experience: Conductor and teacher, Artistic Director of Concord Ensemble

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Concord Ensemble, guest vocal and instrumental artists

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No - there is no formal audition, however new singers are expected to have strong sightreading, musicianship and ensemble skills

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: N/a

Ability to read music: Essential

Sight-reading ability: Essential

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 8 rehearsals per concert season

Usual rehearsal night(s): Usually Saturday morning for 1.5 hours, depending on availability of singers

Suburb: Fitzroy

Rehearsal venue: The Eleventh Hour Theatre

Off-street parking: No

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Usually black, may change depending on the nature of the program

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 3

Av. No. of Performances/year: 2 performances of each program

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Trinity College Chapel, The Eleventh Hour Theatre (Fitzroy)

Examples of musical pieces performed: Cantate Domino, Beatus Vir (Monteverdi), Drei Chöre (Reger), Nunc Dimittis (Pärt), Warum Toben die Heiden (Mendelssohn), Hodie Christus Natus Est (Palestrina), Carol from Sacred and Profane (Britten), Proch Dolor (Josquin)

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Artistic Director maintains full responsibility for administration and governance with assistance from choir volunteers

Types of Committees: N/a

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: No

 

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