CONCORDIS

CONCORDIS

Information current as at AUGUST 2006

 

CONTACT DETAILS

c/o Andrew Hunter, Scotch College, MORRISON STREET, HAWTHORN VIC 3122

Andrew Hunter, Artistic Director

Sophia Canet, President, email: enquiries@concordis.org.au

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

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: To perform and support high quality Australian and a capella music which is enjoyable both to sing and to listen to

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both unaccompanied & accompanied

Year Choir formed: 1998

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 38 Desired: 32

Musical Repertoire: Advanced mixed voice a cappella and accompanied repertoire, with a focus on works by contemporary Australian and 20th Century composers; a wide variety of styles from sacred and gospel, to folksong and secular art music is performed by the choir

Musical Director: Andrew Hunter

No. of years in current post: since 1998

Previous musical experience: Andrew Hunter BMus (Hons), LMusA, is currently Director of Choral Music at Scotch College Melbourne, and he has previously been a conductor, teacher and accompanist at the Australian Boys Choral Institute, and toured internationally with the Vocal Consort; Andrew studied pianoforte with Donald Thornton, and as well as his extensive choral commitments, is an accompanist, piano teacher and frequent adjudicator and presenter at choral workshops

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra, Con Brio, Choir of Austin College (Texas, USA), Da Capo Singers, Southeastern Philharmonia

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: Yes - brief solo performance, and an aural and sight-reading exercise

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: $40 p.a. plus any uniform and touring expenses

Ability to read music: Essential

Sight-reading ability: Essential

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Monday

Suburb: Hawthorn

Rehearsal venue: James Forbes Academy, Scotch College

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Ladies - long black skirt (provided), black blouse with gold trim (provided); Gents - black suit and long-sleeved black shirt (own), gold tie (provided)

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 3

Av. No. of Performances/year: 7-8

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Ian Roach Hall (Scotch College), St Johns Southgate, Melbourne Town Hall, City Recital Hall (Angel Place, Sydney), Robert Blackwood Hall, Her Majesty's Theatre (Ballarat), Holy Trinity Anglican Church (Oakleigh), Novotel Hotel (Glen Waverley)

Examples of musical pieces performed: Hush: On the Death of a Bush Church (Ian Grandage), Water Night (Eric Whitacre), Botany Bay (arr. Nicholas Buc), "Bogoroditsye Dveyo" from Vespers (Rachmaninoff), Requiem (Faure), Requiem and C Minor Mass (Mozart), Agnus Dei (Samuel Barber), The Battle of Jericho (Moses Hogan)

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

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Committee of 8, including office bearers

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: Yes

 

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