CRANBOURNE CHORALE

CRANBOURNE CHORALE

Information current as at JANUARY 2019

 

CONTACT DETAILS

PO BOX 569, CRANBOURNE VIC 3977

Jenny Zuiderwyk, Secretary, 0438 358 032

Choir's Email Address: cranbournechorale@gmail.com

Choir's Website: www.cranbournechorale.com.au/ ; also on Facebook

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: To provide a relaxed and enjoyable choral experience in rehearsal, and a quality product in performance

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both unaccompanied & accompanied

Year Choir formed: 1992

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 60 Desired: no limit

Musical Repertoire: Popular music, spirituals, ballads, sacred music, songs from Musical Theatre

Musical Director: TBA

No. of years in current post: since 2019

Previous musical experience: TBA

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Berwick Youth Choir, Liederkranz, Dutch Male Choir, Australian Welsh Male Choir, Bats Theatre Group, More Than Opera, Cranbourne Lions Concert Band

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No, but there is a voice test to determine placement within the choir

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: No Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: $60 per quarter ($50 conc.)

Ability to read music: Desirable but not necessary

Sight-reading ability: Not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Wednesday

Suburb: Cranbourne

Rehearsal venue: The Factory, Rehearsal Centre for the Arts, 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Rd

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Ladies - long sleeve white shirts, black slacks/trousers, long black skirt; Gents - blue vest, blue bow tie, black shoes, black stockings/socks

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 1

Av. No. of Performances/year: 12-16

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Bunjil Place (Narre Warren, performed at the Opening Ceremony), Hamer Hall, Cranbourne College, Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne, various local Christmas events (Carols by Candlelight)

Examples of musical pieces performed: Saints Go Marching In (Rutter), Deep River, Rock My Soul, Chindia, Ave Maria/I Believe, Go Tell It On The Mountain, Coventry Carol, On Eagles Wings, Song of the Mira, Ave Verum, Lachrimosa

Touring: Yes - Melbourne Metro Area, Regional Victoria, Overseas - in 2010, the choir undertook a major concert tour in China

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: A Committee comprises President, Vice President Secretary, Treasurer, 4 Ordinary Members

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: No

 

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