CRANBOURNE CHORALE

CRANBOURNE CHORALE

Information current as at APRIL 2011

 

CONTACT DETAILS

PO BOX 569, CRANBOURNE VIC 3977

Jennie Toyne, Secretary, Cranbourne Lions Choir Inc, (03) 5998 7485 (AH), 0417 567 125

Choir's Email Address: jennie.toyne@bigpond.com

Choir's Website: www.caseyconnect.net.au/cranbournechorale

 

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: Anne Credlin

No. of years in current post: since 2008

Previous musical experience: BMus, Master of Education; currently also Music Director of Australian Welsh Male Choir; many years of teaching music in secondary schools and directing school choral groups; former director of Yarra Valley Singers and Latrobe Chorale (Gippsland); former member of Melbourne Chorale

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Berwick Youth Choir, Liederkranz, Dutch Male Choir, Australian Welsh Male Choir

 

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: $50 per quarter ($40 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: The Great Wall of China (2010 tour), Berwick Secondary College Theatre, Cranbourne Community Theatre, retirement homes

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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