DA CAPO SINGERS

DA CAPO SINGERS

Information current as at FEBRUARY 2016

 

CONTACT DETAILS

PO BOX 1027, NARRE WARREN MDC VIC 3805

Emily Dittman, President

Choir's Mobile: 0435 405 612

Choir's Email Address: dacaposingers@yahoo.com.au

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

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: To perform choral music to a high quality and to facilitate and promote the performance and appreciation of choral music in the community; we aim to perform choral music from a variety of styles, eras and cultures with a particular emphasis on supporting original music written by Australian composers

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both unaccompanied & accompanied

Year Choir formed: 1997

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 21 Desired: 20-24 (8 voices per section, particularly men!)

Musical Repertoire: A broad range of quality music from all styles and periods of music; currently focusing on contemporary Australian music

Musical Director: Elena Varshavskaya

No. of years in current post: since Jan 2016

Previous musical experience: Elena is a music teacher and choir conductor

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Berwick Youth Choir, RMIT Choir, Melbourne Chamber Choir, Melbourne Women's Choir, Kodaly Choral festivals, Dandenong Ranges Music Council Centenary of Federation project, Maroondah Symphony Orchestra, Yarra Valley Singers, Yarra Ranges Childrens Choir, Cecilian Singers, Concordis

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: Yes - based on musical literacy, aural skills, voice quality; previous choral experience desirable

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: $125/semester ($100 conc.), with an early bird discount for those who pay a full year upfront

Ability to read music: Essential

Sight-reading ability: Highly desirable

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Sunday

Suburb: Berwick

Rehearsal venue: St Andrews Uniting Church

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Black, with red tie or scarf (provided), choir polo shirt for some casual performances

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 2

Av. No. of Performances/year: 5-10

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Melbourne Concert Hall, Christ Church (Berwick), Sale Cathedral, Storey Hall (RMIT) (Choralfest 2000), Coatesville Uniting Church, Robert Blackwood Hall (Kodaly Choral Festival), Clover Cottage, eisteddfods including Waverley and Royal South Street (Ballarat), Melba Hall, Wesley College, Xavier College Chapel, Elder Hall (Adelaide), Telstra Dome, Rod Laver Arena, Berwick Masonic Hall, Armadale Uniting Church, St James (Dandenong)

Examples of musical pieces performed: Three Australian Bush Songs (Grandage), Four Romantic Choruses (Brumby), Hush (Grandage), Morning Song For The Christ Child (Sculthorpe), Rockin Jerusalem (Thomas), I'm Gonna Sing 'Til The Spirit Moves In My Heart (Hogan), Sail Away (Dalglish), A Gaelic Blessing (Rutter), Cantique De Jean Racine (Faure), Horrortorio (Horovitz), Miniwanka (Schafer), Daemon Irrepit Callidus (Orban), Ngayulyul (Leek), Into The Sky (Dalglish), If Ye Love Me (Tallis), A Company of Carols (Sutherland), Love's Philosophy (L'estrange), Love Songs For Springtime (Halley), The Storm Cone (McKenry), Vine Hulpe Di La Munte (Pop), Song of the Stars (Raminsh), Veni Veni Emmanuel (Kodaly), A Litany (King), Erev Shel Shoshanim (Hadar)

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

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: The choir is an Incorporated Association

Types of Committees: Management Committee, sub-committees are formed around specific projects as required

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: Yes

Hiring fees apply: Yes

 

Back to ... ALPHABETICAL INDEX OF CHOIRS & VOCAL ENSEMBLES


DISCLAIMER : Whilst much care has been taken in compiling the information in this Guide, it is possible that errors may have occurred. So, please email the Editor at karina.gough@bigpond.com with corrections, and they will be made as soon as possible.

Copyright © Karina Gough WARNING: All Site content is owned by the Editor, and is not to be reproduced elsewhere without permission of the Editor.