THE GEELONG CHORALE

THE GEELONG CHORALE

Information current as at MARCH 2014

 

CONTACT DETAILS

PO BOX 352, GEELONG VIC 3220

Angela West, Secretary, (03) 5222 3595 (AH)

Choir's Email Address: thegeelongchorale@gmail.com

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

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: To sing high quality choral music in and around Geelong, at a high standard

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both accompanied & unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 1953

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 32 Desired: 30-45

Musical Repertoire: Classical

Musical Director: Allister Cox

No. of years in current post: since 2012

Previous musical experience: Allister is a choral and orchestral conductor involved in the planning and presentation of much music in the Geelong region and is active as a teacher, performer and conductor; he is President of the Geelong Music Teachers' Association and holds the position of Cantor at St Mary's Basilica, Geelong; as a clarinetist, Allister has performed with various regional and metropolitan orchestras and ensembles, including the Melbourne Opera Orchestra; as a teacher, he works at Geelong Grammar School, Clonard College and Sacred Heart College, teaching instrumental music and directing various ensembles; Allister is also conductor of the Geelong Community Orchestra since 2005

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Joint performance with Sazanami Mixed Choir (Japan), Gisborne Singers and Geelong Community Orchestra performances, local and regional orchestras, open rehearsal with visiting conductor

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: Yes - scales for voice range and pitch, sight-reading test

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: $200 p.a.

Ability to read music: Highly desirable

Sight-reading ability: Highly desirable

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Monday

Suburb: Highton

Rehearsal venue: St Luke's Uniting Church

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Ladies - in summer, sleeveless, collarless black shirt under red flowing top supplied by the choir; in winter, long sleeved, collarless black shirt under red choir top, black long skirt or pants, black shoes; Men - black long sleeved open collared shirt, black pants and shoes

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 4

Av. No. of Performances/year: 6-8

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Wesley Uniting Church, St. Paul's Church (Geelong), St. Mary of the Angels Basilica (Geelong), Humble Centre (The Geelong College), Queenscliff Uniting Church, Costa Hall (GPAC)

Examples of musical pieces performed: The Armed Man and Requiem (Jenkins), Te Deum (Bruckner), St Nicolas (Britten), opera choruses by Verdi, part songs by Gershwin, Barber, Copeland, Rachmaninov, Purcell, Piazzola, Rutter

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Management Committee - 7 members and ex-officio Librarian

Types of Committees: Music Selection

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: Yes

Hiring fees apply: Yes

 

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