GRUPPO CULTURALE ITALIANO INC. (ITALIAN CULTURAL GROUP INC.)

GRUPPO CULTURALE ITALIANO INC. (ITALIAN CULTURAL GROUP INC.)

Information current as at SEPTEMBER 2008

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Tony Di Camillo, President, (03) 9467 5519 (AH), 0412 556 515 (Mobile), 9464 3886 (Fax)

Choir's Email Address: belveder9@hotmail.com

Choir's Website: n/a

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: To promote traditional Italian and Australian songs and cultures, and to gather music and theatre lovers of multicultural and diverse backgrounds

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both unaccompanied & accompanied

Year Choir formed: 2000

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 20 Desired: 30

Musical Repertoire: Traditional Italian songs, and Australian ballads sung in Italian

Musical Director: To Be Advised

No. of years in current post:

Previous musical experience:

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Extensive

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: No Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: $10.00 p.a.

Ability to read music: Not necessary

Sight-reading ability: Not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Monday

Suburb: Preston

Rehearsal venue: Preston Club

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Both semi-formal, and traditional Italian costumes

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 2

Av. No. of Performances/year: 8 - approx. 2 musical plays are performed each year

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Veneto Club, Coburg Town Hall, Lygon Street Festa, Festa Della Republica (SBS radio), Crown Casino, Edwardes Lake Park, Reservoir, Club Cavour, Bellevue Receptions, Daylesford Swiss/Italian festa, and local council music festivals

Examples of musical pieces performed: La Montanara (The Glass Mountain), Reginella Campagnola (The Woodpecker's Song), Avanti Australia Va (The Australian National Anthem), Il Fazzolettino, Com'e Bello Fa L'Amore Quanno E Sera, La Treccia Bionda, O'Marenariello, Vecchio Scarpone, Il Piave; also Australian ballads sung in Italian such as The Wild Colonial Boy, Botany Bay, Click Go the Shears, The Pub With No Beer, Waltzing Matilda, etc.

Touring: Yes - Melbourne Metro Area

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: A Not-for-profit organisation; President, Secretary, Treasurer & Ordinary Committee Members

Types of Committees: Social, Fundraising - social activities such as dinner dances, excursions and in-house barbeques are held on a regular basis

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: No

 

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