THE INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER MALE CHORUS

THE INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER MALE CHORUS

Information current as at OCTOBER 2021

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Tim Gibson, Secretary, 0412 191 971

Choir's Email Address: contact@theinternationalharvestermalechorus.com

Choir's Website: internationalharvestermalechorus.com

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: To sing high quality choral music in and around Geelong and its community, bringing quality performances to any discerning audiences

Voice type: All Male Singers

Choir performs: Accompanied

Year Choir formed: 1943

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 14 Desired: 30-45

Musical Repertoire: The Choir's repertoire is large and varied, including classical, folk, stage and popular music

Musical Director: Jeanette John

No. of years in current post: since 2015

Previous musical experience: Jeanette was born in Wales, and was immersed in a musical culture; she belonged to choirs, sang solos and duets and studied music in secondary school; as a teacher in Wales, Jeanette led children’s school choirs, and performed in local musical productions; Jeanette emigrated to Australia in 1986 and performed in many musicals; in 1998 Jeanette became the founding musical director of the Geelong Welsh Ladies Choir, taking the choir in three international tours; she has conducted two large singing events, known as Gymafa Ganu - one in Melbourne and one in New Zealand; Jeanette joined the International Harvester Male Chorus in 2015, and has enjoyed working with a male choir and sharing her 23 years of conducting experience

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Joint performance with The Geelong Welsh Ladies Choir and Geelong Harmony Chorus

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: No Concerts: No

Membership Fees: $150 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: Newtown

Rehearsal venue: Uniting Church Hall, Noble St

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Black long-sleeved open shirt with choir provided tie, black pants and shoes

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 1

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

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Belmont Uniting Church, Noble St Uniting Church, Waurn Ponds Community Church, Geelong and district nursing homes and retirement villages

Examples of musical pieces performed: Barcarolle, Take Me Home, Bye Bye Blackbird, Hello Dolly, I'll Be Seeing You, Rhythm Of Life, Moon River, Seventy Six Trombones, My Way, Embraceable You, World In Union, Rise Up Shepherd, A Swingin' Christmas, A Wonderful Day Like Today

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Management Committee

Types of Committees: as above

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: No

 

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