KEW PHILHARMONIC CHAMBER CHOIR

KEW PHILHARMONIC CHAMBER CHOIR

Information current as at MARCH 2015

 

CONTACT DETAILS

PO BOX 3056, COTHAM LPO VIC 3101

Penelope Buckley, Secretary

Choir's Email Address: Please use the "Contact Us" page on the choir's website

Choir's Website: kewphilchoir.com

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: To perform and promote choral singing in Boroondara

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both accompanied & unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 1946

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 20 Desired: 28-30

Musical Repertoire: Predominantly Early Music, eg. Schutz, Palestrina, Monteverdi, etc

Musical Director: Stephen Kerr

No. of years in current post: since 2007

Previous musical experience: Musical Director of Holy Trinity Anglican Church (Kew); performance and teaching experience on both organ and piano

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Early Music Society of Victoria

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: Yes - At Musical Director’s discretion

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: No

Membership Fees: $195 p.a. or $65 per term (discounts apply to young singers/students)

Ability to read music: Highly desirable

Sight-reading ability: Desirable

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Monday

Suburb: Kew

Rehearsal venue: Holy Trinity Anglican Church

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Black skirt/trousers and blouse/shirt, etc

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 3

Av. No. of Performances/year: 5

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Holy Trinity Anglican Church (Kew), Sacred Heart Catholic Church(Kew)

Examples of musical pieces performed: Short program of early music items at Kew Choral Festival – see the Choir's website for piece details

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Executive Committee

Types of Committees: General committee for all functions

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: No

 

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