LOW REZ MELBOURNE MALE CHOIR

LOW REZ MELBOURNE MALE CHOIR

Information current as at DECEMBER 2015

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Choir's Email Address: secretary@lowrez.com.au

Choir's Website: www.lowrez.com.au

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: To devise, create and perform quality musical events that showcase the male voice and promote their message of difference, acceptance and celebration

Voice type: ALL MALE CHOIR

Choir performs: Both accompanied & unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 2008

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 47 Desired: 40-55

Musical Repertoire: Specialising in singing pop music arrangements from 1960s to the present

Musical Director: Ursula Paez

No. of years in current post: since 2009

Previous musical experience: Bachelor in Music Performance (Mezzo-Soprano) Victorian College of the Arts; Ursula has sung with professional choirs, performing classical and folk music, zarzuelas (Spanish operetta) and operas; she has worked as choir conductor, mainly with children, including collaborating in a music-therapy program to develop expression and communication; Ursula has sung with the Melbourne Chorale and in the Wesley Uniting Church Ensemble; she won second prize in the Bendigo Vocal Championships and was awarded the VCA Frances Queen Encouragement Award; Ursula received the Sleath Rotary Scholarship Minor Prize and also The Alice McDonald Scholarship in 2008

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Melbourne Singers of Gospel, The Decibelles

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: Yes - the applicant must be able to follow a melody line, and must be able to take direction regarding sound produced through dynamics and tone

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: $360 p.a. ($180 Conc.)

Ability to read music: Desirable

Sight-reading ability: Not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Tuesday

Suburb: St Kilda

Rehearsal venue: St Kilda Baptists Church, 9 Pakington Street

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Black shirt, black tailored trousers and black shoes

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 1

Av. No. of Performances/year: 4-5

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: National Gallery of Victoria, Glen Eira Town Hall, Methodist Ladies College, BMW Edge, North Melbourne Town Hall

Examples of musical pieces performed: One Day I'll Fly Away, Goin' Back, Drive My Car, Home, Flame Trees, Midnight Train to Georgia, Titanium, Just Give Me a Reason

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Committee of Management comprising President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and 5 Ordinary Committee Members

Types of Committees: as above

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: Yes

Hiring fees apply: Yes

 

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