MONASH UNIVERSITY CHORAL SOCIETY (MonUCS)

MONASH UNIVERSITY CHORAL SOCIETY (MonUCS)

Information current as at OCTOBER 2016

 

CONTACT DETAILS

21 CHANCELLORS WALK, MONASH UNIVERSITY VIC 3800

Miguel Arrieta, President

Choir's Email Address: committee@monucs.org.au

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

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: MonUCS is dedicated to allowing both students at Monash University and members of the wider community the opportunity to learn and perform both major and minor choral works in a friendly, open and relaxed environment

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both accompanied & unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 1962

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 30-40 Desired: Up to 100

Musical Repertoire: MonUCS performs a wide range of musical styles - Mozart, Whitacre, Gilbert and Sullivan productions, comedy and cabaret, and contemporary pop music in their a capella busking group

Musical Director: Robert Dora

No. of years in current post: since 2015

Previous musical experience: A full biography can be found at monucs.org.au/about/creative-staff/robert-dora

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: MonUCS is always open to new collaborations, and has enjoyed building and strengthening relationships with other groups through concerts in the past; they regularly collaborate with university choirs around Australia through the Choral Intervarsity Festivals, especially their sister choirs, the RMIT Occasional Choral Singers (ROCS) and the LaTrobe University Choral Society (LaTUCS); in recent years, they have had collaborative concerts with Habeas Chorus and the Melbourne Lawyers' Orchestra, the Victorian Youth Symphony Orchestra, and many more

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes (apologies must be given for absences) Concerts: No

Membership Fees: $10 for first year; $25/$40 (Concession/workers) for subsequent years

Ability to read music: Desirable (but all welcome)

Sight-reading ability: Desirable

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Tuesday

Suburb: Clayton

Rehearsal venue: Monash University Religious Centre

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Variable: usually blacks with a splash of colour, and with shoulders, cleavage, and thighs covered at a minimum

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 3

Av. No. of Performances/year: 3 major concerts, plus Christmas carolling and occasional guest performances

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Wheelers Hill Secondary College; St Paul's Cathedral (Melbourne); Ormond Uniting Church; Phoenix Theatre (Elwood); Oakleigh Hall

Examples of musical pieces performed: Requiem (Mozart), Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, music by Vaughan Williams, Eric Whitacre

Touring: Yes - Melbourne Metro Area

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: MonUCS operates under Monash Clubs and Societies constitution

Types of Committees: Voting committee members are the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and General Representatives (must be Monash Clayton students); non-voting members can be any society members who are assigned portfolios such as Concert Manager, Camp Officer, Fundraising Officer, Publicity Officer, Librarian, and Archivist

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: Yes

Hiring fees apply: Yes

 

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