THE MELBOURNE JEWISH MALE VOICE CHOIR (INC.)

THE MELBOURNE JEWISH MALE VOICE CHOIR (INC.)

Information current as at SEPTEMBER 2007

 

CONTACT DETAILS

c/o 5/396 Alma Rd, CAULFIELD NORTH, VIC 3161

Cedric Gould, Secretary, (03) 9509 8930

Choir's Email Address: gouldcl@optusnet.com.au

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

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: To promote Jewish cultural music - liturgical, Hebrew, Yiddish, Israeli

Voice type: All Male Singers

Choir performs: Accompanied

Year Choir formed: 1998

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 35 Desired: 45-50

Musical Repertoire: Refer to the Vision statement

Musical Director: Brett Kaye

No. of years in current post: since 1998

Previous musical experience: Has conducted choirs since childhood; sang with The Australian Opera, and a recipient of an Opera Australia scholarship

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Chamber Ensemble of Orchestra Victoria

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: Yes - a voice check by the Musical Director

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts:

Membership Fees: $10/month but suspended indefinitely

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: St Kilda East

Rehearsal venue:

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Black trousers, black shoes and socks, black shirt, black kippa (the shirt and kippa are supplied by the choir)

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 2

Av. No. of Performances/year: 4

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Robert Blackwood Hall, Caulfield Town Hall, Hamer Hall, St Kilda Synagogue, Toorak Synagogue

Examples of musical pieces performed: please refer to the choir's own website, www.mjmvc.org.au

Touring: Yes - Melbourne Metro Area/Interstate

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Committee, comprising President, Secretary, Treasurer, 4 general members

Types of Committees: n/a

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: No

 

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