THE MELBOURNAIRES HARMONY CHORUS

THE MELBOURNAIRES HARMONY CHORUS

Information current as at MARCH 2017

 

CONTACT DETAILS

PO BOX 3371, DONCASTER EAST VIC 3109

John Howell, President, 0400 054 263

Choir's Email Address: enquiries@melbournaires.com

Choir's Website: www.melbournaires.com

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: To promote and encourage vocal harmony and good fellowship among Chorus members; to promote public appreciation of barbershop harmony; to encourage and promote the education of Chorus members and the public in music appreciation

Voice type: All Male Singers

Choir performs: Unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 1991

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 60 Desired: no limit

Musical Repertoire: Four-part a cappella harmony but not exclusively in the Barbershop style

Musical Director: Ian Lushey

No. of years in current post: since 2000

Previous musical experience:

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: The Melbourne Chorus, East City Sound, Southern Sounds, Vocal Vibes, Geelong Harmony (all Sweet Adelines); Western Melbourne Men's Chorus; Between The Bays Harmony (part of Melbournaires Club)

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: Yes - sing 2 nominated songs in the appropriate voice part, as part of a quartet, from memory

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: $50 Joining fee + $80/quarter

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: Doncaster East

Rehearsal venue: to East Doncaster Uniting Church Hall, 152 Andersons Creek Rd (Melways 34 E6)

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Tailored dinner suit (provided free of charge to paid-up members), black shirt, black socks and shoes, and variety of coloured ties; also casual performance attire of black trousers, blue short sleeve shirt, black belt, black socks and shoes

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 4

Av. No. of Performances/year: 20

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Australia Day at Kings Domain (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010), BMW Edge Theatre (2007), Surrey Music Cafe (2009), Bushfire Appeal Concert Manningham City Council (2009), Fosters Movember Performance (2009); also at Retirement Villages, Hospitals, Garden Clubs, Golf Clubs, Community Fundraisers, birthdays and weddings

Examples of musical pieces performed: I Still Call Australia Home, Yesterday, Advance Australia Fair, Always, Brother Can You Spare a Dime?, The Masquerade is Over, Everything Old Is New Again, Bridge Over Troubled Water, All the Way, Love Me, Georgia on My Mind, Heart, It Had to be You, Taking a Chance on Love, You Raise Me Up

Touring: Yes - Melbourne Metro Area/Regional Victoria/Interstate

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Committee of Management - President, Secretary, Treasurer + 4 members

Types of Committees: Chorus Development, Music, various sub-committees

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: No

 

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