THE MELBOURNE CHAMBER CHOIR

THE MELBOURNE CHAMBER CHOIR

Information current as at APRIL 2017

 

CONTACT DETAILS

THE FAYE DUMONT SINGERS INC., PO BOX 456, RICHMOND VIC 3121

David Hines, President FDS Administrative Committee

Choir's Email Address: contact@fds.com

Choir's Website: www.fdsingers.com

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: Excellent and challenging music to a high standard of performance

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both unaccompanied & accompanied

Year Choir formed: 1983

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 26 Desired: 32

Musical Repertoire: All eras and styles, challenging repertoire, Twentieth Century and Australian composers important

Musical Director: Dr David Kram

No. of years in current post: since 2013

Previous musical experience: A comprehensive autobiography of Dr Kram can be found at www.davidkram.com

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Sydney Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, Orchestra Victoria, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra; choirs - local, interstate and overseas

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: Yes - a song, exercises, sight reading

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: $430 p.a. (full fee); $320 p.a. (Conc.); $180 p.a. (Student)

Ability to read music: Essential

Sight-reading ability: Essential

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Thursday

Suburb: North Melbourne

Rehearsal venue: St Mary’s Anglican Church

Off-street parking: No

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Ladies - uniform maroon top, long black skirt; Gents - black trousers, black shirt, uniform maroon waistcoat

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 4

Av. No. of Performances/year: 8

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Melbourne Park, Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Concert Hall, North Melbourne Town Hall, Adelaide Town Hall, churches

Examples of musical pieces performed: All Bach Motets; Gloria (Vivaldi); Gloria (Ruggiero); contemporary classical and avant garde; Australian music, including several premieres; Mass in B minor (Bach), Mass in F (Bach), Christmas Oratorio (Bach); German Requiem (Brahms); Theresienmesse (Haydn), The Creation (Haydn); Missa brevis (Kodaly); Dixit Dominus (Handel); Litaniae Lauretanae in D (Mozart)

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

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Board of Faye Dumont Singers; Committee for The Melbourne Chamber Choir; assistance from Administrator

Types of Committees: Social, Fundraising, Concert Management

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: Yes

Hiring fees apply: Yes

 

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