MELBOURNE CONTEMPORARY CHOIR - MACLEOD CAMPUS

MELBOURNE CONTEMPORARY CHOIR - MACLEOD CAMPUS

Information current as at DECEMBER 2017

 

CONTACT DETAILS

PO BOX 291, DOREEN VIC 3754

Jason Simmonds, Creative Director, 0400 242 893

Choir's Email Address: voice@mcchoir.com

Choir's Website: www.mcchoir.com

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: MCCHOIR is Melbourne's choir of choice for contemporary singers and a group which reignites singers' creative best through engaging weekly sessions, performance opportunities and studio recording experiences

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both accompanied & unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 2015

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 50 Desired: 60

Musical Repertoire: Rock, Pop, RnB, Gospel, Theatre and Soul as well as original tunes and other contemporary styles

Musical Director: Jason Simmonds

No. of years in current post: since 2015

Previous musical experience: Conductor of three choirs under the Melbourne Contemporary Brand; Jason has sung in other choirs and performed across Melbourne as a solo and BGV vocalist; Jason also runs corporate training events and is a studio sessional singer

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Jared Haschek and Phil Threlfall at the Base Studios, MCYOUTH choir, Rhonda Burchmore

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No formal audition, but new members must be able to blend with the group

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: No Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: $15 per week (includes access to any of the campuses)

Ability to read music: Desirable but not necessary

Sight-reading ability: Desirable but not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Thursday

Suburb: Macleod

Rehearsal venue:Macleod Community Hall, 7 Birdwood Ave, opp Macleod railway station

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Black or Black and White contemporary style

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 2

Av. No. of Performances/year: 5

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Planetshakers, Morland Salvation Army, Sofitel Hotel

Examples of musical pieces performed: Pure imagination, Man in the mirror, Doubt, Life of the Party

Touring: Yes - Melbourne Metro Area, Regional Victoria, Interstate, Overseas

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Management team

Types of Committees: n/a

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: No

 

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