MELBOURNE CONTEMPORARY CHOIR

MELBOURNE CONTEMPORARY CHOIR

Information current as at DECEMBER 2015

 

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: A fresh and exciting contemporary choir where people find a voice

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Accompanied

Year Choir formed: 2015

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 30 Desired: 50

Musical Repertoire: Contemporary genres including pop, rock, RnB, gospel and funk

Musical Director: Jason Simmonds

No. of years in current post: since 2015

Previous musical experience: Class room instruction (Secondary), has lead another gospel choir, member of the Choral Institute of Melbourne (CHIME) and Australian National Choral Institute (ANCA), pianist, two years of formal vocal training, experience in kids' and adult choirs

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Bianca Fenn's School of Music Greensborough

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: No Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: $10/$8 Conc per 2 hour rehearsal (paid per term in advance)

Ability to read music: Desirable

Sight-reading ability: 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 on Black

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 2

Av. No. of Performances/year: 2

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: n/a

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

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Sole Trader Business

Types of Committees: n/a

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: No

 

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