MELBOURNE WOMEN'S CHOIR

MELBOURNE WOMEN'S CHOIR

Information current as at AUGUST 2013

 

CONTACT DETAILS

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

Jenny Walsh, President FDS Administrative Committee, (03) 9818 1296

Choir's Email Address: contact@fdsingers.com

Choir's Website: www.fdsingers.com

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: To perform with excellence the range of music written and arranged for women's ensembles

Voice type: All Female Singers

Choir performs: Both Unaccompanied & Accompanied

Year Choir formed: 1994

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 20 Desired: 30

Musical Repertoire: All eras - mostly from Romantic and 20th-21st Century, Australian music, premieres of new works, exploring major works for women from 16th and 17th Century orphanages of Venice

Musical Director: Faye Dumont

No. of years in current post: since 1994

Previous musical experience: Wide range of musical experience, from chamber choirs to massed choirs

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: With orchestras by invitation and drawn together for own programs, Melbourne Master Singers, several women's choirs, Organiser of "Voices of Women" choral festival, one of the choirs making up the Classical Spectacular Chorus (Melbourne Park, 2000), participant in annual Sing Christmas (Melbourne Town Hall)

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: Yes - a song, exercises, sight reading

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: $300 p.a. (full fee); student/conc. fee $200 p.a.

Ability to read music: Essential

Sight-reading ability: Essential

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Tuesday

Suburb: East Melbourne

Rehearsal venue: Holy Trinity Church

Off-street parking: No

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Black skirt and camisole, green jacket

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 4

Av. No. of Performances/year: 6

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Melbourne Concert Hall, Melbourne Town Hall, St Johns Church Southgate, other churches, Rippon Lea, Melbourne Park

Examples of musical pieces performed: Gloria (Vivaldi), Ceremony of Carols (Britten), small works programmes, carols, imaginative thematic concerts (eg. love songs and poetry, animals, birds), Miserere (Hasse), Dixt Dominus (Galuppi), Magnificat (Porpora)

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

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Board of Faye Dumont Singers, Committee of the Melbourne Women's 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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