MONASH UNIVERSITY SINGERS

MONASH UNIVERSITY SINGERS

Information current as at FEBRUARY 2016

 

CONTACT DETAILS

SCHOOL OF MUSIC, MONASH UNIVERSITY, WELLINGTON RD, CLAYTON VIC 3149

Nicholas Dinopoulos, Music Director, (03) 9818 1296 (AH)

Choir's Email Address: Head of Voice: nicholas.dinopoulos@monash.edu

Choir's Website: artsonline.monash.edu.au/music/monash-university-singers/

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: Monash University Singers is the School of Music's largest performance ensemble; it was formed in 1992 and has since held a distinguished place in the School of Music and in the University; the choir consists of music students, students from other Monash University faculties attending for credit or pleasure, volunteer staff members and interested community participants; its repertoire covers a wide range of music eras and traditions, including historical and new Australian compositions; the choir presents concerts throughout the year, and participates in other university and community events; the choirís goal is to give singers the enriching experience of learning and performing diverse choral works, and to give the singers the opportunity to contribute their voices to a large ensemble

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both unaccompanied & accompanied

Year Choir formed: 1992

No. of Singing Members - Currently: approx. 70-80 Desired: 80

Musical Repertoire: A broad and educational range of repertoire from the Renaissance to the present, with some emphasis on new music, original composition and Australian works; both small and large works

Musical Director: Nicholas Dinopoulos

No. of years in current post: TBA

Previous musical experience: Nick is a former boy chorister at St Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne, a former student of Merlyn Quaife AM and The Opera Studio Melbourne; he works as a singer in opera and recital, a conductor, educator, adjudicator and clinician; Nick has worked with both community and professional organisations (notably as Chorusmaster for the Peninsula Summer Music festival, and Assistant Chorusmaster to the Consort of Melbourne/Australian Chamber Orchestra); Nick holds positions on the staff of the Australian Boys Choral Institute and at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: In 2009, the choir sang with the Monash Academy Orchestra in the Tosca chorus at the Monash Academy of Music "A Gala Night at the Opera"

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: Automatic entry for enrolled music students at Monash University; audition for non-music students and the public may be required

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: No fees

Ability to read music: Essential

Sight-reading ability: Essential

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Monday afternoons, 2-4 pm

Suburb: Clayton

Rehearsal venue: School of Music Auditorium, Arts Precinct, Monash University (Clayton Campus)

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Black slacks or full length black skirt; black long-sleeved shirt/top with a scarf for women, and tie for men, in a bright colour

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 2-3

Av. No. of Performances/year: 4-6

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Monash Univerity venues Ė Robert Blackwood Hall, the Music Auditorium and the Spiritual Centre; suburban and city concert venues and churches

Examples of musical pieces performed: Your Voices Tune (Handel), O crux ave (Victoria), Gloria from Heiligmesse (Haydn), Sanctus 3 (Bach), Ave verum and Laudate Dominum (Mozart), A Star Shall Rise (Mendelssohn), On the Death of a Bush Church (Grandage), Hope There Is (Maclean), Waltzing Matilda (arr. Austin Phillips), Iím Seventeen Come Sunday (arr. Grainger)

Touring: Yes - Melbourne Metro area

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: School of Music administration, Monash library assistance, student leaders and conductors

Types of Committees: Student volunteers for specific tasks

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: Yes

Hiring fees apply: Yes

 

Back to ... ALPHABETICAL INDEX OF CHOIRS & VOCAL ENSEMBLES


DISCLAIMER : Whilst much care has been taken in compiling the information in this Guide, it is possible that errors may have occurred. So, please email the Editor at karina.gough@bigpond.com with corrections, and they will be made as soon as possible.

Copyright © Karina Gough WARNING: All Site content is owned by the Editor, and is not to be reproduced elsewhere without permission of the Editor.