MORNINGTON PENINSULA CHORALE

MORNINGTON PENINSULA CHORALE

Information current as at FEBRUARY 2012

 

CONTACT DETAILS

c/o Frankston Music Society, PO Box 228, FRANKSTON VIC 3199

Judi McKee, Choir Convenor, (03) 5975 1030 (AH)

Choir's Email Address: tsmith@netlink.net.au

Choir's Website: www.frankstonmusicsociety.org.au

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: To provide an opportunity for members of church choirs all over the Peninsula to come together once a year to perform a major religious work

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Accompanied

Year Choir formed: 1978

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 42 Desired: 50+

Musical Repertoire: One concert of an Oratorio or major religious work, one concert of various items incl. opera choruses, one concert without orchestra

Musical Director: Tom Buchanan

No. of years in current post: since 2010

Previous musical experience: Tom Buchanan also conducts the Australian Welsh Male Choir and Excelsis Choir; he is also an experienced and award winning concert pianist, chamber musician and accompanist; in recent years he has given performances around Australia and internationally in New Zealand, Indonesia, the Philippines, England, Wales and Ireland; Tom teaches piano at some of Melbourne's prestigious schools and is also a published choral composer and arranger

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Frankston Symphony Orchestra, would like to work with other choirs

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: No Concerts: No

Membership Fees: $40 p.a.

Ability to read music: Desirable

Sight-reading ability: Not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Tuesday

Suburb: Frankston

Rehearsal venue: St Paul's School, Minimbah Court

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Long black skirts or trousers, white blouses or shirts

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 2

Av. No. of Performances/year: 3

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: St Francis Xavier Church (Frankston), Frankston Cultural Centre

Examples of musical pieces performed: Requiem (Mozart), Requiem (Faure), The Creation (Haydn), St Cecilia Mass (Gounod), Zadoc The Priest, The King Shall Rejoice (Handel), Triumphal March from Aida (Verdi)

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Managed by the General Committee of the Frankston Music Society, which manages both Choir and Orchestra

Types of Committees: In addition to the General Committee, a Choir Committee manages all practical details for the choir

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes, some vocal and orchestral music available from the Vera Bradford collection

Available for hire to other groups: Yes

Hiring fees apply: Possibly

 

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