MORNINGTON PENINSULA CHORALE

MORNINGTON PENINSULA CHORALE

Information current as at JANUARY 2019

 

CONTACT DETAILS

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

Judi McKee, Choir Convenor, 0419 100 863

Choir's Email Address: judith.mckee1@optusnet.com.au

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

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: To prepare and present concerts of a high standard principally for local audiences using local venues

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Accompanied by orchestra

Year Choir formed: 1978

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 90 Desired: no limit

Musical Repertoire: One concert of an Oratorio or major religious work, one concert of various items incl. musical and opera choruses accompanied by full orchestra, two Christmas concerts accompanied by a small string and wind orchestra

Musical Director: Tom Pugh and Katrina Waters

No. of years in current post: since 2018

Previous musical experience: Both are accomplished musicians in vocal and orchestral work

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Frankston Symphony Orchestra which is part of the Society, Carnegie all performances with DNCY, Excelsis choir, Australian Welsh Male Choir, Cranbourne Chorale and Casey Choir

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: No

Membership Fees: $40 p.a. plus $5 per rehearsal

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: All black for men and women mid length skirts and trousers accepted

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 4

Av. No. of Performances/year: 4

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: St Francis Xavier Church (Frankston), Frankston Art Centre, Peninsula Community Centre (Mornington)

Examples of musical pieces performed: Requiem (Mozart), Requiem (Faure), The Creation (Haydn), St Cecilia Mass (Gounod), Requiem and Stabit Mater (Jenkins ), Petite Messe Solennelle (Rossini), Zadoc The Priest and The King Shall Rejoice (Handel), Triumphal March from Aida (Verdi)

Touring: Yes occasionally - the Choir performed in New York in 2017

 

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

Available for hire to other groups: Not normally but negotiable

Hiring fees apply: Yes

 

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