MOSAIC COMMUNITY CHOIR

MOSAIC COMMUNITY CHOIR

Information current as at JANUARY 2018

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Catherine McNicol, 0413 417 731, secretary@mosaicchoir.com.au

Choir's Email Address: secretary@mosaicchoir.com.au

Choir's Website: www.mosaicchoir.com.au

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: To provide an opportunity for men and women of all ages and levels of musical experience to enjoy choral singing in a convivial atmosphere

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Accompanied

Year Choir formed: 2012

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 60 Desired: 80

Musical Repertoire: Contemporary

Musical Director: Katrina Waters

No. of years in current post: since 2018

Previous musical experience: Katrina has run singing workshops and worked as a Music Director and Conductor, helping to unlock the voices of people aged 8 to 80+, and fostering a love of music and collaboration in group situations, since 1996; Katrina is passionate about this work as she has seen people from many different walks of life "beam" when they have joined together and expressed something of themselves through singing

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: MCC has collaborated with the Southern Area Concert Band and Bayside Community Choir 'Vocally Wild' for many years, performing at the yearly Bayside Carols at Dendy Park and in a joint concert at Kingston Town Hall every two years; Mosaic has also performed with the Windjammer Brass Quintet and regularly performs at local community events such as ANZAC Day, and for local community groups

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: Membership fee $20 p.a., rehearsal fee $50/term (4 terms/year)

Ability to read music: Desirable but not necessary

Sight-reading ability: Not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Monday

Suburb: Cheltenham

Rehearsal venue: Cheltenham Community Centre, Chesterville Road, near cnr of Nepean Hwy (Melways Map 76 J12)

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: All black

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 3

Av. No. of Performances/year: 6

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Kingston City Hall, Dendy Park, Brighton Town Hall, St Michaels All Angels (Beaumaris), French Island choral workshop, nursing homes

Examples of musical pieces performed: I Am Australian; Rolling in the Deep, When Irish eyes Are Smiling

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Mosaic Community Choir is an Incorporated Association and complies with the Victorian Associations Incorporations Act (2012); there is an elected committee of six members

Types of Committees: Social, Music

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: No

 

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