MOSAIC COMMUNITY CHOIR

MOSAIC COMMUNITY CHOIR

Information current as at MAY 2016

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Robert Dryden, 0408 522 901 (BH+AH), rdry5797@bigpond.net.au

Choir's Email Address: mosaic.vic@gmail.com

Choir's Website: www.mosaicchoir.org.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: Robert Dryden

No. of years in current post: since 2012

Previous musical experience: Robert Dryden has been leading a number of Melbourne's top community choirs for the last 15 years; heading the Music Department at Cornish College in Bangholme, Robert is very passionate about nurturing and growing choral music, to be made available to all abilities of singers; Robert's musical tastes include everything from Coldplay to Chopin and everything in between; his philosophy is all about inclusion and the belief that everyone can sing

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 also performs at local community events including ANZAC Day and the Kingston Carols; Mosaic performed at the annual Eistedffod by the Bay, and the Melbourne Eisteddfod in 2014

 

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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