OPERA IN THE ALPS / OPERA IN THE MARKET / OPERA IN THE VINEYARD

OPERA IN THE ALPS / OPERA IN THE MARKET / OPERA IN THE VINEYARD

Information current as at NOVEMBER 2001

 

CONTACT DETAILS

PO BOX 227, KEW EAST VIC 3102

Graeme Wall, Director, Australian Music Events, (03) 9819 7166 or 0438 622 130 (BH)

Choir's Email Address: gwall@bigpond.net.au

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

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: To make live, beautiful music accessible in unusual and beautiful places; to give young choristers and soloists the opportunity to work with professional singers, conductors and orchestras

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both unaccompanied & accompanied

Year Choir formed: 1996

No. of Singing Members - Currently: OITA-96; OITM-200; OITV-90

Musical Repertoire: Opera and Musicals

Musical Director: Graeme Wall

No. of years in current post: 6

Previous musical experience: Sydney Sun Aria winner, Arts Council fellow - London 1972-75, Soloist with the VSO & ABC, Music Director of Eltham College for 17 years

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Australian Alpine Symphony Orchestra, Australian Pops Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Choir members from Melbourne, Regional Victoria and NSW

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: Yes - experience in choral singing required

OITA - 16 Youth Choral Scholarships offered - covering half the cost of meals/accommodation at the Beechworth location

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: Cost of 4-5 days at Beechworth, VIC

Ability to read music: Highly desirable

Sight-reading ability: Highly desirable

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS - for OITA and OITV

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 2/day for 4 days

Suburb: Beechworth, VIC

Rehearsal venue: Venue in Beechworth

Off-street parking: Yes

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS - for OITM

Av. No. of rehearsals for the event: 5

Suburb and Rehearsal venue: as advised

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: As decided by the Committee each year

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 2

Av. No. of Performances/year: 1 for OITA at Beechworth in January; 1 for OITV at the Morning Star Estate Winery in Mt Eliza in January; 1 for OITM at the Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne in February

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Base of the Dingo Dell ski run, Mt Buffalo Chalet, Great Hall of the Victorian Arts Centre, Queen Victoria Market, Eltham College

Examples of musical pieces performed: Opera Choruses from the Rutter Edition

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Directors - Graeme & Margot Wall, assisted by a voluntary Committee

Types of Committees: Advisory Committees are used to provide important feedback and input into the planning of the residency, programming and performances

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Some

 

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