RMIT OCCASIONAL CHORAL SOCIETY

RMIT OCCASIONAL CHORAL SOCIETY

Information current as at APRIL 2011

 

CONTACT DETAILS

RMIT UNION ARTS, RMIT UNIVERSITY, GPO BOX 2476V, MELBOURNE VIC 3001

Abby Horsburgh, President

Choir's Email Address: rocs@rmit.edu.au

Choir's Website: minyos.its.rmit.edu.au/~rocs

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: The object of RMIT Occasional Choral Society is the study and production of musical works, and the promotion of choral music in an informal setting at RMIT

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both unaccompanied & accompanied

Year Choir formed: 1999

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 15 Desired: 30

Musical Repertoire: Very varied - from Baroque to newly composed original music

Musical Director: TBA

No. of years in current post: TBA

Previous musical experience: TBA

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: ROCS regularly collaborates with other RMIT Music groups such as the stage band; it has held major concerts with sister choirs, MUCS and MonUCS; other past performances have been with Box Hill Chorale and the EMS orchestra

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: RMIT Music membership currently $10/$15/$20 for RMIT student/RMIT alumni/other respectively

Ability to read music: Desirable

Sight-reading ability: Desirable

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Thursday

Suburb: Melbourne CBD

Rehearsal venue: Building 57 level 4 room 1, RMIT University City Campus - see map at: its-wu-web.its.rmit.edu.au/~rocs/images/map57rehvenue.jpg

Off-street parking: No

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Ladies - black long-sleeved top, black skirt/trousers; Gents - Dinner suit and black bow tie

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 2

Av. No. of Performances/year: 4

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Local churches, Kaleide Theatre (RMIT), Chapel of the Old Melbourne Gaol (RMIT Building 11)

Examples of musical pieces performed: The repertoire of ROCS is very diverse, although biased towards the performance of new works by young local composers; recent concerts have included Missa Prima (S. Uitdenbogerd), Alleluia (M. Winikoff), Mass for 4 Voices (William Byrd), and a specially-written piece by S. Uitdenbogerd performed as part of RMIT Union Arts' "Plummet", a part of the 2000 Melbourne Fringe Festival

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Elected Committee of approx. 6 members runs all aspects; ad hoc sub-committees may be formed for particular purposes; operates as a collective under the RMIT Union Arts umbrella

Types of Committees: see above

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Very limited

Available for hire to other groups: Yes

Hiring fees apply: Yes

 

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