THE SCANDINAVIAN CHOIR OF MELBOURNE

THE SCANDINAVIAN CHOIR OF MELBOURNE

Information current as at APRIL 2014

 

CONTACT DETAILS

21 St Georges Rd, TOORAK VIC 3142

Eva McAlister, Conductor

Choir's Email Address: www.scandinavianchoir.org/contact.html

Choir's Website: www.scandinavianchoir.org

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: To perform at various cultural events in the Scandinavian communities

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both accompanied & unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 1981

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 25-30 Desired: 30

Musical Repertoire: Folk music and Church music in Danish, Norwegian and Swedish

Musical Director: Eva McAlister

No. of years in current post: since 2011

Previous musical experience: TBA

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Concordia Mandolin Orchestra, SYRENA (a Polish Choir), St Andrews Uniting Church choir (Footscray)

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: Yes - sing a very basic melody in tune, have an interest in Scandinavian culture

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: No Concerts: No

Membership Fees: None, but membership of the Swedish Church is a requirement (less than $50 p.a.)

Ability to read music: Desirable

Sight-reading ability: Desirable

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Monday

Suburb: Toorak

Rehearsal venue: The Swedish Church

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: White shirts, black pants or skirts, red scarves/ties/etc (supplied by the choir)

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 2

Av. No. of Performances/year: 15

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: The Swedish Church (Toorak), Federation Square, German Lutheran Church (East Melbourne), Danish Club (Middle Park)

Examples of musical pieces performed: God so loved the world (Stainer), Jesu joy of man's desiring (Bach), Swedish and Danish pieces: Uti var hage (Alfven), Morgensang (Gade)

Touring: Yes - Melbourne Metro Area/Interstate/Overseas

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: The Conductor is also the administrator; temporary committees are formed for fund raising events; finances are under the umbrella of The Swedish Church

Types of Committees: see above

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: Yes

Hiring fees apply: No

 

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