SERBIAN CHORAL SOCIETY

SERBIAN CHORAL SOCIETY (formerly Balkan Voices)

Information current as at JANUARY 2016

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Sanja Drljaca, Conductor & Artistic Director, 0414 646 412 (BH)

Choir's Email Address: secretary@serbianchoralsociety.org.au

Choir's Website: www.serbianchoralsociety.org.au

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: To continue bringing Serbian culture to a wider audience in Australia; to encourage the practice of choral singing within the Serbian community; to promote Serbian choral music through performances; to collaborate with other ethnically based choirs in Australia in an exchange of cultural heritage

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 2000

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 25 Desired: 40

Musical Repertoire: Mostly, but not exclusively, Serbian sacred, secular and folk choral music

Musical Director: Sanja Drljaca

No. of years in current post: since 2000

Previous musical experience: Conductor of the women's vocal octet "Collegium Artisticum" of Sarajevo, as part of the Sarajevo Winter Festival following the 1984 Winter Olympics; Sanja toured extensively with the octet throughout Europe and former Yugoslavia, until the onset of war in Bosnia in 1992

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Greek, Antiochian, Russian and Serbian church choirs in Melbourne

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No, an interview with the Conductor

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: $100 p.a.

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): Thursday

Suburb: Carlton North

Rehearsal venue: Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre

Off-street parking: No

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Depends on nature/time/place of the performance, but generally black dresses for women, black trousers/white shirt for men

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 1-2

Av. No. of Performances/year: 5-10

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Melba Hall, St Johns Southgate

Examples of musical pieces performed: Sacred choral music by Serbian classical composer Mokranjac, SATB arrangements of Serbian folk tunes

Touring: Yes - Melbourne Metro Area/Regional Victoria/Interstate

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: An Incorporated Association

Types of Committees: n/a

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: Yes

Hiring fees apply: No

 

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