ST PATRICK'S CHOIR MENTONE

ST PATRICK'S CHOIR MENTONE

Information current as at MARCH 2019

 

CONTACT DETAILS

10 ROGERS ST, MENTONE VIC 3194

Myfanwy McIndoe, Director of Music, 9583 2103 (BH)

Choir's Email Address: stpatrickmentone@bigpond.com

Choir's Website: www.stpatricksmentone.org.au/

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: To provide beautiful sacred music for St Patrick's Church in Mentone

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both accompanied & unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 1991

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 18 Desired: 25

Musical Repertoire: Polyphonic motets and mass settings from Renaissance to modern, and Gregorian chant

Musical Director: Myfanwy McIndoe

No. of years in current post: since 2018

Previous musical experience: Myfanwy completed her undergraduate studies at The University of Melbourne, studying organ with Douglas Lawrence and harpsichord with Elizabeth Anderson; in 2015, she gained her Master in Organ Performance with distinction at the Conservatorium of Music Würzburg, Germany with Prof Christopher Bossert, as well as an exchange program to the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, where she studied organ with Prof Wolfgang Capek; Myfanwy is currently Director of Music at St Patrick’s and the Holy Angel and St John Vianney’s Mentone-Parkdale

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Various instrumental groups and choirs as part of liturgical events at St Patrick's Church

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: Yes - looking for good pitch, intonation and tone

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: None

Ability to read music: Desirable

Sight-reading ability: Not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 2

Usual rehearsal night(s): Thursday, Sunday morning

Suburb: Mentone

Rehearsal venue: St Patrick's Church

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel:

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: n/a, the Choir sings at church services

Av. No. of Performances/year: 50

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: mostly at St Patrick's Church Mentone

Examples of musical pieces performed: Gregorian chants, Mass settings by Mozart, Rheinberger, Schubert and Proulx, Motests by Palestrina, Victoria, Mozart, Farrant and Rutter

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: The Choir has a Director of Music, and a Treasurer

Types of Committees: n/a

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: No

 

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