THE STAR CHORALE

THE STAR CHORALE

Information current as at AUGUST 2005

 

CONTACT DETAILS

PO BOX 942, TEMPLESTOWE VIC 3106

Judy Downie, Secretary, 0407 055 846 (BH + AH)

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

Choir's Website: www.starchorale.org/

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: Bringing together the MLC Old Collegians' and Male Voice Choirs to continue and enhance a tradition of excellence in the performance of choral music

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Accompanied

Year Choir formed: 2000

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 110 Desired: 140, particularly men

Musical Repertoire: Requiem (Faure and Mozart), Gloria (v), Creation (Haydn), Elijah (Mendelssohn), Christmas Story (Schutz), excerpts from Christmas Oratorio (Bach), Messiah (Handel), works by Britten, Vaughan Williams, Bizet and John Rutter

Musical Director: Jane Elton Brown

No. of years in current post: since 2000

Previous musical experience: Jane Elton Brown graduated from the University of Melbourne, BMus, DipEd, subsequently gaining the degree of Master of Music (Melb) with First Class Honours; she was Director of Music at MLC for 29 years; she has toured England with the MLC Chorale, and her work includes commercial recordings, radio and television broadcasts as well as live performances; Jane has conducted performances of major choral/orchestral works, including Mendelssohn's Elijah, Carmina Burana, Messiah, Mozart's Requiem, Verdi's Requiem, and Haydn's Creation; she was appointed Conductor of the Glen Eira City Choir in 2001, is an experienced examiner in music, adjudicator at eisteddfods, a member of the Board of the Faculty of Music and of the Committee of Convocation at the University of Melbourne

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: n/a

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: No Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: $75 ($50 conc.) for Semester 1, Semester 2 TBA

Ability to read music: Highly Desirable

Sight-reading ability: Highly Desirable

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Wednesday

Suburb: Kew

Rehearsal venue: MLC School

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Ladies - full length black skirt, black top (long or 3/4 sleeve), black shoes and hose; Gents - black trousers, long-sleeved white shirt with burgundy bow tie (provided), black shoes and hose (This may be varied on occasions)

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 2

Av. No. of Performances/year: 3

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Collins Street Baptist Church, Uniting Church (Oxley Road, Hawthorn), The Camberwell Centre, Dallas Brooks Hall

Examples of musical pieces performed: Requiem (Faure), Gloria and 4 short anthems (Rutter),

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Elected Committee

Types of Committees: Social, Fundraising, Organising

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes - small collection

Available for hire to other groups: Yes

Hiring fees apply: Yes

 

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