THE ALPHINGTONES

THE ALPHINGTONES

Information current as at JANUARY 2013

 

CONTACT DETAILS

C/- Alphington Community Centre, Kelvin Rd, ALPHINGTON VIC 3078

(03) 9499 7227

Choir's Email Address: alphingtones@hotmail.com

Choir's Website: n/a

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: The Alphingtones is for community members who love to sing in a friendly and supportive environment

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both accompanied & unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 2007

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 15 Desired: 20

Musical Repertoire: Very broad, from South African spirituals to Elton John!

Musical Director: Teresa Duddy

No. of years in current post: 2007-2008, and since 2012

Previous musical experience: Teresa Duddy (Tess) founded the Alphingtones Community Choir in 2007, and after a successful two years of leading singing and performing around the Alphington community she departed to commence her Masters of Music degree in the United States; Teresa returned to Australia in 2012 for musical opportunities and has had the pleasure of resuming her position as director of the Alphingtones; Teresa teaches voice at Melbourne Grammar, Preshil, and also in her private studio; she has performed as a soloist with the Chicago Lyric Opera, Lyric Opera Studio of Weimar (Germany), Victorian Opera, as well as solo recitals and concerts in Australia and abroad

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

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: Yes - 1st night free, at end of this session the choir leader will discuss whether you are a good fit

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: No

Membership Fees: $10 per person per week

Ability to read music: Not necessary

Sight-reading ability: Not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Thursday

Suburb: Alphington

Rehearsal venue: Alphington Community Centre

Off-street parking: No

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Dark (non-print) top

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 2

Av. No. of Performances/year: 4

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Banyule Art space, Alphington Uniting Church

Examples of musical pieces performed: Stand By Me, Haida, In This Heart, Siyahamba, Still Haven't Found what I'm Looking For, Wade in the Water, Your Song, Shut de Door, Already Been to the Water, Lean on Me, Nowhere Train

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Co-ordinator manages the choir, supported by Alphington Community Centre

Types of Committees: n/a

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: No

 

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