THECHO!R

THECHO!R

Information current as at OCTOBER 2009

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Margaret Fisk OAM; Jan Hamilton, Manager

Choir's Email Address: thechoir@live.com.au

Choir's Website: www.thechoir.com.au

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: THECHO!R is Melbourne's largest unauditioned choir open to singers over the age of 18 years; goals are to promote excellence in music-making in rehearsal and performance for singers; to provide the opportunity to share knowledge and interact socially with those who have common interests and goals; to help raise funds for various charities through concerts and performances

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both accompanied &/ unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 2009

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 200 Desired:

Musical Repertoire: A range of musical styles from popular and classical music, to world music and musical theatre

Musical Director: Dr Jonathon Welch AM – Founding Music Director

No. of years in current post: since 2009

Previous musical experience: Full details of Jonathon's professional career can be found at www.jonathonwelch.com

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: On April 23-26 2010, THECHO!R will host the Melbourne Festival of Choirs at the Melbourne Recital Centre

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No, although some potential members may be asked to undergo a Music Skills Audit (MSA) if the Music Director deems it necessary

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: $90 per school term ($70 conc.), music bond $50, costume hire $20

Ability to read music: Not necessary

Sight-reading ability: Not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Wednesday

Suburb: Fitzroy

Rehearsal venue: Brenan Hall, St Vincent Hospital, Victoria Pde

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Gents - all black; Ladies - red top, black pants; costume is hired from THECHO!R

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 3-4

Av. No. of Performances/year: 3-4

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Melbourne Recital Centre, Regent Ballroom, Daylesford Swiss Italian Festa, Telstra Dome, Alexandra Bushfire concert, St Michael’s Church Collins St (Melbourne), Eastbank Perfming Arts Centre (Shepparton)

Examples of musical pieces performed: broad spectrum of excellent arrangements and genres: from popular, to music theatre, classical, gospel, rock and world music

Touring: Yes - Regional Victoria/Interstate in the future

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: THECHO!R is owned and run by Australian Pop Choirs Pty Ltd with Public Liability through ANCA

Types of Committees: n/a

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: No

 

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