THE YARRA VOICES

THE YARRA VOICES

Information current as at FEBRUARY 2018

 

CONTACT DETAILS

75 Reid St, Fitzroy North VIC 3068

Renee Heron, Music Director, 0402 626 068

Choir's Email Address: theyarravoices@gmail.com

Choir's Website: www.theyarravoices.com

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: The Yarra Voices, which will launch in Term 2 (April) of 2018, is an exciting new Melbourne children's choir created to provide quality music education and choral experiences for children from all backgrounds; based in the inner northern suburbs of Melbourne, the choir aims to foster excellence in performance by children by receiving an outstanding music education which is child-focused as well as joyous

Voice type: Children's/Youth Choirs

Choir performs: Both accompanied & unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 2018

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 20 Desired: 25

Musical Repertoire: Contemporary Australian and international choral music and arrangements of folk songs, and other music which best suits young voices

Musical Director: Renee Heron

No. of years in current post: since 2018

Previous musical experience: Renee is a music educator and choral conductor, currently Early Years music teacher and choral director at Kostka Hall, Xavier College and has enjoyed stints working with the Australian Boys Choir as Teacher-in-Charge of the Probationer training group, and at Methodist Ladies College, Kew; Renee is one of Melbourne's leading practitioners of the Kodály music education philosophy, and in 2016-17 had the privilege of attending Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Kecskemét, Hungary; she is a musicianship lecturer for the Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia, where she serves on the Victorian Committee and acts as a regular adjudicator and workshop presenter; Renee is a talented musician in her own right, holding a Bachelor of Music from the University of Queensland, and an AMusA in Violin; she also holds a Master of Teaching from the University of Melbourne; Renee currently sings with Polyphonic Voices

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: none yet

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: Yes - casual group audition, nothing needs to be prepared

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: TBA Concerts: TBA

Membership Fees: Refer to the choir's website

Ability to read music: Desirable but not necessary

Sight-reading ability: Desirable but not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Wednesday

Suburb: Fitzroy North

Rehearsal venue: 75 Reid Street

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: TBA

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 2

Av. No. of Performances/year: 4-6

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: None yet

Examples of musical pieces performed: None yet

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: President, Secretary, Treasurer and Committee of Management

Types of Committees: None

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: No

 

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