CHOIR OF U3A HAWTHORN

CHOIR OF U3A HAWTHORN

Information current as at JANUARY 2019

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Choir, U3A Hawthorn, 26 SINCLAIR AVE, GLEN IRIS VIC 3146

U3A Office, (03) 9821 0282 (BH)

Choir's Email Address: choir@u3ahawthorn.org.au

Choir's Website: choir.u3ahawthorn.org.au

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: The Choir is formed from members of the University of the Third Age (U3A) Hawthorn, which is a community self-help organisation providing a range of adult education and recreational courses for retired and semi-retired people; they aim to enjoy singing together in a supportive atmosphere, extend their choral abilities in a range of genres, and develop a balanced and melodic sound

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both accompanied & unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 1984

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 45+ Desired: 50

Musical Repertoire: Ballads, traditional songs, classical and sacred music, songs from the shows and a range of other modern works

Musical Director: Julie Lancashire

No. of years in current post: since 2019

Previous musical experience: Singing and conducting in a range of small and large choirs

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: The Choir has performed with a number of other choirs in massed choral events, and with the U3A Orchestra

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes - the Choir asks for regular weekly attendance at rehearsals as far as possible Concerts: No

Membership Fees: There is an annual membership subscription to U3A Hawthorn, which also provides access to many other courses of U3A

Ability to read music: Highly Desirable

Sight-reading ability: Desirable but not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Tuesday mornings

Suburb: Camberwell

Rehearsal venue: Parkview Room, Camberwell Civic Centre

Off-street parking: No

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Women - Black skirt or slacks, black top, black stockings and shoes; Men - Dark jacket, grey trousers, white shirt with collar and tie

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 2

Av. No. of Performances/year: It varies

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Hawthorn Town Hall, Leonda Reception Centre, Salvation Army Citadel (Camberwell)

Examples of musical pieces performed:

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: The choir operates under the auspices of Hawthorn U3A; individual choir members take on various roles regarding choir operations and activities

Types of Committees: as above

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: No

 

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