CHOIR OF U3A HAWTHORN

CHOIR OF U3A HAWTHORN

Information current as at DECEMBER 2006

 

CONTACT DETAILS

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

Judith Chipman, Musical Director, (03) 9821 0282 (BH) (c/- U3A Office)

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

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both accompanied & unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 1984

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

Musical Repertoire: Ballads, classical, works by Bach, Handel, Verdi and other well known composers, as well as songs from the shows, eg. musical comedy; most works are sung SATB but some are TB, SA or in unison

Musical Director: Judith Chipman

No. of years in current post:

Previous musical experience:

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

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: Yes, may be required for new members; membership of U3A Hawthorn is a prerequisite of choir membership

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: $40 annual membership subscription to U3A Hawthorn, which also provides access to many other courses of U3A

Ability to read music: Desirable

Sight-reading ability: Desirable

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Tuesday mornings

Suburb: Camberwell

Rehearsal venue: St David's Uniting Church

Off-street parking: Yes - limited

 

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: 4

Av. No. of Performances/year: 4

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: Committee of Management operating within the structure of U3A Hawthorn

Types of Committees: as above

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores:

Available for hire to other groups:

Hiring fees apply:

 

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