VIVACE VOICES

VIVACE VOICES

Information current as at APRIL 2013

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Kingston U3A, PO BOX 5123, MORDIALLOC VIC 3195

Jill Page, Musical Director, (03) 9551 2710 (BH)

Choir's Email Address: jillpage@tpg.com.au

Choir's Website: web.aanet.com.au/u3akingston and vivacevoices.org

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: The choir is formed from members of Kingston University of the Third Age (U3A), which is a not-for-profit organisation that provides adult education and recreational courses for retired and semi-retired people; the choir members enjoy singing, accepting new challenges and providing quality music programs for the community

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Accompanied

Year Choir formed: 2005

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 35 Desired: 40

Musical Repertoire: Ballads, classical, music theatre, light opera, SATB, 2 and 3 part harmonies, unison singing

Musical Director: Jill Page

No. of years in current post: since 2005

Previous musical experience: Artistic Director of Springboard Players, private singing teacher, Coordinator of Senior Classical Vocal for Mordialloc Eisteddfod

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

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

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

Ability to read music: Desirable

Sight-reading ability: Desirable

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Tuesday mornings

Suburb: Mentone

Rehearsal venue: Mentone RSL

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Ladies - specific black shirt with Vivace Voices logo, black slacks, black stockings and shoes; Gentlemen - specific black shirt with Vivace Voices logo, black trousers, black shoes

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 6

Av. No. of Performances/year: 6

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Mentone RSL, Allan McLean Hall, Chelsea Community Centre, St Nicholas Church (Mordialloc)

Examples of musical pieces performed: Panis Angelicus (Franck), Eidelweiss, Zingari Bridal Day (Brahms), Hallelujah (Cohen), Australia My Country (James)

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Committee of Management of U3A Kingston

Types of Committees: n/a

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: No

 

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