WESTERN MELBOURNE MEN'S CHORUS

WESTERN MELBOURNE MEN'S CHORUS

Information current as at MAY 2015

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Paul Newham 0408 357 054 (President) or Chris Daria 0400 414 215 (Musical Director)

Choir's Email Address: chrsdaria@aol.com or paulnewham@bigpond.com

Choir's Website: https://sites.google.com/site/westmelbournemenschorus/

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: To celebrate men's choral singing and have fun; to perform at Barbershop Harmony Australia's competitions

Voice type: ALL MALE CHOIR

Choir performs: Unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 2014

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 14 Desired: the more the merrier!

Musical Repertoire: Menís a capella, Barbershop, sacred and secular, pop, folk

Musical Director: Christopher Daria

No. of years in current post: since 2014

Previous musical experience: Masters of Music Education Xavier University, Cincinnati Ohio (USA); Director of Harmonix Vocal Company; Asst Director of Bay City Conchords; Percussionist in Grainger Wind Symphony; Director of the University of Cincinnati's Community Band; Music Director of St James Parish, Wyoming Ohio (USA); Director of Music at Purcell Marian High School, Cincinnati Ohio (USA); Director of Music at Covington Catholic High School, Covington Kentucky (USA); Director of Minot AFB Band, Minot North Dakota (USA)

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

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: Yes - Show up and do your best

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: No Concerts: No

Membership Fees: $65 Annual individual member fee to the BHA national organisation

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): Tuesday

Suburb: Hoppers Crossing

Rehearsal venue: St James School Activity Building

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Black Pants, black shirt, other as seasonal (Santa hats for Christmas etc)

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 1

Av. No. of Performances/year: 6

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Werribee Mall, Eltham High School

Examples of musical pieces performed: Hello Mary Lou, Let the Rest of the World Go By

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: President, Secretary/Webmaster, members at large

Types of Committees: N/a

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: Yes, as e-scores

Hiring fees apply: No

 

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