YARRA VALLEY SINGERS

YARRA VALLEY SINGERS

Information current as at MAY 2016

 

CONTACT DETAILS

President, Terry Green 0438 163 003; Choir Manager, Joan Barlow 0409 856 144

Choir's Email Address: info@yarravalleysingers.org.au

Choir's Website: www.yarravalleysingers.org.au

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: Started for the pleasure of its members and the community in the Yarra Valley

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both unaccompanied & accompanied

Year Choir formed: 1988

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 70 Desired: no limit

Musical Repertoire: Folksongs, classic love songs, arias, African tribal chants, sacred oratorios, locally composed songs, musical theatre and more

Musical Director: Belinda Gillam

No. of years in current post: previously 1996-2007, returned 2012

Previous musical experience: Belinda's qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts (Music major), Dip Ed, and a Diploma of Community Development; Belinda was the Founding Musical Director of Yarra Ranges Children's Choir and the Aboriginal Children's Choir; she sings with several prestigious choirs including the Melbourne Chamber Choir and Chorelation; Belinda was a semi finalist in the Australasian Choral Conducting Competition in 1999, guest conductor of the Victorian Secondary Student Honour Choir in the 2005 season and directed the 300-voice Knox Commonwealth Choir in 2006

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: No Concerts: No

Membership Fees: $75 per Term

Ability to read music: Desirable

Sight-reading ability: Desirable

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Wednesday

Suburb: Lilydale

Rehearsal venue: Lilydale Senior Citizens Club

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Ladies - black blouse and scarf, long black skirt or slacks; Gents - black shirt and trousers

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 4-5

Av. No. of Performances/year: 6-10

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Melbourne Town Hall, George Woods Performing Arts Centre (Yarra Valley Grammar School), Luther College (Croydon), Monsalvat

Examples of musical pieces performed: Elijah (Mendelssohn), Gloria (Vivaldi), Messiah (Handel), Opera choruses, selections from West Side Story, Les Miserables, Rodgers and Hammerstein, folk song arrangements, Beatles medley and Godspell medley, Christmas repertoire

Touring: Yes - Melbourne Metro Area/Regional Victoria

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Incorporated not-for-profit Association with committee of management including President, Secretary,Treasurer and Choir Manager

Types of Committees: Social, Fundraising

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: Yes - requests considered on an individual basis

Hiring fees apply: Yes

 

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