GLEN EIRA CITY CHOIR

GLEN EIRA CITY CHOIR

Information current as at MAY 2023

 

CONTACT DETAILS

PO BOX 317, CAULFIELD SOUTH VIC 3162

Penny Paton, Choir President

Choir's Email Address: admin@gleneiracitychoir.org.au

Choir's Website: facebook.com/gleneiracitychoir and gleneiracitychoir.org.au/

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: to promote and enjoy singing, performing classical and other choral music

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both accompanied & unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 1946

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 30-40 Desired: All welcome, Tenors and Basses in particular

Musical Repertoire: Classical and modern choral music

Musical Director: Elena Varshavskaya

No. of years in current post: since 2020

Previous musical experience: Elena is a 2002 graduate from Moscow State Conservatory with Honours–Choir Conducting; she has 15 years of choral conducting and artistic directing experience including many concert performances, winning gold and silver awards at the 5th International Johannes Brahms Choir Competition, Wernigerode, Germany in 2005; from 2006 she was Assistant Artistic Director and a singer in the Russian Radio and Television Big Academic Choir; she has participated in many festivals and master classes including the International Choral Festival in Melbourne in 1996; in 2011 became Musical Director of Bendigo Chorale; her repertoire includes classical music, contemporary music, jazz, gospel and folk, including works by Rachmaninoff, Mozart, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Gershwin and Rutter

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Bendigo Chorale, Harmony Children's Choir

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: $10 per rehearsal plus music

Ability to read music: Desirable

Sight-reading ability: Desirable

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Monday

Suburb: Brighton

Rehearsal venue: St Andrew's Anglican Church - Pioneer Chapel or Small Hall

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Ladies - black blouse or top, black long skirt/trousers, red scarf (supplied by choir); Gents - black shirt, black trousers

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 3

Av. No. of Performances/year: 3

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Auburn Uniting Church, Glen Eira Centre Auditorium, St Andrew's Church Brighton

Examples of musical pieces performed: The Creation and Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo (Haydn), Gloria (Vivaldi), Elijah (Mendelssohn), Messiah (Handel), Stabat Mater (Rheinberger); mid-year light concert may include choruses from musicals, Gilbert and Sullivan, and other popular music; Christmas concert with music such as Canto alla Comunione, Ave Maria, Ave Verum, Candlelight Carol, and other carols both traditional and Australian

Touring: Yes - Regional Victoria

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Management Committee

Types of Committees: Social, Fundraising

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: Yes

Hiring fees apply: Yes

 

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