GRUPPO CULTURALE ITALIANO INC. (ITALIAN CULTURAL GROUP INC.)

GRUPPO CULTURALE ITALIANO INC. (ITALIAN CULTURAL GROUP INC.)

Information current as at APRIL 2021

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Tony Strazzeri, President, 0407 096 497

Choir's Email Address: GCI.Melb@gmail.com

Choir's Website: facebook.com/groups/891563144293446/

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: To promote traditional Italian and Australian songs and cultures, and to gather music and theatre lovers of multicultural and diverse backgrounds

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both unaccompanied & accompanied

Year Choir formed: 2000

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 18 Desired: 25

Musical Repertoire: Traditional and modern Italian songs as well as Christmas carols and includes a repertoire of well-known songs in English; performances include a range of songs sung in unison and songs where the choir accompanies a solo singer from the ensemble

Musical Director: Maestro Roberto De Sanctis

No. of years in current post: since 2014

Previous musical experience: Roberto has worked as a musician, singer,composer, teacher and author of manuals for a variety of instruments

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Extensive

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No, familiarity with the Italian language is helpful but not essential

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: $30 p.a.

Ability to read music: Not necessary

Sight-reading ability: Not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Friday 1-3 pm

Suburb: Pascoe Vale

Rehearsal venue: Pascoe Vale Neighbourhood Facility

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Both semi-formal, and traditional Italian costumes

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 2

Av. No. of Performances/year: 8 - approx, the group also collaborates on presenting a musical play or variety show about once per year

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Community music and multicultural festivals, Federation Square, Hepburn Springs Swiss/Italian festa, Moonie Valley Mediterranean festa, Italian National Day celebrations, City of Whittlesea Community festival, Sydney Road Street party, Oakleigh Glendi festival, City of Darebin All Nations Park Christmas Carols, Senior Citizens Supported accommodation facilities

Examples of musical pieces performed: La Montanara (The Glass Mountain), Reginella Campagnola (The Woodpecker's Song), Avanti Australia Va (The Australian National Anthem), Il Fazzolettino, Com'e Bello Fa L'Amore Quanno E Sera, Tintarella di Luna, Tu Vụ Fa L’americano, Arrivederci Roma, Love is in the Air, Beautiful Sunday, also Australian ballads sung in Italian such as The Wild Colonial Boy, Botany Bay, Click Go the Shears, Waltzing Matilda, etc

Touring: Yes - Melbourne Metro Area

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: A Not-for-profit organisation; President, Secretary, Treasurer & Ordinary Committee Members

Types of Committees: Social, Fundraising - social activities such as dinner dances, excursions and in-house barbeques are held on a regular basis

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: No

 

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