THE MAROONDAH SINGERS

THE MAROONDAH SINGERS

Information current as at MAY 2023

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Maroondah Singers Inc, PO Box 407, Nunawading VIC 3131

Peter Naughtin, Secretary, 0400 120 319

Choir's Email Address: maroondahsingers@maroondahsingers.org.au

Choir's Website: maroondahsingers.org.au

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: Maroondah Singers provides training for community singers with opportunities for concert performances

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both unaccompanied & accompanied

Year Choir formed: 1968

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 50 Desired: 60

Musical Repertoire: Ranges from Renaissance to Rock

Musical Director: Lyn Henshall

No. of years in current post: since 2010

Previous musical experience: A graduate of the University of Melbourne and RMIT, Lyn is a retired psychologist and teacher; Lyn plays the piano and the cello but her great love is choral music; she has conducted school and community children's choirs for many years and regularly attends choral conducting courses

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Occasional joint concerts with other choirs

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: Yes - a voice check to determine vocal part

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: $38 per month, plus a once-only Internet/sound file fee of $25; 3 free visits are possible

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): Monday

Suburb: Mitcham

Rehearsal venue: Mountview Uniting Church Hall, cnr Maroondah Hwy and East Doncaster Rd

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: All black, ladies' scarves provided

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 4-6

Av. No. of Performances/year: 4-6

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Melbourne Concert Hall, Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Whitehorse Centre, various country towns throughout Victoria, Carols by Candlelight at Puffing Billy (Emerald Lake Park & Gembrook), Croydon, Berwick and City of Whitehorse (Nunawading)

Examples of musical pieces performed: Classical works including sacred and secular works by composers such as Vivaldi, Rossini and Rachmaninoff and modern composers such as Ola Gjeilo, Dan Forrest and Eric Whitacre; songs from musicals, spirituals, folk songs from different countries, ballads, pop and rock, sung in English and other languages; recent performances have included If Music Be the Food of Love (Henry Purcell), and Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)

Touring: Yes - Melbourne Metro Area/Regional Victoria

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: An Incorporated group, managed by an elected Committee

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes, and song learning aids

Available for hire to other groups: No

 

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