NEWLANDS CHOIR

NEWLANDS CHOIR

Information current as at JULY 2019

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Choir's Email Address: newlandschoir@gmail.com

Choir's Website: newlandschoir.org

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: Newlands Choir is a secular, auditioned choir made up of likeminded musical souls coming together to create high-quality music of every genre, with the intent to perform

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both accompanied & unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: Previously Carpark Choir, Newlands Choir in 2016

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 25 Desired: 35-40

Musical Repertoire: Newlands Choir performs everything from pop to gospel, world music to original compositions, classic to folk ready to master any challenge

Musical Director: Joseph Hillel

No. of years in current post: since 2018, and a Guest Conductor prior to that

Previous musical experience: Bachelor of Music from the Conservatorium of Melbourne, where he focused on historical traditions of group music making in various folk cultures; drawing from his particular expertise and interest in Ethnomusicology, Joe uses material from many Western and Eastern musical traditions to explore aspects of the human voice that are unfamiliar or uncommon in a choral context

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: The Choir has previously recorded and performed with Gabriella Cohen on her record "Pink Is The Colour of Unconditional Love", performed with Hello Satellites, and sung on the soundtrack of an independent film, "Some Happy Day"

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: Yes - Auditioned by one complimentary session, observed by group and singing with MD

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: Fees range from $12-$17.50 depending on concession/full and payment plan choice

Ability to read music: Highly desirable

Sight-reading ability: Desirable but not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Monday

Suburb: Fitzroy North

Rehearsal venue: 75 Reid Street

Off-street parking: No

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: nothing specific

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 3-4

Av. No. of Performances/year: 4+

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Bar 303, Gasometer

Examples of musical pieces performed: I Only Have Eyes For You, Interlude by Alt J, Nu Solen Gar Ned, Contre Qui Rose

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Secretary and Board/Committee

Types of Committees: General Committee for all planning

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: No

 

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