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The Choir

The Choir caters for mixed voices (SATB). Johanna Bostock (Musical Director) and Jeffrey Cheal (Accompanist) are happy to facilitate enquiries from prospective applicants. Contact Johanna on 0418 423565 or Jeff on 0417 641952 or if you prefer you can use our contact page.

The choir has experienced strong musical appreciation from prior & current audiences attending our concerts. Based in the municipality of Clarence in Tasmania, we perform five major concerts in May & December each year. In addition, we also feature in community event programs as requested.

Over the years the choir* has developed a solid audience base and choir members have personally achieved a great sense of satisfaction as appreciative audiences respond to their music.

Christmas time in particular is a busy period for the choir as we sing in small & whole choir groups at nursing homes, Christmas carol events, and similar activities as requested. We also present a Christmas concert in the Forcett Community Hall.   Special program features within the concerts frequently require the formation of small groups to highlight a range of songs. These groups will often involve additional rehearsal times.

* Member of the Australian National Choral Association, ANCA

Musical Genre

In general , the music performed by the Lindisfarne Riverside Arts Club Choir would be defined as 'middle of the road'. However we have also performed Rock 'n Roll and classical Handel choruses!

The musical director uses a variety of styles in each programme and believes that in a selection of music such as this, there would be something that would appeal to all tastes. The concerts encompassed theme titles of "Melody & Mirth". Previous productions have included other musical themes such as: Riverboat Follies, A Musicals Journey, A Taste of Gilbert & Sullivan and A Nostalgic Musical Journey of the 50's.

In June 2009 the choir released their first ever compact disc, CD, at the 'Rosny Barn', Rosny Hill, Rosny on Hobart's eastern shore. The CD features eighteen individual tracks previously performed at Riverside concerts. For more information about the CD, which costs only A$10.00 (+ postage, if required), and to hear samples of tracks click here.

Rehearsals

Throughout the year choir rehearsals are held regularly every Thursday night 7:30PM - 9:30 pm ( with a tea break in between) at the Lindisfarne Activities Centre, 37A Lincoln Street, Lindisfarne, Tasmania. Rehearsals commence each year on the first Thursday in February. Why not come along and find out for yourself. To become a member of this choir, you would be expected to attend weekly rehearsals (unless special circumstances prevail) and participate in additional rehearsals if required just prior to formal concerts.

Do I need to audition? The musical director does not usually hold formal auditions as both experienced singers and those willing to develop their voices are welcome. During concert preparations & choir rehearsals small singing ensembles are formed, and it is an advantage for those with more developed singing voices and experience to apply.

Do I need to read music? An ability to read music is an asset to yourself and other singers - however it is not a prerequisite for joining Lindisfarne Riverside Arts Club Choir. If you have a deep love of singing, a musical appreciation, are able to follow the notes on a song sheet page, can regularly attend rehearsals, and maintain your singing voice, then this will benefit both personal enjoyment and contribute to overall choir performance standard.

What does it cost? Once formally joining the choir, there is a need to become a full member of Lindisfarne Riverside Arts Club Inc. Fees are reviewed following each AGM. Currently membership cost is $10.00 per annum, or $15.00 a couple (we have a few couples in the choir). In order to cover musical copyright fees, liability insurance, rent, and organisation operational costs an annual levy of $140.00 applies to each choir member. This fee can be paid as a single payment or by quarterly instalments.  For initial enquiries contact Johanna Bostock on 0418 423565 If you prefer you can contact us, or just come along on a Thursday night - we would love to meet you.

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Purchase a CD

CD Purchases can be made ar the Lindisfarne Newsagency, Lincoln Street, Lindisfarne or by contacting us.

The cost is just $10 + postage.

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