11 February 2014
The University of the Sunshine Coast is launching a new singing group, called the USC Chorale, which is open to members of the community.
Conductor and USC Education academic Dr Janet Wyvill said rehearsals for the chorale would be held every Tuesday from 5pm-6.30pm, starting Tuesday 25 February.
Dr Wyvill said no auditions were required as the group was open to singers of all types and standards.
“The USC Chorale is a choir for USC staff, students and community members who enjoy singing,” she said.
“Members may have sung before or this might be their first time in a choir. It is also for those who may not have sung for many years and want to be back in a fun supportive ensemble.
“The ability to read music will be an advantage but not necessary. Music will be varied from the classics of Mozart through to jazz, contemporary Australian works and even some Broadway musical items.”
Dr Wyvill said music would be taught during rehearsals and members would be expected to attend every rehearsal.
“The USC Chorale will perform at least twice this year with the possibility of joining with the USC Singers (another choral group at the University) for some works,” she said.
The membership fee for community members is $100 per semester.
Those interested in joining can email Dr Wyvill, providing contact details and information about previous singing and/or music experience.
— Terry Walsh