As you will see from the Diary dates below, it will be Vocally Wild's Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 3rd April, 7.30 p.m. in the Players' Room, Sandybeach. All are welcome to come along. It is usually a short meeting, about one hour, but you will be able to hear how your choir has been functioning and where your money goes. This is the day following the last Tuesday of Term 1. For those coming along to the ANZAC Day March and Ceremony, song list and time details are given below.
Hopefully you all enjoyed the recent long weekend. On the Sunday, Fran Ponsonby, Cherry Tunnock, Heather Spooner and Cecilia Stone had a particularly good day witnessing the superb performance of Doug de Vries. Here is Fran's brilliant description of their joyful experience:
|TUESDAY, 2ND APRIL: TERM 1 CONCLUDES - OPEN MIC SESSION
WEDNESDAY, 3RD APRIL: VOCALLY WILD A.G.M. 7.30 P.M. SANDYBEACH CENTRE
|SUNDAY, 21ST APRIL: ANZAC DAY PARADE, BEAUMARIS
|TUESDAY, 23RD APRIL: TERM 2 COMMENCES
|SATURDAY, 4TH MAY: KINGSTON CENTRE CHORAL ACTIVITY REGISTRATION DAY
FRIDAY, 14TH JUNE: V.,W. ANNUAL CONCERT, BRIGHTON TOWN HALL, 8.00 P.M.
|TUESDAY, 25TH JUNE: TERM 2 CONCLUDES
HOW TO SPEND MONDAY AFTERNOON OF THE LABOUR DAY WEEKEND by Fran Ponsonby.
On Monday afternoon we were treated to a musical feast at the Conservatorium of Music’s Melba Hall, as part of the Monday Lunch Hour Concert Series. The program was titled Jobiniana, a homage to Antonio Carlos Jobim. Widely considered as one of the great exponents of Brazilian music, Jobim is the artist who internationalised Bossa Nova. Diana’s husband, Doug de Vries, is one of Australia’s foremost guitarists and composers who excels in many musical genres with a particular love and passion for Brazilian music. In collaboration with two other wonderful guitarists, Dr Ken Murray and Rose Gonzalez, Doug adapted and arranged this program of Brazilian music for two and three guitars. Doug’s passion and versatility in arrangement and performance were evident in the balance and harmony exhibited by all three guitarist, evoking the sounds and senses of Brazil. It has left us feeling inspired to further explore not only the music of Brazil but the food and culture.
Thank you Doug for this veritable feast.
SONG LIST AND ORDER FOR ANZAC DAY, EASTER SUNDAY
Please meet at the rear of the Beaumaris Community Centre, at the rear of Bayside Library, Reserve Road, Beaumaris, at 1.00 p.m. on Sunday, 21st April, for rehearsal of the songs for the march and ceremony. Assemble for March - 2.15 p.m, into line for March by 2.30 p.m. The March begins at 2.45 p.m. and the Service commences at 3.00 p.m.
The song list is:
Marching songs: Bye By Blackbird and Wish Me Luck as you Wave Me Goodbye.
Ceremony songs: The Recessional, O God Our Help in Ages Past, World War 1 Medley, I am Australian, My Country, New Zealand National Anthem (God Defend New Zealand, 1st verse in Maori) and the Australian National Anthem (Advance Australia Fair).
Music, please, in your black folder. A programme will be provided, so you can follow the Service. Please wear Black - long sleeves, long pants/skirt and black shoes, and a touch of red (Poppy) or sprig of Rosemary.
OPEN MIC NIGHT
Dianne is organising another Open Mic session for the end of this term, Tuesday, 2nd April, during the second half of the night, during refreshments. So if you wish to take part, please contact Dianne on 0410 583 496 or firstname.lastname@example.org Patrice has kindly agreed to play piano for those who require accompaniment (please bring your music to Patrice next Tuesday). Talents in the areas of poetry, drama, recitation, monologues, comedy, playing musical instruments as well as vocal, will be most welcome. We hope that this will be a regular feature for our end of term evenings, so if you feel you're not ready this term, do mention to Dianne that you're interested in a future Open Mic night.
Lidia kindly supplied some very helpful music terminology interpretations, as we learn to read the written music. These were sent by email last week, but let me know if you need a copy forwarding.
SOCIAL MESSAGE FROM EDWINA
It was great to see so many people at the Sandy pub on the 24th February. It was pleasing that so many friends and their partners and newcomers came along too, some for a short while and others stayed for dinner! It was an easy and enjoyable evening!
Best wishes, Edwina.
The Committee has decided to offer a percentage discount to those members who are Disability Pensioner recipients. If this applies to you, do contact Russel by Sunday, 24th March, via email email@example.com or mobile 0409 090 448.
KINGSTON ARTS CENTRE - CHORAL ACTIVITY REGISTRATION DAY
Kingston Arts are hoping to capitalise on the wealth of choral groups in Kingston and surrounds and provide an opportunity for keen choristers to diversify their practice and collaborate with members of other choirs on a large, innovative project. Sean Kavanagh, who is employed by K.A.C., has been working with singer-songwriter Fred Smith and Andrew Price from ‘Men in Suits’ to develop an idea that they hope to see culminate in a major performance at Kingston City Hall in September this year.. Registration Day has been scheduled for Saturday, 4th May. Most will remember Sean who came to Choir last year to explain more about the initiative, pointing out, of course, that the success of the project depends on the enthusiastic involvement of members of the choral community. This isn't a Vocally Wild planned event, but it sounds as though it will be a very worthwhile thing to do, and fun too. More detail to follow.
MUSIC MAKING WITH CHILDREN - SATURDAY, 30TH MARCH – 10.00 A.M. TO 4.30 P.M.
Community Music Victoria, with Ruth McKittrick Chambers and Alena Schneider, is excited to offer a training day for Music Making and Singing with Children. This is for adults only and suited to anyone working with young people, aged 0 to 10 in early years settings, library staff, home school parents and primary school teachers. The aim is to offer participants an experience in taking the first steps in leading singing and music together with more advanced skills, a fun repertoire, games and tips. For further information please contact me and I can forward the full details, including bios on Alena Schneider and Ruth McKittrick-Chambers, or access information via firstname.lastname@example.org t: 03 9662 1162 Web: www.cmvic.org.au Blog: https://cmvicblog.wordpress.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/cmv.music Twitter: www.twitter.com/CMV_music The training day takes place at Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne.
A REMINDER FROM RUSSEL RE DEALING WITH V.W. MAILING
CHOIR TRIP TO CROATIA (ISTRIA) APRIL, 2020
A number of people have said they don't get emails from Vocally Wild. We found that people with Bigpond accounts or Hotmail accounts may be effected by the way Bigpond and Hotmail deal with emails, which seem like spam. So for Bigpond or Hotmail users, I am letting you know how to ensure you always get emails from VW. If you normally use webmail (i.e. you use a browser to view your emails), check the junk folder and mark emails from VW as Not Junk. Doing this "whitelists" VW, and subsequent emails are more likely to be delivered If you use Outlook to view your emails, you need to use webmail to have a look at your junk folder to fix this problem. This is because Bigpond and Hotmail do not deliver emails which are considered to be spam to your Outlook junk folder. You need to mark emails from VW as Not Junk. Doing this "whitelists" VW, and subsequent emails are more likely to be delivered.
The first meeting took place last Tuesday and this was really well attended. Lidia briefly described the history of Istria, together with plans so far for the trip, and the approximate costing. Notes from this meeting will be sent to those who attended shortly.
CHOIR TRIP TO HOBART - JULY 2020
Plans are afoot for a trip to the Hobart Festival in July 2020, so pop a note in your diary. More detail shortly.
CHELSEA PLUMLEY IN 'MURIEL'S WEDDING - THE MUSICAL'
Many of you will remember singing with Chelsea Plumley a few years ago! The local paper's recent article, with the headline "Hampton Mum from Fairy Queen to Bill's Mistress" caught Sue's eye! Yes, Chelsea is now an award winning musical theatre and cabaret performer and has the honour of joining the all new cast in Muriel's Wedding the Musical as Deirdre Chambers, the memorable beautician and mistress of Muriel's dad, Bill. All the very best to Chelsea, as she struts her stuff in this newly made-over version especially reworked for Melbourne. Cast members also include Natalie Abbott (Muriel) and Stefanie Jones (Rhonda). Director is Simon Phillips. The show opens on the 23rd March.
MO JO - MORDIALLOC JAZZ ORCHESTRA'S "JAZZAOKE"
The Autumn 2019 series of Jazzaoke, a family friendly event, kicks off at the Kingston City Hall Lounge Bar on Wednesday, 3rd April, 7.30 to 9.45 p.m. So give it a try, go along and enjoy local jazz and swing, sing too if you want. Cost: Adults $10, Youth $5 and Under 12 free. Tickets at the door or book via www.trybooking.com
Drinks and Snacks at Bar Prices.
Hope those attending the ANZAC; March and Service on Easter Sunday enjoy this very special experience, and for all the budding Open Mic-ers, can't wait to enjoy your performances!
21st March, 2019.