Does my child need to audition?
Yes. Please get in contact to arrange a short, very friendly audition with our director Leah. This is to determine that the potential chorister can pitch well and has potential to sing in harmony.
Can my child try a rehearsal before we commit?
Absolutely! Potential choir members are always welcome to come and listen and even join in for a rehearsal before deciding to commit.
What does membership cost?
The rate is $15 per rehearsal ($12 concession/sibling) – fees are charged termly at the beginning of each term or upon joining for the rest of the term. Instalment plans are available.
What kind of songs do you sing?
We sing songs from a wide range of styles, places and times – some in unison and some in harmony. Examples include: Inanay (Tiddas); Hey Ho Nobody Home (trad); Do You Love Me (The Contours); This is Me (The Greatest Showman); Wings (Little Mix); The Ships of Arcady (Michael Head)
Do you perform?
We are a new choir (established in February 2018). We held our first performance at our rehearsal venue in June 2018. Our intent is to perform a few times a year at local festivals and events.
Who directs the choir?
Leah Oliver is our director. She holds a Bachelor of Education (secondary music and drama) from the University of Canberra and studied voice at the Canberra School of Music. She worked as a secondary music and drama teacher in Canberra, London and Melbourne between 1995 and 2005 during which time she was musical director of several young choirs, bands, and musical productions. Since 2005 she has taught singing, trumpet, and piano privately from her Yarraville studio, and as part of the Paul Holleman Music Program at Kingsville Primary and Yarraville West Primary schools. In 2007 she co-founded The Rebelles (www.rebelles.com.au) and has been co-director since. She is registered with VIT and has a Working With Children Check.
Leah firmly believes that singing, dancing (and laughing!), especially in groups, are beneficial for mental and physical well-being as well as for community development.