Call for new choristers
It is important for the ongoing strength of our choir that we have new members joining us each year.
- You may know someone who has sung with a choir that is not presenting Messiah this year and would like to have the opportunity to sing. Why not invite that person to sing with us.
- You might meet someone who has not sung Messiah but would like to have the opportunity to sing this great work. Please invite him or her along.
- We believe it is important that young people grow to love Messiah. Please encourage them to join. Children and full-time students do not pay a registration fee.
Our commitment to our choristers
We will not sell, share or trade our choristers’ names or personal information with any other entity, or make choristers’ details available to other choristers without their permission.
This policy applies to all information received by the Radio Community Chest Inc, both online and offline, on any platform (“platform” includes the Radio Community Chest Inc Website and mobile applications), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.
To the extent payments (for example, registration fees) are processed through a third-party service provider, our choristers’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the payment.
Rehearsals / practices
Monday nights from 15th October 2017 from 7.00pm until 8.45pm in St Stephens Uniting Church, Macquarie Street, Sydney. The church will be open from about 5.30 pm. We ask choristers to be punctual so we can start and finish on time. A rehearsal will also be held at the Sydney Town Hall on a date and at a time to be announced.
All choristers are expected to have their own copy of the score (Prout Edition preferred). Copies can be purchased at the first and second rehearsals.
Choristers are required to attend all or almost all practices to qualify to participate in the performances on 15th and 16th December at 3.00pm in the Sydney Town Hall.
Our Conductor this year will again be Tim Chung with Peter Kneeshaw am at the organ.
Dress code for the performances
In previous years, ladies wore all white, but since 2016, white blouses, 3/4 or full length sleeves with long black skirt or slacks are required. If your skirt is only to the knees, please wear black stockings.
Men to wear white long sleeved shirts with black bow ties, and black trousers. Ladies who sing with the tenors will also be required to wear white long sleeved shirts and black slacks with black bow ties for the performance.