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An exciting opportunity to work with one of Victoria’s finest chamber choirs.

Please note. This position has now been filled. 


 

An exciting opportunity to work with one of Victoria’s finest chamber choirs.

The Da Capo Singers, a chamber choir located in Outer South East Melbourne, seeks a Musical Director.

The right candidate will have a high level of musicianship and knowledge of repertoire appropriate to a skilled and small chamber choir. Familiarity with the Kodaly concept and associated tools, including solfa is an advantage. Qualifications in music or music education is preferred, but not required.

This part time – ongoing position begins in 2016. Rehearsals are currently weekly on a Sunday night. The payment for this position is to be negotiated. This position is subject to a probationary period.

Founded in 1997, The Da Capo Singers have established a strong reputation within Melbourne’s choral community for their eclectic repertoire and performances of high standard. Da Capo is the only auditioned community choir in the area and prides itself on delivering exciting and diverse performances. More information about the choir and a comprehensive past and present repertoire list is available on our website: www.dacaposingers.org.au

If you wish to apply, view the position description, or have any questions about this unique opportunity, please contact the President.

Applications close Friday 23 October.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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Da Capo Singers chamber choir present a peace-mongering concert!
– featuring music ranging from Bach to Eric Bogle.

The concert commemorates all the wars of the past (particularly, on the occasion of the centenary, the First World War), and offers musical visions for a more peaceful future.

Featured works include:
Howard Goodall – In Memoriam Anne Frank
Steven Tyler – Three Wilfred Owen Settings
Mark Puddy – Here You Lie
Faye Dumont – Pacificus
JS Bach – Dona Nobis Pacem from Mass in B Minor
Eric Bogle – And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda

Sunday 24 May – 2pm
St Andrews Uniting Church, 105 High Street, Berwick
Tickets $25/20
Bookings 0435 405 612
Purchase tickets online here.

Afternoon tea provided.

Keep Calm and Join Da Capo!

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LOST – Choristers

Last seen rehearsing Classical, Folk and Contemporary Music in Berwick.
If you have spotted a singer/chorister without a home (we especially miss the male ones) please attempt to persuade and return them to the Da Capo Singers, A Fantastic SATB Choir in the Outer South East of Melbourne.

REWARD: A Great sounding Choir

DISCLAIMER: we haven’t really ‘lost’ choristers, we know where they are, it just would be illegal to kidnap them once a week for rehearsals. This is really just a recruitment advertisement, so if you sing, and like to sing in choirs contact Da Capo Singers on facebook or email!

Bright Stars of Christmas

The beautiful flyer for our upcoming Australian Christmas concert, Bright Stars of Christmas is here! For all of the info, visit our Performances page.

We are looking forward to performing a programme of exceptional Australian Christmas music with our wonderful guest artist Megan Reeve (harp). Be sure to visit Melbourne Harp Music to learn about Megan.

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30/8 and 31/8

Hi all,

We have an exciting and busy weekend coming up at the end of August.

On Saturday the 30th of August we are performing at the Experience Casey Festival. We are due to be on stage at 12.28!
Come along and hear Da Capo for FREE!

The festival will showcase Casey’s culturally diverse community and provide an opportunity for everyone to experience a variety of cultures through displays, interactive workshops, performances and food tasting in a vibrant market place atmosphere.

On Sunday the 31st of August we are performing at the Eley Park Community Centre in Blackburn South as part of the Eley Park Community Association’s concert series.
If you have wanted to get to a Da Capo concert, but our usual performance venues within the City of Casey are too far away… this is the concert for you!
The concert will feature many Da Capo favourites and have an international repertoire.
More info on our Performances page.

Hope to see you there!

Open Rehearsal

Our concert Southern Sounds was a huge success. We sang to a full house and attracted lots of new audience members. A huge thanks to everyone who helped to make the concert so wonderful!

Something exciting is happening this Sunday (20/7/14)….

Ever wondered what happens in a Da Capo rehearsal? Have you thought that Da Capo might be for you, but you weren’t sure? Here’s your chance to find out….

For one night only, Da Capo throws open the doors of their rehearsal. Find out what life is really like inside a chamber choir! Come to listen, or come to sing. Expect a highly eclectic mix of music including some challenges!

Supper is provided.

Date: Sunday 20 July
Time: 7.00 pm
Venue: St Andrews Uniting Church, 105 High Street, Berwick
Cost: Gold coin donation
Bookings: dacaposingers@yahoo.com.au

Only two rehearsals to go!

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We have all been working exceptionally hard for our upcoming concert, Southern Sounds. There is less than three weeks (and only two rehearsals) to go!

Have you bought a ticket yet? Tickets are available online from Trybooking or by calling 0435 405 612. There will also be tickets available for purchase at the door for $20 (full) and $16 (concession). Afternoon tea is provided.

Southern Sounds will showcase and celebrate music from Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific region.

The following works feature in the concert, and will captivate your heart and imagination:

  • The Australian premiere of David Gordon’s “Sing A New Song”, incorporating a Maori-language singing of the Magnificat;
    “Ka Hia Manu”, Stephen Hatfield’s unique take on Polynesian songs;
    Noel Ancell’s setting of Henry Lawson’s call to arms, “A Song Of The Republic”;
  • NZ composers David Childs and Leanne Daharja Veitch’s respective songs to the moon;
  • Iain Grandage’s moving depiction of frontier conflict “Hush: On The Death of a Bush Church”;
  • Ruth McCall’s re-imagining of “Waltzing Matilda”
  • and Jimmy Barnes’ “Working Class Man” sung like it’s never been sung before!
    Other featured composers include Timothy Sexton, Peter Sculthorpe, Stephen Leek, Clare Maclean, Linda Kouvaras and David Hamilton.

It is a concert not to be missed!

Southern Sounds
Sunday 22nd June, 2pm
Cranbourne Masonic Centre
corner Childers & Codrington Streets, Cranbourne

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Have a look at the gorgeous flyer for our upcoming concert ‘Southern Sounds’!
Thanks to one of our multitalented choristers for creating it for us.
Full concert details can be found on the Performances page.

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Exciting choral music from Australia, New Zealand & the South Pacific – everything from Peter Sculthorpe to Jimmy Barnes! We are also proud to be performing the Australian premiere of David H Gordon’s ‘Sing a New Song’.

Sunday June 22nd
2pm
Cranbourne Masonic Centre.
corner Childers St & Codrington St
Cranbourne

Click here for Tickets or phone 0435 405 612

Join our email list to keep updated of Da Capo’s forthcoming events by emailing: dacaposingers@yahoo.com.au

Proudly supported by the City of Casey

 

Exciting times

A couple of weeks ago we joined the City of Whitehorse Brass Band as the guest artist at their concert. It was a wonderful afternoon of music making. Da Capo was very well received by a new audience. We hope to see some new faces at our next concert.
We also took the opportunity to take a few photos in the lovely gardens by the Whitehorse Centre. You can see these here.

Speaking of our next concert, head over to the Performances page to see the details of our next performance ‘Southern Sounds’. We have been working very hard all year gearing up to our first big concert of the year. We are looking forward to presenting a programme of exciting choral music from Australia, New Zealand & the South Pacific – everything from Peter Sculthorpe to Jimmy Barnes!
Tickets are available through trybooking 

Welcome!

Welcome to the new Da Capo Singers website!

This page is very much a work in progress. We hope to have new photos and audio added soon.

Be sure to check in often!

Also, if you haven’t already, check us out on Facebook and join our email list by emailing dacaposingers@yahoo.com.au.

Thanks
-Emily