Date

22/12/2018

Time

7.30pm to 10.30pm (TBC)

Location

Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne

The National Boys Choir of Australia will be performing their Christmas Concert at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne.

Tickets on sale 9am Wednesday Oct 17

By phone:          1300 182 183

In person:           Arts Centre Melbourne Box                                        Office Theatres Building (level 5)

Box Office open:    Monday to Saturday 9am to                                  8.30pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm

Online:  https://www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on

Adults:                    $61.20

Concession:           $51.00

Children:                $27.50

A $8.50 Service Charge applies per order to bookings made online or by phone, mail, fax and email.

 

Elementary choristers and singing Old Boys please click below to read separate details regarding claiming your complimentary ticket

Full concert day details as they come to hand.

All Elementary choristers will be offered a complimentary ticket to be redeemed when you purchase your ticketsTherefore, please ensure you read the following points carefully.

  • Redeem your chorister’s complimentary ticket when purchasing yours so your son is sitting with you and not in some lone random seat in the auditorium J
  • Please use the code XCT/18Surname when redeeming the complimentary ticket (Surname is your chorister’s surname)
  • You can only redeem the complimentary ticket when purchasing yours by phone or in person – NOT online!

Choristers will be getting a white shirt and black trousers in their calico bags which will start to go home as early as tonight, if not in the coming week. The boys have worked particularly hard towards this concert and look forward to showing their performance skills on the stage of Hamer Hall. Please read the following details carefully and note the diary accordingly.

Saturday 22 December
Concert Venue The Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall
100 St Kilda Road see map
Melway Ref: 1D U3

Rehearsal – morning

Arrive: 9.30am Hamer Hall Stage Door –
At the rear of the building – if you are
standing on St.Kilda Road, follow the path on the left hand
side of the building, you can’t miss Stage Door at the rear on Southgate Ave off City Rd.
Parents are not permitted past Stage Door – the boys will be met by a staff member and taken backstage.

Wear: Casual clothes (as you would for regular rehearsal)

Bring: this is the tricky bit … a full change of clothes in the calico bag (trousers and shirt; NOT your stagewear) for your chorister for the evening. Choristers will change out of their stagewear gear after their performance in the evening before they join their family at interval. Boys will not need to bring their music.

Depart: 11am from Stage Door

Beware of Arts Centre carpark and access issues!

Please note that Southbank Boulevard has been closed to all car traffic recently between St Kilda Rd and Sturt St. Access the rear of Hamer Hall via City Road, or the Arts Centre carpark if parking also via City Rd.

Performance – evening

Arrive Promptly: 6.30pm at Stage Door to meet with Ms Brook, Miss Ferwerda or Mr Taylor You will be taken as a group to your allocated dressing area.

Wear:
• White performance shirt (ironed)
• Black stage wear trousers
• Black belt – provided by chorister – plain black, no big showy buckle 
• Black socks and clean polished black shoes (no runners or canvas shoes!)
• Bow ties will be distributed prior to the performance

Bring: Smile and enthusiasm!

Parents to collect their chorister at the beginning of interval on the lower stalls level outside Door 1.
Choristers will join their parents for the second part of the concert
(this is why you needed the complimentary ticket)

Depart: At the conclusion of the concert.

IMPORTANT – there is to be NO photography or videoing during the concert. There will be an archival photgrapher present and photos can be purchased next year.

WARDROBE/PRESENTATION

The Choir encourages the boys to take pride in their appearance and uniform, particularly when they are representing the Choir in a public space.

We take care to ensure the uniform fits well and shoes are shined etc. With this in mind can you pleeeeease introduce your boys to a brush or comb before the concert?

The boys use their eyes for expression when singing, but the Staff often has difficulty seeing some of their gorgeous peepers behind a hedge of hair! 

Don’t forget to redeem your chorister’s complimentary ticket – they’ll be joining you in the second half!
By phone: 1300 182 183
In person: Arts Centre Melbourne Box Office Theatres Building (level 5)
Box Office open: Monday to Saturday 9am to 8.30pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm
Online: https://www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on

Adults: $61.20
Concession: $51.00
Children: $27.50
A $8.50 Service Charge applies per order to bookings made online or by phone, mail, fax and email.

Can you help?
We are on the look-out for one ‘shirt washer’ to launder the shirts after the NBCA Christmas Concert. We provide laundry soap for front or top loader, hangers for the shirts, and a names list to mark them off. Please let us know 9872 4480 or office@nationalboyschoir.com.au if you can assist.

Just four more rehearsals before the big shebang! Aghhhhhh!

Choristers will be getting a white shirt and black trousers in their calico bags which will be going home as early as tonight.

The boys have worked particularly hard towards this concert and look forward to showing their performance skills on the stage of Hamer Hall. Please read the following details carefully and note the diary accordingly.

Saturday 22 December
Concert Venue The Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall
100 St Kilda Road see map
Melway Ref: 1D U3
Rehearsal – morning

Arrive: 9.30am Hamer Hall Stage Door –
At the rear of the building – if you are standing on St.Kilda Road, follow the path on the left hand side of the building, you can’t miss Stage Door on Southbank Ave off City Rd.
Parents are not permitted past Stage Door – the boys will be met by a staff member and taken backstage.

Wear: Casual clothes (as you would for regular rehearsal)

Bring: this is the tricky bit … a change of clothes for the evening (trousers and shirt). We recommend the change of clothes be carried in the numbered calico bag that the stagewear will be sent home in – this eliminates the possibility of your forgetting to return the calico bag.

Choristers will change out of their stagewear gear after their performance in the evening before they join their family. Boys will not need to bring their music.

Depart: 11am from Stage Door

Performance – evening

Arrive Promptly: 6.30pm at Stage Door to meet with Ms Brook, Miss Ferwerda or Mr Taylor. You will be taken as a group to your allocated dressing area.

Beware of Arts Centre carpark and access issues!

Please note that Southbank Boulevard has been closed to all car traffic recently between St Kilda Rd and Sturt St. Access the rear of Hamer Hall via City Road, or the Arts Centre carpark if parking also via City Rd.

Wear:
• White shirt (ironed)
• Black stage wear trousers
• Black belt – provided by chorister – plain black, no big showy buckle 
• Black socks and clean polished black shoes (no runners or canvas shoes, please!)
• Bow ties will be distributed prior to the performance

Bring: Smile and enthusiasm!

Depart: At the conclusion of the concert. Boys to be collected at Stage Door.

IMPORTANT – there is to be NO photography or videoing during the concert. There will be an archival photgrapher present and photos can be purchased next year.

WARDROBE/PRESENTATION
The Choir encourages the boys to take pride in their appearance and uniform, particularly when they are representing the Choir in a public space. Calico bags will start to go home as early as tonight.

We take care to ensure the uniform fits well and shoes are shined etc. With this in mind can you pleeeeease introduce your boys to a brush or comb before the concert?

Can you help?
We are looking for a shirt washer to launder the white shirts after the NBCA Christmas Concert.

We provide laundry soap – for front or top loader – hangers for the t-shirts, and a names list to mark them off. Please let us know – 9872 4480 or on email at office@nationalboyschoir.com.au if you can assist with this.

Concert Day – Saturday 22 December

Morning – rehearsal

Arrive:                  10.30am Stage Door, Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall

(remember NO parents beyond Stage Door, thank you)

Wear:                    NBCA Street wear – short sleeve shirt, tie, blazer, taupe trousers,  black belt, black socks and polished black shoes

Bring:                    Music satchel, drink/snack

Depart:                 1.30pm

 

Evening – performance

Arrive:                  6.30pm Stage Door, Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall

Wear:                    NBCA Street wear – short sleeve shirt, tie, blazer, taupe trousers, black belt, black socks and polished black shoes

Bring:                    In the Robe bagRobe*, low neck white t-shirt, white socks, clean white jiffies (these smaller items can go in the zippered pocket in the front of the bag)

Music satchel, snack

Beware of Arts Centre carpark and access issues!

Please note that Southbank Boulevard has been closed to all car traffic recently between St Kilda Rd and Sturt St. Access the rear of Hamer Hall via City Road, or the Arts Centre carpark if parking also via City Rd.

WARDROBE

Mrs Connellan would like to remind all boys of their Christmas Concert/Morning Melodies wardrobe requirements – Robes and Robe bags have now been issued.   For those new to this garment, it will need to be hemmed by hand to suit your son.  Don’t leave it too late… there is more fabric than you think hiding in the folds!

Boys will also need to provide as part of their Christmas stagewear:

  • medium length white socks
  • white (preferably) V-neck T-Shirt to be worn under the robes
  • white jiffies (or jets) – Mrs Connellan has a small supply of these for sale

And while we are giving out reminders – black belt to be worn with the streetwear uniform and black socks to be worn with black lace up shoes

Details on how to redeem your complimentary ticket will be available at your first rehearsal – Sunday 11 November


The National Boys Choir of Australia acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which we rehearse and work. We pay respect to their elders past, present and emerging.


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