Date

21-12-2019

Time

7.30pm to 10.00pm

Location

Hamer Hall, Ars Centre Melbourne

The National Boys Choir of Australia Christmas Concert will be at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne from 7.30pm.

All three choirs will be performing, and will be required for a morning rehearsal at Hamer Hall Hall on the day before the performance in the evening.

Further details for each Choir to come shortly.

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:    a full change of clothes in the calico bag for your chorister to change into after the performance (trousers and shirt; NOT your stagewear). This bag will be left at Hamer Hall.

                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.

Wear:                  

      • White performance shirt (ironed)
      • Black stagewear trousers
      • Black belt – provided by chorister –  plain black, no big showy buckles J
      • 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 need a 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 photographer 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

Adults: $61.20
Concession: $51.00
Children: $27.50

A $8.95 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.J  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.

Choristers should now have their white shirt and black trousers in their calico bags. Please alert the office if you haven’t received yours.

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

Saturday 21 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:    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 you forgetting to return the calico bag. Choristers will change out of their stagewear gear after the Concert before they join their families. Boys will not need to bring their music.

Depart: 11.15am 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. 

Wear:                  

  • White shirt (ironed)
  • Black stage wear trousers
  • Black belt – provided by chorister – plain black, no big showy buckle J
  • 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.

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.


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