Date

21/07/2018

Time

7.30pm to 10.30pm (TBC)

Location

Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University Clayton Campus

This year’s NBCA Mid-Year Concert will be held on Saturday 21 July at Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash, University Clayton Campus.

The ticketing for this concert is handled by the MAPA Box Office and tickets go on sale at 9.30am on Thursday 10 May. 

Tickets are available online at https://mapa.monash.edu/ , by phone or in person at the MAPA Box Office.  Elementary and Junior Choir families please refer to your weekly circular E10 & J10 on details to redeem your complimentary ‘Performer’ ticket.

Ticket prices are:

Adults                                                 $45.00

Concession*                                      $38.00

Children 16yrs & under                  $25.00

*Aged & Invalid Pensioners, Seniors & Students 26 & under

TRANSACTION FEES MAY APPLY

Box Office

The MAPA Box Office, Robert Blackwood Hall, is open Monday to Friday, 9.30am-4.30pm.  Tel:   9905 1111

Please note that prams/ strollers/ baby capsules are not permitted in the auditorium. We suggest they are left in the car or at home.

Now that you’re all well-rested after your holiberry, it’s time to recap all the information you need for the Mid-Year Concert. Remember there is definitely NO PHOTOGRAPHY or recording allowed on Saturday.

As you know, this is a very important performance for our Elementary choristers. They will be featuring in their first NBCA stage performance, with the Junior training choir at the start of the first half.

This will be the first time they’re presenting all new skills learned in Terms 1 and 2, together with the exhilarating task of appearing onstage in public in front of an audience. The Elementary Choir have achieved a lot in only two terms, so it’s now their opportunity to put theory into action for the first time. We appreciate your enthusiasm and patience on the night.

Don’t forget to pop $7 in your pocket for a programme – a lovely memento for the boys (and you) to keep.

One ‘Performer’s Ticket’ (complimentary) is available for each Elementary chorister and is redeemable by quoting the code MCT18 when placing your ticket order. Please ensure you book the performer’s ticket with your booking to ensure your son is seated with you for the second half. Boys will be released to families at interval.

Please note that prams/ strollers/ baby capsules are not permitted in the auditorium.

MID-YEAR CONCERT PLANNING

Concert Venue:                                Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University   – 49 Scenic Boulevard (off Wellington Rd), Clayton   (Mel ref: 70 F11)

Rehearsal

Arrive:  9.40am (for a 10.00am sharp start on stage)

Front foyer of Robert Blackwood Hall. Parents are not permitted into the auditorium during the rehearsal.  The boys will be met by a staff member and taken backstage.

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

Depart:  11.00am from Front foyer of Robert Blackwood

Performance

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

Remember that this area will start filling with concert guests so please be prompt when returning for the performance. Ta!

Wear:

  • White performance shirt
  • Black stage wear trousers
  • Black belt (provided by you J)
  • Black socks
  • Clean black lace-up leather or leather look-a-like shoes, (provided by you J ) no sneakers!

If you are unsure, you can bring your chorister’s shoes in to show Ms Brook in the next few weeks. 

And…

  • Bow ties will be distributed prior to the performance.

Bring: Smile and enthusiasm

Parents to collect:  Beginning of Interval in the foyer near the ticket box.                                             

We ask that parents are prompt to collect boys, in order to allow ample time for boys to visit the bathroom and have a drink before sitting to watch the second part of the programme.

Depart: At the conclusion of the Concert

Stagewear:

Boys will wear their performance gear home (tops and bottoms).  Performance gear is to be returned in the calico bag the following Wednesday rehearsal, please.

Boys do not need to bring their music (hopefully they will know it by then!) or calico bags.

Choristers will need to try on trousers and parents measure length and hem if necessary, with black belt to position trouser on waist before hemming. Hand sew the hem only. Washers will pick up white shirts on Wednesday August 1 at the end of rehearsal and return clean the next week. You do not need to wash the trousers or white shirt after the performance.

Thank You to Our Shirt Washer!

Thank you very much to Dayna Bailey (Ryan E22)  who has volunteered to be the Elementary Choir shirt washer after the Mid-Year Concert.

There is NO Wednesday rehearsal on Wednesday, 25 July. Please ensure you return your chorister’s stagewear in their calico bags on Wednesday, 1 August. Thank you!

 

One ‘Performer’s Ticket’ (complimentary) is available for each Junior chorister and is redeemable by quoting the code MCT18 when placing your ticket order. Please ensure you book the performer’s ticket with your booking to ensure your son is seated with you for the second half. Boys will be released to families at interval.

Now that you’re all well-rested after your holiberry, it’s time to recap all the information you need for the Mid-Year Concert.

Don’t forget to pop $7 in your pocket for a programme – a lovely memento for the boys (and you) to keep. Remember there is definitely NO PHOTOGRAPHY or recording allowed on Saturday.

MID-YEAR CONCERT PLANNING

Concert Venue: Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University – 49 Scenic Boulevard (off Wellington Rd), Clayton (Mel ref: 70 F11)

Rehearsal

Arrive: 9.40am (for a 10.00am sharp start on stage)

Front foyer of Robert Blackwood Hall. Parents are not permitted into the auditorium during the rehearsal. The boys will be met by a staff member and taken backstage.

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

Depart: 11.00am from Front foyer of Robert Blackwood

Boys do not need to bring their music (hopefully they will know it by then!) or calico bags.

Performance

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

Remember that this area will start filling with concert guests so please be prompt when returning for the performance. Ta!

Wear:

White performance shirt
Black stage wear trousers
Black belt (provided by you J)
Black socks
Clean black lace-up leather or leather look-a-like shoes, (provided by you J ) no sneakers!

If you are unsure, you can bring your chorister’s shoes in to show Ms Brook in the next few weeks.

And…

Bow ties will be distributed prior to the performance.

Bring: Smile and enthusiasm

Parents to collect: Beginning of Interval in the foyer near the ticket box.

We ask that parents are prompt to collect boys, in order to allow ample time for boys to visit the bathroom and have a drink before sitting to watch the second part of the programme.

Depart: At the conclusion of the Concert

Stagewear:

Boys will wear their performance gear home (tops and bottoms). Performance gear is to be returned in the calico bag at rehearsal on Wednesday August 1, please. There is NO rehearsal on Wednesday July 25.

CONCERT DETAILS – Saturday 21 July

Venue:       Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University
Enter the Clayton Campus at the main entrance in Wellington Road.
Proceed through the first roundabout. The Hall is approximately 200 metres down the road on your left. Car parking is available opposite this building.

Rehearsal

Arrive:       10.40am in RBH foyer – be marked off by staff and then escorted by NBCA staff into the rehearsal. Remember that parents are not permitted to access the rehearsal beyond the foyer area.

Wear:         Normal rehearsal gear.

Bring:          Snack & drink in music satchel

Depart:        1.30pm – RBH Foyer

Performance

Arrive:           6.40pm – RBH Foyer for a brief onstage warmup

Wear:             Full NBCA Street wear uniform – long sleeve white shirt, taupe trousers, black belt, black (clean/shiny) shoes, black socks, NBCA tie, and NBCA blazer. Boys will perform in this uniform so please ensure it is sparkling.

Bring:              Music satchel with small snack and drink


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