Boys commence with the Choir at about seven or eight years of age. Entry is by audition only.
The Choir Structure
The Elementary Choir is the first year training group and boys generally spend 12 months being introduced to basic elements of singing technique, music notation and rhythm. Other important elements such as stage discipline and performance practice are also introduced. Elementary Choristers currently rehearse each Wednesday afternoon of school term.
The Junior Choir is the second year training choir. After successfully completing the first or Elementary Chorister year, boys move into this year of the Choir’s training program. Singing technique, notation and performance skills are further developed to prepare for entry into the Performing Choir. The Junior Choristers currently rehearse late afternoons each Wednesday of school term.
After successfully completing the two training years, boys are promoted to the Performing Choir. The boys participate in a wide variety of performances, ranging from major concert events to corporate functions and weddings. The Performing Choir currently rehearses during school term on a Friday evening, with sectional rehearsals on Monday afternoons.
Young Men’s Choir
In 2020 the Young Men’s Choir was formed. This is a small group of tenor, baritone and bass voices, all boys who have retired from the Performing Choir after voice change, but who wish to keep singing with the NBCA. The YMC rehearses, performs and tours in its own right, and also sings with the Performing Choir and Old Boys when SATB repertoire is performed. The age limit is normally from the year a boy turns 14 to the year he turns 24, and there are up to 25 places in this choir. Rehearsals are currently held after school on Fridays during term time.
All rehearsals for the Choir – Elementary, Junior, Performing and Young Men’s Choir – are held at 3/9 Pilgrim Court, Ringwood.
|Elementary Choristers||Wednesday 4:45pm – 5:45pm|
|Junior Choristers||Wednesday 6:00pm – 7:15pm|
|Performing Choristers||Weekly Friday 6:50pm – 9:30pm|
|Sectional Monday 5:00pm – 6:30pm|
|Young Men’s Choir||Weekly Friday 4:45pm – 6:15pm|
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