New Download Page!
We have had reports of difficulties with the music players on the new website, so we are trialing a new player that can be found on the For Members page. The new button has been added to the bottom of the page, and if it works better, we will replace the existing players with this one, continuing the same layout. It also gives us the ability to download the tracks. If you select download on the track, a new window will open up with a button to download the track, then the download will process as per usual on your machine. If you experience any issues, let us know and we will continue to work through them. Thanks for your help.
-The Website Team
Up and Coming 2020
Please see OMVC Secretary's Email to members of 12 Dec
Sun 26 Jan - Australia Day Ceremony, Cook Park.
Please assemble at the Rotunda at 8.00am for rehearsal at 8.15am.
Uniform: Plain white shirt and choir tie and hat with charcoal trousers, black shoes, socks and belt.
Singing: Always Back to You, Shelter, I am Australian (from the Australian Medley) and Advance Australia Fair. See Music Parts.
Mon 27 Jan 2020 - No Rehearsal - Public Holiday
Sat 8 Feb - Annual Dinner, Kate Jones @ 119 Moulder St. 6.30 for 7.00 pm.
NOTE: Deadlines for payment to OMVC is 25 Jan .
Mon 10 Feb - AGM at ORC, 7.00pm. Please consider nominating for the Committee.
Sun 5 April - Songs from the Shows Concert with Cantar in Forbes Town Hall, 2.00 pm.
Aug 2020 - Tentative return concert with Eric Bogle and Band and Paul Jarman, Adelaide.
Sat 31 Oct & Sun 1 Nov, 2020 - MCAA Festival, Sydney Town Hall, with Paul Jarman.
Here’s a few simple ideas that may help choristers in learning and memorising lyrics:
Look and sing.
Sing without looking. Test yourself with noting problem words, phrases, sequences, etc.
Map the song. Know its structure – repetitions, verses, choruses, key changes, dynamic structure.
Look for keywords which will provide a cue for all that follows.
Attach imagery to words. Run it like a film.
Use association of ideas. Make it personal.
Construct a “story” or narrative to go with the lyrics.
Use mnemonic devices or alpha aids.
Write out lyrics by hand.
Use a recording. Sing along, stop recording and sing on.
Recite lyrics in rhythm of the music.
Get a sense of the song’s emotion. Understanding the song will help you to not only express it but also to remember it.
Practise often and randomly. Use any opportunity. Note problems and apply solutions.
OMVC Account for Direct Payments
Please use the following account at Orange Credit Union for direct payments to OMVC unless advised otherwise for specific projects such as travel or workshops.
Account Name: Orange Male Voice Choir Inc.
BSB: 802 129 Account No. 100030358