Semester 1 Ensemble Rehearsal Times

Here are all the rehearsal times and locations for this month!

Tuesdays:
Acapollo – 5.30-7.30pm (regular location TBC, keep a look out for updates on Tuesday mornings)

Wednesdays:
Choir – Babel Building, Room 119, 17:45-19:30
Fusion – Cussonia Court Room 2, 18:15-20:30

Thursdays:
Jazz Band – Babel Building, Room 119, 17:45-19:45
Strings – Babel Building, Room G04, 18:15-20:00

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

O-Week 2016!

New Apollonians! Welcome to a life full of music, health and friends.

To the veterans, welcome back as we make this year bigger and better than any before!

We had an extremely successful stall set up at Clubs and Societies day during O-Week, and had performances from both Fusion and Jazz Band. Many people came by the stall to find out more about Apollo HMS, before signing up to join in the fun and music making.

Missed out on O-Week sign ups? Fear not!

You can also sign up when you attend one of our rehearsals, which have started this week!

Seeking Conductor!

Apollo Health Music Society from the University of Melbourne is seeking a Conductor to lead our Choir group in 2016.

 

The choir is a mixed voice SATB choir performing with piano accompaniment. Since the society’s inception in 2002, the choir has been one of its primary musical groups, and the choir has had experience performing a diverse repertoire of music, including classical, jazz, contemporary, and modern pop. The choir is open for all to join and consists of members with varying levels of musical experience.

 

In 2015, rehearsals occurred weekly on Monday nights during the university’s academic semesters.

 

Essential roles and responsibilities include

– Conducting weekly rehearsals and preparing the choir for various performances, including

* a concert at the end of each semester

* performances at nursing homes during our biannual rehearsal camps

* Christmas Carols performances at Melbourne hospitals

* other opportunities for performances as they arise

– Selection of repertoire for the choir

– Liaising with the choir ensemble representative to address the collective concerns of the choir


Please send a brief cover letter and CV outlining your suitability for the volunteer position to info@apollohms.org.au by 9am Monday 30th November 2015. Any enquiries may also be directed to the email address.

Jazz Band – Relay For Life

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Photography: Kevin Peterson

Living our Apollo’s aim to combine health and music, a twilight performance by Jazz Band set the mood for an evening of running at Stonnington Relay for Life on the 26th of September.

The Relay for Life aims to promote awareness of cancer, as well as giving people the opportunity to think of those who are fighting cancer currently or those who have fought with cancer.

The event in Stonnington Relay raised over $14,000, which will go towards cancer research, prevention and support programs.

Well done to the boys for a fantastic performance, and for taking the time to support such a worthy cause!

Apollo Camp – Semester Two 2015

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Photography: Chye Qing Feng

Three days and two nights of playing mafia, dancing by the lake, and losing our voices from singing too much (never!) … and we’re all still alive with hoarser voices and instruments a shade more worn out.

Camp was a fantastic highlight for our second semester. A big thank you to all who made it, and all who helped out to make it a successful event. A particular mention to our social events rep Sandy and the rest of the committee.

For those who couldn’t make it this time round, there’s always next semester!

 

 

APOLLO @ MUDFEST 2015

Mudfest is pretty cool, but what’s cooler than cool?

APOLLO PERFORMING AT MUDFEST!

Taking the stage this Sunday will be Acapollo, Jazz Band and Fusion, it’s going to be awesome!

When: Sunday 23rd August, 5-7pm

Where: Mudclub (aka Union Lawn aka that area in between MSD and Union House)

http://mudfest2015.com/2015/08/01/healthy-vibes/

Be there or be square. Or an ice cube. Your choice.

SEE YOU THEN!