Rehearsal schedule semester 1 2017

Uni’s back and that means Apollo is back! Old and new members are welcome at our rehearsals. Here’s the plan for this semesters practice:

 

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Choir
– Cussiona Court room 2 , 17.15-19.30

Tuesdays:
Acapollo – Graham Cornish A, Union house , 17.30-19.30

Wednesdays:
Fusion – PAR-Peter Hall-G50 (temporary), 17:15-19:30

Thursdays:
Jazz Band – PAR-Old Quad-G18 (Cussonia Court Room 2), 17.15-19.15
Strings – Conservatorium basement, 17:15-19:30

Can’t wait to see you there!

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!

 

Twilight Concert 2015

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“By the light (by the light, by the light) of the silvery moon (of the silvery mooooooooon) I want to see Apolloooo (I want to see Apollooooo) in concert before June (in concert before June)”

Well guess what? YOU CAN!!!

Apollo’s Twilight concert is to be held on FRIDAY 29TH MAY 2015 at 7PM! Count on having a magical time while the stars come out, experiencing our funkalicious beats, sweet harmonies and jazzed up tunes!

Taking the stage at Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent, will be Acapollo, Choir, Jazz Band, Fusion Band and Strings, as well as a variety of guest acts.

Tickets are available NOW!
$5 for Children/Students, $10 for Adults, visit http://www.trybooking.com/136613 or get in contact with an Apollo friend!

And although you probably didn’t need another reason to come, here is one more!
By buying a ticket to the concert you will also be supporting an urgent cause – proceeds will go towards aiding health workers assisting in the recovery after the Nepal earthquakes! For more information, please visit internationalmedicalcorps.org.

Support philanthropy, support live music, support your friends and prepare for a memorable night out!

P.S. For anyone who doesn’t understand the opening line, look up Doris Day – “By the Light of the Silvery Moon” 😉

Casual Jam – Raspberry

Wew! Apollo just had their first EVER Casual Jam session, which gathered an eclectic group of people with different musical interests together to play whatever they felt like playing! We had some Coldplay, a bossa nova, Blink 182, a mellow jam with some Arabian influences and a beautiful banjo solo.

If you missed the Jam, never fear- the next one will be in Week 4 or 5, just around the corner! Hope to see you there, and thanks to all that came today!

-Ajaya Haikerwal (Apollo Vice-President)

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