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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 9am Monday 30th November 2015. Any enquiries may also be directed to the email address.
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!
On Friday, May 29th we held the annual Twilight Concert, held again in the beautiful Rosina Auditorium of Abbotsford Convent. We were able to raise over $300 for the International Medical Corps, who are working in disaster relief in Nepal!
Here are some photo highlights from the night; thanks to Dulini, Himali and Sandy for taking them!
“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.
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” 😉
Once again, Apollo will be holding our bi-annual camp during the mid-semester break! We are going to St John’s Ambulance Recreation Camp, Wesburn, from Tuesday April 7th to Thursday 9th April, which is immediately after Easter Monday. Camp is a great chance to get to know all the other people in Apollo, through fun, games, food, music, and maybe a bit of actual rehearsing too – we do have concerts coming up! Email email@example.com for booking information.
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!