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Choral Society, Monash University (MonUCS)
The Monash University Choral Society (MonUCS) was founded in 1962 by students who wanted to increase their knowledge and experience in choral music. One of the oldest student-run clubs at Monash University, MonUCS performs at least three concerts each year giving the community an opportunity to experience a diverse range of choral repertoire. Recent performances have included the Australian premiere of the 1998 Broadway musical Ragtime, Mozart’s Requiem and Vivaldi’s Gloria, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Rachmaninov’s Vespers and Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado.
The choir is non-auditioned, offering singers of all experience levels the chance to rehearse and perform a wide selection of high quality classical and contemporary repertoire.
In addition to MonUCS’ strong music culture, the choir is a very social group. Coffee or pub nights follow the conclusion of the weekly rehearsals, with choristers heading to a fellow chorister’s house or the nearby pub for a drink, socialising and random outbursts of singing. An annual dinner, movie nights, rehearsal camps and post-concert parties provide further opportunities for new members to get to know older faces within the choir.
The aims and objectives of the society shall be to:
(i) promote choral music within the university;
(ii) co-operate with other associations having similar objectives including choral and musical societies in other universities; and
(iii) form, by a selection method to be defined by the committee, a choir or choirs to represent the university in the public performance of choral/vocal music, both on campus and outside the university.