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14th-Oct-2011 01:52 pm - ROCS Concert next Friday!
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Come hear ROCS, LaTUCS, RMIT Idol finalist Hayden Johns, and RMIT student composer Jemma Sweeney!

RMIT Occasional Choral Society and LaTrobe University Choral Society present: Four Elements, Four Seasons.

Featuring The Creation by Bobrowitz and Porter, The Wheel of the Year by Leanne Veitch, and new works by Jemma Sweeney, Theresa Wallner, and Alexandra Uitdenbogerd.

When: 21 October · 19:30 - 22:30
Where: Kaleide Theatre, RMIT University
How much: $12/$8, $5 RMIT Music members.

1st-Jun-2010 12:09 pm - We haz compositions!
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The deadline for the ROCS Occasional Choral Composition Competition passed last night; we've received fourteen pieces so far (most but not all eligible, but let's put that aside for a moment):

  • "Lady Cassandra", The Silent Trumpet
  • "Joe Gasper", For Elise, Not My Niece
  • "Seth Harper", When Icicles Hang by the Wall
  • "Blanziflor Burana", Intuitions: song-cycle [in 3 movements: Break of Day, Measured Tones, Sound in Darkness]
  • "Carol Lewis", Jabberwocky
  • "TMI Bach", Prelude and Fugue on a Popular Song
  • "Skye Nirvana", Work in 3 movements: I Got a Rock (no. 1), Child of the Universe, I Got a Rock (no. 16)
  • "Emo Smith", The Dream
  • "Honey Chicken", Sea of Faceless Grey
  • "Bjørk Strangelove", This Old Man
  • "WTF Bach", Pied Beauty
  • "Shelly Bliss", Music, when Soft Voices die
  • "Bruce Parry", Sonnet, "My Love, thou art not old"
  • "Vatican III", Ave Maria
  • ... and possibly another two!

And some manuscripts are due a little on the late side. Scores and MIDI files forthcoming soon...

(As you may have guessed, the identities of the composers are slightly obscured to protect the not-so-innocent. Only four "classic" authors are represented, namely Shakespeare, Shelley, Lewis Carroll, and Gerard Manley Hopkins: many composers have written their own texts.)
5th-Oct-2009 01:52 pm - ROCS concert 16th October
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Come see our concert!
30th-Jun-2009 03:15 pm - ROCS Pre-IV Drinks
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Hi everyone

Come and join ROCS at our usual post-rehearsal watering hole for dinner, drinks
and showing newbies how to scull AICSA style.

Date: Thursday, July 2, 2009
Time: 7:45pm - 9:45pm
Location: John Curtin Hotel
Street: Lygon Street
City/Town: Melbourne, Australia
Moi at MIV2005

the RMIT Occasional Choral Society would like to announce that the Composition Competition will run again in 2010, with the objective of performing all works received in the second concert of 2010, probably around late-July to early-September.

As in 2007, a small cash prize will be awarded to the winning entry's composer. In short:

• As in 2007, any member of AICSA (or its member choirs) who does not derive a significant income from composition may submit a maximum of two original compositions to be judged, which should be of a predominantly choral nature and never before published.

• Entries should be submitted to ROCS by 31 May 2010, including both computer source files and a MIDI file if computer typeset. That's almost a whole year of lead time for you to get scribbling, but we expect most entries to arrive in the last two months :)

• Eligible works will be blind-reviewed by three judges to be chosen by ROCS, winners to be announced at ROCS’ second semester concert, which would be tentatively scheduled for August/September 2010.

• Forces should in general be SATB without divisi, with or without accompaniment for single keyboard/two hands. (Works for slightly different ensemble will be eligible, but this should be discussed by the composer in consultation with ROCS.)

• Works should be no longer than 15 minutes in duration, or 20 A4 pages in legible full score, whichever is reached sooner; sung texts should be free from copyright issues, or accompanied by a permission notice from the text’s copyright owner.

• Composers retain all rights to their work, but by entering the competition allow their work to be freely performed by any AICSA choir from 2010 until the next Occasional competition.

The full set of guidelines accompanies the entry form; e-mail me at rochorus AT gmail.com if you want a copy...

PML :)
8th-May-2009 04:09 pm - ROCS Concert Friday 22nd May 8pm
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Featuring Woody's madrigal group (still unnamed :P)
Kaleide Theatre, RMIT city main campus, enter via Swanston Street near Commonwealth Bank.
19th-Mar-2009 12:02 pm - Fresher Day.
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As lots of you know fresher day is on Saturday!

Where: 700 Waverley Rd, Glen Waverley.

Workshops start at 10am and there is a review from 8pm.

How Much? um not 100% sure but I think it is $10 for freshers, $15 for students and $20 for workers. This covers your food for the day and some money towards venue hire :) If you are just showing up for revue then it is a gold coin donation and the bar will be on site :)

If you are going to come along and haven't handed in a form can you let me know here so that we can provide food for you? The more the merrier and it is going to be a fantastic night!

Also if you have an act you want to do, I don't need to know what it is just that you want to do one!


(x-posted a lot sorry)

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Here are details of a plan we've stitched together for the ROCS 10th Anniversary
mid-year concert. There will be a special performance of my mass Missa Prima,
which was the choral work I wrote as part of the grant that started ROCS
10 years ago. In addition ROCS will perform Missa Luba, which is an African choral
mass and was one of my influences for Missa Prima.

For those who would like to be part of the performance of Missa Prima, rehearsals
commence next week on TUESDAY 13th Jan 5:30-7:30pm and finish on 17th Feb.
Normal ROCS rehearsals will resume on Thursdays from 26th Feb.

ROCS rehearsal venue is RMIT building 57 level 4 room 1.
Map over here
10th-Nov-2008 05:33 pm - CAMP!
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Just a reminder that you need to hand me camp forms by Tuesday the 18th of November if you want to be fed on camp :D you can find the forms either at rehearsal or you can fill out the questions at evil-s.livejournal.com/229723.html and that will work as well!

See you at camp!!

(x-posted sorry to those who get it a few times)
15th-Oct-2008 02:54 pm - November Camp!
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For those of you not at rehearsal this week camp was announced!!

Feel free to fill in the details in a comment and i will print it and add it to the camp list!


When: November 21-23

Where: Camp Narbethong. 946 Maroondah Hwy, Narbethong. (its about the same distance from Healesville as Healesville is from Lilydale). If you come to rehassle you can have a form with a map on it!

Theme: A Nightmare Before Christmas.

How much: (worker/concession)
Day Visitor: $15/$10
One Night: $50/$40
All Weekend: $70/$55

Why you should go: Because it is the final camp of the year and all the dorms have a double bed in them (12 double beds in total)!



Contact Details (email, mobile number):

Emergency Contact (name, home and mobile numbers):


Dietary Requirements:

Medical Problems:

Time you will be at camp: (please bold)

Friday night, Saturday, Saturday night, Sunday.

Do you need a lift to camp? If so when and where from?

Do you need a lift home from camp? If so when and where to?

Can you provide lifts to and from camp? When and where from?

Anything else we need to know about you?
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