To sing in the choir everyone has to be a member. This also ensures that everyone is covered by insurance.
We expect the Great Hall will be our venue for 2023 for rehearsals and concerts.
Our revised Covid policy is also attached for your information. It has been revised in line with current response to Covid in the community.
Membership fees are now open for 2023 and are due Week 4 of Term 1 which is 6/3/23.
The fees are $55 per term or, if you enrol for the whole year (3 terms) before the due date in March, you will only have to pay $110
For fulltime students the amounts are $25 per term or $50 for the year if paid up front.
You can pay fees in one of three ways:
- Direct transfer into our bank account. BSB: 032507 Account No. 104622. Please ensure your name is included in the description.
- Via Trybooking using this link https://www.trybooking.com/CFNBX
- If you want to pay by cash please make your deposit into a Westpac branch using the account details listed above. Please ensure you ask the bank to put your name in the reference and/or contact the choir’s Treasurer via email@example.com to confirm deposit.
Please note, that membership payments will not be taken at rehearsals
2023 Link to Membership payment via Trybooking
Using Practice Discs:
There is a media player you can download for free for both MAC and PC which enables you to slow down the playback speed. This is the link: https://www.videolan.org/vlc/ (Mac install is down towards the bottom of the screen)
Once installed you go to the tab “Playback” and select “Speed”. This makes navigating those difficult passages a little easier. To get more HELP on getting started.
When we can be in the Great Hall we are able to have supper nights with food provided by various sections of the Choir. These are ‘get to know each other’ opportunities, so please mingle.
Rehearsals are generally on a Monday evening from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, Science Theatre STHG01, or as instructed if neither is available.
Maps for rehearsal and performance venues:
Callaghan Campus https://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/our-environments/our-campuses-and-locations/newcastle/map
The Conservatorium – Newcastle https://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/our-environments/our-campuses-and-locations/newcastle-city-precinct/newcastle-city-campus-map
Christchurch Cathedral https://www.newcastlecathedral.org.au/cathedral/cathedralmap/
There are usually lots of sites where you can get practice help.
One website is www.learnchoralmusic.co.uk
Sometimes you can purchase Licensed copies of rehearsal CDs.
Newsletters are for the choir members and have feedback and information about our progress, alternate rehearsal venues/times, and other interesting items about choir members. These are delivered via email.
New pricing scheme from 2020
We encourage you to pay your membership fees before the 3rd Feb to avoid long queues and to save time on the first night of term.
To remind you, the fee structure for 2020 is as follows:
Fees per Term – $55 ($25 for full-time students)
If you pay your fees for the whole year in advance you will receive one term free. The cost for this is $110 ($50 for students).
Fees are due for payment by week 4.
Our preferred method of payment is Trybooking which has now been set up.
Please go to https://www.trybooking.com Fees and follow the prompts.
You may also pay by direct debit to:
Newcastle University Choir
BSB: 032-507 Acc: 104622
Of course, we will be taking enrolments on the first night of choir for those who are unable to pay by either of these methods. We only accept credit cards or online through Trybooking (as above), we can no longer take cash payments.