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ENSE2604: Chamber Choir 4

Rehearsals prepare the auditioned members of the Chamber Choir for a public concert(s) at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers compositions from Gregorian chant to the twenty-first century, and may include a baroque orchestra, or instrumental ensemble. Sight-singing skills, style and historical performance practice will be an emphasis in preparation for performances. Rehearsals include 2hrs pw (averaged over semester) with the Conservatorium Choir.

Code ENSE2604
Academic unit Conducting
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate accuracy of intonation
  • LO2. demonstrate vocal technique appropriate to ensemble situations
  • LO3. demonstrate choral blend through matching of vowel colour and attention to dynamics
  • LO4. demonstrate language skills in a number of languages
  • LO5. demonstrate rhythmic accuracy, coherence and the ability to follow the conductor and the resultant musical flexibility to achieve artistic goals
  • LO6. demonstrate ensemble skills (through paying attention to the above)
  • LO7. demonstrate stylistic skills related to repertoire
  • LO8. demonstrate sight reading skills
  • LO9. demonstrate a commitment to maintaining a high level of concentration during rehearsals and performances
  • LO10. demonstrate adequate preparation and professional conduct, including punctuality, full participation and responsibility for music scores, pencils and other appropriate materials required at rehearsals.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.