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7th-Aug-2009 11:34 am - Request for info!
Moi at MIV2005
At the following page you'll find a link to a page of info on each one of the 60 Intervarsity Choral Festivals held up to the present:


I added the page for 60IV a couple of days ago, while most of the info was still fresh in my mind, or relatively easy to find out. (Ideally this should happen straight after each festival, but even then, some details are non-trivial for non-committee persons to precisely pin down.)

The problem: some of the pages for recent festivals are exceedingly bare, so it would help future generations of researchers (and/or those with some interest) if someone from each of the recent festival committees (i.e. since 1999) could spend a few minutes digging around their archives and post here some info on their particular festival, which I can edit into the pages. If you are really interested, you can do it yourself, but you'll want to get an editors' group account from the AICSA webmaster, Bradley Dean.

Below is an example of a page that needs some work. I was there, and yet I would have a hard time naming the entire committee, the repetiteurs, or remembering the acronym for the Festival Info Booklet; etc. etc. etc.

The IVs from 1993 to 1998 are fairly blank also, but at least in those cases there is the fallback of referring to Peter Campbell's indispensable Laudate. Not so for the last 11 IVs.

PML (philip.m.legge at gmail)


The 55th Intervarsity Choral Festival: PERTH, January - February 2004

Chorusmaster(s): Andrew Wailes
Camp Venue:


Joel Mendelson
Camp Officer:
Social Secretary:
Transport & Billeting:
General Assistant(s):


Andrew Wailes, Graham Abbott


Add links to your story and other related pages here...
31st-Jul-2009 11:04 am - CIV website is up online!
The CIV2010 website is up online.

Here is the link: http://www.civ.aicsa.org.au/.

There is also a Facebook group: CIV2010 on Facebook.

So - who is going? :-)
26th-Jun-2009 12:18 am - 60IV Merchandise
Purple stars
Hi all,

I'm not sure who reads this any longer, but if you're from Melbourne and have ordered merchandise for 60IV, I will be at MonUCS rehearsal on Tuesday night with it. If you've paid for it (or made an arrangement with Michael Kregor - treasurer 'at' 60iv.aicsa.org.au) you can collect it before IV even starts!

I'll be there at about 7pm but I won't be hanging around all night (we're leaving for Tassie the next morning and I'll have to pack) so please aim to come early! I'm happy to give your merch to a messenger, just let me know who will be collecting on your behalf.

Note that I won't be collecting any money, I'll only be handing out merchandise.

Oh, and if you've not heard - we didn't get close enough to minimum numbers for the mugs and wine glasses and so could not go ahead with producing them. Therefore there will be refunds sorted out for you at registration.

IV is so soon! Eeee!

I think that's it, I'm going to bed now...


(x-posting to monucs too, sorry for the double-ups)
Moi at MIV2005
Hello AICSAverse!

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 :)
19th-Mar-2009 12:01 pm - Fresher Day.
evil inside
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)

cross-posted to monucs, feel free to spread the word if your AICSA choir has an LJ community!

Over in my personal journal I am arranging shared apartment accommodation for a limited number of people during the last three nights of Hobart IV (the billet-or-other-accommodation nights). Please check it out if you're interested in staying with a group of MonUCS and others for those three days in a four-bedroom serviced apartment :)

Since I am lazy about looking at websites other than LJ, I wanted to be able to see updates from http://tums.org.au/ regarding Hobart IV on my friends list, so I have set up 60iv.

If you also want updates about Hobart IV on your friends list, you can add 60iv as well. Hooray!
cute food fun
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
5th-Jan-2009 12:08 pm - AUCS camp 2009 - 30/01 to 01/02
Hello anyone who is interested in attending AUCS Fringe camp!

Please visit the website to get the information for attending - it is a public document so you don't have to register for the website to see it. Then either print it and post it to me at PO Box 539, Kent Town SA 5071 or email me the information (elemigirl at gmail dot com). Payment can be via a bank deposit or cheque / money order to AUCS... please contact me for details.

For anyone who is keen to attend but aren't singing - all help in the kitchen will be appreciated! The camp fee covers food and accommodation for the weekend and is a not-for-profit adventure for the choir, so there is no discount for camp fairies, just our unending appreciation!

Transportation from Adelaide to camp will be assisted / arranged for you if you are travelling here :).

Hope to see lots of you!


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