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Rockhampton's Community Choir



Welcome to RMU

The Rockhampton Musical Union Choir has been entertaining and enriching the Rockhampton community since 1888. We welcome members of all ages and from all walks of life who share a common love of music.The Youth Choir competes annually in the Queensland Eisteddfod. RMU also regularly presents musical productions and concerts at the Pilbeam Theatre and in our own hall in Denison Street.

New Members

RMU always welcomes new members. We are currently seeking members for both choirs, especially men! If you love to sing and are interested in joining either the Adult or Youth Choir, please contact Pat on 07 49282910 or email us on rmuchoir@gmail.com. There is always plenty going on in the local area.

To become involved:

When:

  • Adult Choir on Monday nights 7.30- 9.30pm
  • Youth Choir (U/18) on Tuesday nights 6pm- 8pm
  • Commencing: Monday 25 January 2016

Where:

  • RMU Hall, 158 Denison Street, Rockhampton (opposite Rockhampton Toyota)

Contact:

Latest news

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Rockhampton Musical Union Choir will be held on Monday 13th February 2017 at the Rockhampton Musical Union Hall in Denison Street from 7:30pm. Fees for 2017 will be set at this meeting. All positions are vacant and open for nomination. Please attend and consider nominating for a position on the committee. This is your organisation and we are interested in hearing your ideas for our future direction. For more information about committee membership, or to nminate someone for a position, please email the Secretary on rmuchoir@gmail.com.


Summer Classics Saturday 25 March 7:00pm

Our performance with the Symphony Orchestra last December was so well received we are thrilled to be able to offer the opportunity for Rockhampton audiences to hear some of them again at our Summer Classics concert. The concert will also give theatre goers a glimpse of what is on offer for 2017 - Scrooge the Musical - a favourite Christmas story and the fantastic mega hit Les Miserables.

Summer Classics will be presented at the Rockhampton Musical Union Choir Hall in Denison Street on Saturday 25th March at 7:00pm. Tickets will be available at the door.


Scrooge: The Musical 23-25 June 2017

Are you suffering from post-Christmas blues? Do you want to keep the spirit of Christmas alive in 2017? The Rockhampton Musical Union Choir is looking for its very own Ebenezer Scrooge and a cast of Victorian characters for its production of Scrooge: The Musical in June 2017.

The musical is faithful to Charles Dickens' novella, A Christmas Carol, telling the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserable miser who is transformed through the intervention of the three ghosts: The Ghost of Christmas Past, The Ghost of Christmas Present and The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. The musical is based on the 1970 movie Scrooge and was written by Leslie Bricusse, composer and lyricist famous for creating the musicals, Jekyll and Hyde and Victor/Victoria, as well as the movie soundtracks of Goldfinger, Home Alone and much more.

Director Janette McLennan plans to convert the RMU choir hall into a Christmas scene reminiscent of Victorian 19th Century England.

Interested in joining the cast? Download the preliminary rehearsal schedule here.

Auditions will be held on Sunday 5th February. To book your audition time, go to www.trybooking.com/OEIB. Download an audition form to complete and bring with you on the day.

Scrooge: The Musical will be presented at the RMU Choir Hall in Denison Street 23 - 25 June 2017. To book your ticket, go to www.trybooking.com/OIJQ

For more information, contact the choir at rmuchoir@gmail.com


Date claimer- Les Miserables auditions 23-26 April

For your audition you should come prepared to present a song that demonstrates your range and vocal ability with character and movement. You will be asked to sing unaccompanied in the vocal range in your selected role. Auditionees required for call backs will need to review a song from the show selected for the role for which they are being called back.

Auditions will be held at the RMU choir hall. Download the audition form here- complete the form and bring it with you on the day.

Auditions for Primcipal roles- Sunday 23 April & Monday 24 April

General call for Chorus- Tuesday 25 April 2pm- 4pm

Call backs- Wednesday 26 April

The preliminary rehearsal schedule is available here.

 


Last updated 11 January 2017