Join the RMP

Sing with the RMP Choir

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RMP choir performs at the 2013 Melbourne Cup for the International TV broadcast

Be a part of a great Australian choir! Experience the thrill of performing fine choral music to appreciative audiences, and becoming a part of a friendly, social organisation. Under the direction of one of Australia’s leading choral directors, the RMP choir is a dynamic and busy ensemble often called upon to perform at many of Melbourne’s major events in the city’s most prestigious venues.

How to join

A large and friendly ensemble of over 100 voices, the RMP is widely regarded as one of the nation’s finest large symphonic choirs, and its performances receive widespread critical and audience acclaim for their energy, passion, and vitality. Whilst most concerts feature the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra, the choir has also recently performed with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, The Australian Ballet, Hobart Chamber Orchestra, Australian Army Band, Melbourne Youth Orchestra, Plexus and RMP choir members have even performed backing vocals for artists ranging from Josh Groban and Tim Campbell to Tim Minchin, Jemma Rix, Delta Goodrem and Indie Band “The Temper Trap”!

 

The RMP choir regularly performs at high profile events around the city, and records for TV and Radio. Check out our program for this year and our concert lists page to see the current repertoire and a selection of past concerts.

Everyone is welcome to audition for the RMP.

Prime Minister’s Olympic Dinner | Peter Jones Special Events 23 June 2012

RMP choir performing with Tim Campbell at the Prime Minister’s Olympic Gala

Successful applicants will be able to read music well and will have some sight reading/singing skills. Good intonation and an ability to learn quickly is also required.

We are looking for singers with sound choral and aural skills as well as high vocal ability, a desire to have fun and to value musical excellence through dedication and commitment.

Contact our membership secretary, telephone: (+61 4) 25 704 890 or email membership@rmp.org.au to arrange an audition.

If you wish to email the Music Director you can contact Andrew Wailes via musicdirector@rmp.org.au

Commitment

We rehearse weekly on Tuesday evenings. February – December. There are also some Friday orchestral or dress rehearsals, depending on particular concert programs.

RMP Choristers are expected to attend every rehearsal and all concerts (within reason), unless there are exceptional circumstances. RMP Choristers are also asked to give prior notice if they are unable to attend for a  special reason.

Voice Sections

Vacancies currently exist in all sections of the choir: Soprano 1, Soprano 2, Alto 1, Alto 2, Tenor 1, Tenor 2, Bass 1 and Bass 2.

High sopranos are particularly welcome.

Music students wishing to gain valuable performance experience are especially encouraged to apply. Performing with the RMP is a wonderful way to gain valuable performing experience, improve sight reading and aural skills, improve vocal technique and to network with other musicians.

RMP Choir performing the ANZAC Day Dawn Service, Shrine of Remembrance

RMP Choir performing the ANZAC Day Dawn Service, Shrine of Remembrance

Josh Groban and RMP Choir members backstage at the Palais Theatre

Josh Groban and RMP Choir members backstage at the Palais Theatre