Thursday, 3 March 2016

MUCS Welcome Rehearsal & Free Wine and Cheese Night

This semester, I decided to join the Melbourne University Choral Society (MUCS) to use singing as a form of stress relief and meet new friends. The membership is only $2 for a year, so it's pretty worth it! It has also been one year since I sang for The Canticle Singers (TCS), based in Malaysia, hence I thought picking up some form of singing in the community would be great.

During Week 1, MUCS had a Welcome Rehearsal & Free Wine and Cheese Night, which took place two days ago, on Wednesday at the Harold Woodruff Lecture Theatre in Melbourne Uni. It was kind of an adventure looking for the venue as I have not been to the Microbiology and Immunology Building on campus before. Took me a good 10 minutes to find the place.

Anyways, we had an attendance of about 150-200 people based on my rough estimate. We filled up the whole lecture theatre. We then practised a few songs like Alleluia, Ave Maria, Set Me as a Seal, and Ave Verum Corpus.

After the rehearsal, the director introduced us to the European Tour in January 2017. But unfortunately, it costs at least $8000 to travel to Europe for 24 days / 23 nights, which was something I cannot afford as a student. Well, this means I have more time to pursue my professional development!

After the announcements etc, we proceeded to North Court at Union House to have our wine and cheese! They are so much better than the barbies often organised by Sciences or Arts students' society.

Here are some snapshots!

Some AWESOME cheese, grapes, carrots and biscuits
A closer look
Love-shaped chocolates!
I managed to talk to a few people, some locals, some from China and Chile. Super awesome time with these people, there are youngsters and seniors, of different ages and from all walks of life. How fascinating!

Can't wait to attend rehearsals in future weeks. Should be a fun time!