HOTA Choir FAQs

HOTA Choir FAQs

Is there a cost to be a part of the choir?

No, there is no cost to be a part of the choir. You will be responsible for your own transport to and from rehearsals and for your own performance attire.

Who conducts the choir?

The choir is led by a team of choral and musical directors, co-ordinated by the HOTA Programming team. The current core HOTA Choir team consists of Emma-June Curik (HOTA Producer) and Antony Zambolt (Musical Director). Several guest conductors who will lead specific projects will be announced shortly.

What type of music do you sing?

We mainly perform modern, contemporary repertoire. Some of the artist’s work we have sung include Matt Corby, Crowded House, Beyonce, Powderfinger, The Temper Trap and The Beach Boys.

Who can be a part of the choir?

Everyone! We encourage people from all walks of life and musical ability. We are an adult choir, so the only restriction is age – all participants need to be over the age of 16.

Do I need to audition?

The main HOTA Choir does not require an audition.

This year we are creating a new, smaller ensemble for a special performance at Bleach Festival, and participation in this ensemble will require an audition. Further information is available here.

When and where do you rehearse?

We rehearse Monday evenings, 6pm – 8pm at HOTA, Home of the Arts

HOTA is located at 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217. Click here for more information about how to us.

When will performances be?

A full performance schedule for the year will be available to choir members at the first rehearsal.

I’m under 18, can I be a part of the choir?

People over 16 years of age may be a part of the choir if they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. We have had some parent/child and even grandparent/grandchild duos

I can’t make a rehearsal, can I still be part of the choir?

We understand that members may need to miss rehearsal occasionally due to work or family commitments. However, regular attendance is important for any choir to function well and grow as an ensemble. There may also be several ‘special’ rehearsals or workshops that are compulsory to attend – these will be outlined in the first few weeks of rehearsal.

I can’t do a certain performance – can I still be a part of the choir?

For each performance there will be certain ‘cut-off dates’, where choir members will be asked to indicate their attendance at an upcoming performance. From that point on, we ask that only members attending that performance come to rehearsal for the purposes of creating a consistent ensemble and sound. After that performance, members are welcome to come back and begin preparing for the next performance.