BETWEEN THE BAYS HARMONY CHORUS

BETWEEN THE BAYS HARMONY CHORUS

Information current as at JULY 2016

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Ian Boag, Secretary, 0414 997 330 (AH + BH)

Choir's Email Address: btbinfo@melbournaires.com

Choir's Website: www.melbournaires.com

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: A quality amateur singers' organisation performing in public and competing at regional and national Barbershop conventions with a continuously improving standard

Voice type: All Male Singers

Choir performs: Unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 2012

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 12 Desired: 25

Musical Repertoire: As well as distinctive Barbershop arrangements of evergreen songs from the vaudeville era, the chorus has a special repertoire of doo-wop and modern a capella pop chart favourites from the 50's through to the modern day which will appeal to a wide audience

Musical Director: John Webb

No. of years in current post: since 2012

Previous musical experience: Assistant Director of the Melbournaires Harmony Chorus

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Joint concerts with Southern Sounds Sweet Adelines Chorus, Bel Canto Choir and Frankston Ladies Choir

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: Yes - own choice of any 2 songs learned from the chorus repertoire and sung in quartet formation without a music score

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: No Concerts: No

Membership Fees: $80 per quarter

Ability to read music: Desirable but not necessary

Sight-reading ability: Desirable but not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Wednesday

Suburb: Langwarrin

Rehearsal venue: St Judes Parish Hall

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Costumes supplied as part of membership fee

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 10

Av. No. of Performances/year: 10

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: The Village Uniting Church (Mount Eliza), St Johns Anglican Church (Sorrento), Dromana Freemasons Lodge

Examples of musical pieces performed: Chorus has a repertoire of 25 songs arranged in the Barbershop or modern a capella styles

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Chorus is an affiliate of the Melbournaires Barbershop Chorus Inc which has a Committee of Management structure

Types of Committees: Committee of Management has Vice Presidents for Music and Performance, Membership, Bookings and Events Management, Youth Promotion

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: Yes, if in public domain

Hiring fees apply: No

 

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