BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHOIR

BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHOIR

Information current as at FEBRUARY 2017

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Jolene Moran, Choir Leader, 0450 024 450

Choir's Email Address: brunswickgospel@gmail.com

Choir's Website: brunswickcommunitygospelchoir.com

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: BC/GC is a choir for everyone, regardless of age, background of beliefs; anybody who loves to sing is welcome; they sing a variety of music, from gospel through to soul and pop, focusing on finding personal meaning and singing out

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both accompanied & unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 2010

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 30 Desired: more

Musical Repertoire: Gospel, soul and pop

Musical Director: Jolene Moran

No. of years in current post: since 2010

Previous musical experience: Jolene has a background in jazz and blues and a passion for helping people to feel comfortable and relaxed so that they can feel confident to enjoy their choir singing experience; Jolene brings with her a light and simple approach to making music that facilitates getting in touch with breath, learning new songs and providing a space for everyone to explore their own voice; Jolene Moran is also an emerging Melbourne-based singer and songwriter, as well as a private singing teacher based in Thornbury

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: BC/GC have performed as a part of the Brunswick Music Festival, and with UBUNTU (African Children's Choir)

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No, just turn up and enjoy

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: No Concerts: No

Membership Fees: $90 Full/$70 Conc per term, or $12 Casual; new participants are welcome to attend their first rehearsal for free

Ability to read music: Not necessary

Sight-reading ability: Not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Tuesday

Suburb: Brunswick West

Rehearsal venue: St John's Church, 494 Victoria St (cnr Melville Rd)

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: n/a

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 4

Av. No. of Performances/year: 4

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: St John's Church (Brunswick West)

Examples of musical pieces performed: n/a

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: The choir has a Committee and a Musical Director

Types of Committees: organising committee

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: Yes

Hiring fees apply: TBA

 

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