CARNEGIE CHOIR

CARNEGIE CHOIR

Information current as at OCTOBER 2016

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Vicky Thursfield, Organiser, 0417 127 401 (AH)

Choir's Email Address: Carnegiechoir@googlegroups.com or vickythursfield@gmail.com

Choir's Website: N/A

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: A local community choir for people who enjoy singing together; previous experience is not required, just a willingness to learn and an enthusiasm to sing in a group

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both accompanied & unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 2009

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 14 Desired: 25

Musical Repertoire: Mostly popular songs from 1960s to contemporary; also some songs from musicals

Musical Director: Geoffrey Baird

No. of years in current post: since 2014

Previous musical experience: Singing and Speech Teacher, Bachelor or Music Education/Performance (Uni of Melbourne); also see www.geoffreybaird.com/songrise/songrise_gate.html

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: none

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: No, but regular attendance is expected Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: Depends on numbers of singers, currently about $20 per session

Ability to read music: Not necessary

Sight-reading ability: Not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Wednesday

Suburb: Carnegie

Rehearsal venue: Carnegie Library (Boyd Room)

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Informal choir members usually choose a colour theme

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 1-2

Av. No. of Performances/year: 1-2

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Carnegie Library

Examples of musical pieces performed: Beyond The Sea, Lazy Sunday, Somebody To Love, Something Stupid, Try To Remember, Up On The Roof/Downtown (medley), World Turning Right/Walkin' On Sunshine (medley); Rounds - Babylon and Dona Nobis Pacem, Make You Feel My Love, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Very informal, Committee of one member from each voice section who share tasks, and regular chats between members and Musical Director, no formal office bearers

Types of Committees: as above

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: Yes

Hiring fees apply: No

 

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