THE CARPARK CHOIR

THE CARPARK CHOIR

Information current as at SEPTEMBER 2013

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Dan Greig, Musical Director, 0420 944 179

Choir's Email Address: stick.rhythm@gmail.com

Choir's Website: www.thecarparkchoir.com

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: A youthful, gender-balanced community choir with a standard

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both accompanied & unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 2011

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 25 Desired: 40

Musical Repertoire: All musical genres from black Gospel to Classical

Musical Director: Dan Greig

No. of years in current post: since 2011

Previous musical experience: Chorister at St Paul's Cathedral, past member of MUCS and RMPS, casual choir leader at Brunswick Community Gospel Choir, Founder of Carpark Choir; BANDS: Rapskallion (Gypsy/Cabaret: Drummer), Power and Greig (Bluegrass/Alt country originals: Banjo/Vox), Tudo Gilberto (Brasilian: sang entirely in Portuguese/Guitars), Sam and Dan (Funk duo: vox/drums/guitar)

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: n/a

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: Yes - very simple audition checking that new members can sing relatively in tune, and can harmonise; gender balance is important, and men with low voices will get extra consideration and free help to become better singers

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: No Concerts: No

Membership Fees: $15 ($12 conc) per night casual or $65 ($50 conc) for 5 consecutive sessions

Ability to read music: Not necessary

Sight-reading ability: Not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Monday

Suburb: Fitzroy North

Rehearsal venue: 75 on Reid, Front Room

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: nothing specific

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 2-3

Av. No. of Performances/year: 2-3

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Sooki Lounge (Belgrave), Graceland (Brunswick), Rossmoyne Street (Thornbury) Carol Singing on the Street, The Wesley Anne (Northcote)

Examples of musical pieces performed: Country and Black Gospel songs (I Shall Be Released, Lilly in the valley), Hebrew folk dance songs, 1990s rap, Irish love songs, Bluegrass, classical music, even 4-part Christmas carols

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: n/a

Types of Committees: n/a

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: No

 

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