GREENVALE COMMUNITY CHOIR

GREENVALE COMMUNITY CHOIR

Information current as at FEBRUARY 2014

 

CONTACT DETAILS

C/- Aitken College, 1010 MICKLEHAM RD, GREENVALE 3059

Chris Ward, Convenor, 0408 753 275

Choir's Email Address: cward@aitkencollege.edu.au

Choir's Website: N/A

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: To enable community members who enjoy singing to participate in a choir with other like-minded singers, and to perform for others in a variety of settings

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both Accompanied & Unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 2011

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 18 Desired: approx. 30

Musical Repertoire: Musical classics, gospel, popular and cultural (in other languages)

Musical Director: Merryn Steel

No. of years in current post: since 2012

Previous musical experience: Merryn is musically trained, and directs several community choirs; Merryn also belongs to a choir as singing member

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Hume Musical Festival, Celebration of Community Choirs

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No, just a desire to sing and learn new songs with some challenge

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: No Concerts: No

Membership Fees: None at present

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: Greenvale

Rehearsal venue: Performing Arts Centre, Aitken College, Mickleham Rd

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: TBA

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 1

Av. No. of Performances/year: 4

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Nursing homes, Hume Music Festival

Examples of musical pieces performed: Be Still My Soul, Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, Lean on Me, Under the Boardwalk, Amore, Sounds of Silence, Fields of Gold, Food Glorious Food, We are Australian

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: The Director and Convenor manage the choir; Aitken College supplies the venue free of charge, and provides some funding

Types of Committees: N/A

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: No

 

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