HARAMBEE

HARAMBEE

Information current as at NOVEMBER 2010

 

CONTACT DETAILS

PO BOX 253, BALWYN VIC 3103

Sophie Anderson, President

Choir's Email Address: president@harambee.com.au

Choir's Website: www.harambee.com.au

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: To sing and perform a variety of contemporary a cappella music

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both accompanied & unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 2002

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 19 Desired: 24

Musical Repertoire: Mostly original a cappella arrangements of pop songs done by members of the choir; also some multicultural music and Christmas music each year

Musical Director: Jane Patterson

No. of years in current post: since 2010

Previous musical experience: Jane is a long-time member of Harambee

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Gondwana Chorale, Suara, Sunbury Divas, Sons of Sunbury, Birralee Blokes, Concordis, Vox Synergy, Barker College, University of Newcastle Chamber Choir, Shower Idols, Soul Food, Wagga Wagga Rugby Choir and more

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: Yes

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: $140 per semester ($110 Conc.), plus joining fee and music deposit

Ability to read music: Highly desirable

Sight-reading ability: Highly desirable

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Sunday (+ one rehearsal weekend camp per year)

Suburb: Canterbury

Rehearsal venue: The Learning Centre

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Choir members wear their own semi-formal outfits in black and pink

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 2

Av. No. of Performances/year: 8

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: BMW Edge, Melba Hall, Thornbury Theatre, St Paul's Cathedral, Kingston Arts Centre, Box Hill Community Arts Centre

Examples of musical pieces performed: Dubula (arr. Hatfield), Teddy Bears' Picnic, Oh Danny Boy (Meader)

Touring: Yes - Melbourne Metro Area/Regional Victoria/Interstate

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: The choir is an Incorporated Association with a committee

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: Yes

Hiring fees apply: Yes

 

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