HUMMINGSONG - ALLEGRA WOMEN'S COMMUNITY CHOIR

HUMMINGSONG - ALLEGRA WOMEN'S COMMUNITY CHOIR

Information current as at MAY 2021

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Nikki Britt, Membership Co-ordinator, 0426 782 706 (BH)

Choir's Email Address: enquiries@hummingsong.com.au

Choir's Website: hummingsong.com.au

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: Hummingsong’s passion is enriching the lives of women in the community through music; they nurture warm and welcoming musical communities who love to sing, laugh and grow together; through regular performances they raise awareness and support for less fortunate women and children in local communities

Voice type: All Female Singers

Choir performs: Both accompanied & unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: April 2021

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 50 Desired: 80

Musical Repertoire: A diverse range of beautiful music styles, including classic & contemporary pop, world and folk music, and jazz standards

Musical Director: Olivia Linas

No. of years in current post: since 2021

Previous musical experience: Olivia Linas was classically trained at The Australian National University, and then completed a degree in Music Theatre to attain a Bachelor of Music; she quickly discovered the joy of education and has since found herself in classrooms across Australia, teaching all aspects of the performing arts; further to her choral work, Olivia has tutored and mentored piano and vocal students at various high schools, as well as directed musicals with local theatre companies; she has also shared her passion for the performing arts as a facilitator of professional development workshops for classroom teachers; deeply passionate about the power of music and singing, Olivia is proud of her involvement with charity group 'Girls from Oz', which sees her traveling to work alongside isolated Indigenous students of regional schools, such as Carnarvon in Western Australia; Olivia enjoys composing and arranging an array of popular and choral music

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Collaborations Will start soon

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: $200 incl GST per school term, plus a one-off $20 joining fee

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: St Kilda

Rehearsal venue: All Saints Church

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: All black, with a fabric flower brooch

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 3-4

Av. No. of Performances/year: 4

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Local venues, festivals, care homes; all of Hummingsong's Melbourne choirs collaborate to participate in an annual, fundraising concert

Examples of musical pieces performed: Best day of my life, A thousand years, Epo I Tai, Rhythm of life, Goodnight sweetheart, My baby just cares for me

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Hummingsong has a small dedicated team who manage musical resourcing, licencing and copyright, venue and facility management, and membership administration

Types of Committees: Each choir has some voluntary roles – a Choir Coordinator, Musical Section Leaders and Coordinators, and rosters for supper and meet & greet – to help things run smoothly at rehearsals and encourage their local choir community to flourish

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: No

 

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