HUMMINGSONG - LOUELLA WOMEN'S COMMUNITY CHOIR

HUMMINGSONG - LOUELLA 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: 55 Desired: 80

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

Musical Director: Melissa Tonkin

No. of years in current post: since 2021

Previous musical experience: Melissa Tonkin has over 20 years of teaching experience; originally from Adelaide, Melissa studied classical voice at the Elder Conservatorium at Adelaide University; she performed in various amateur theatre productions and made her professional debut in the State Opera of South Australia's production of The Tales of Hoffmann, before moving to Melbourne to pursue her love of musical theatre; Melissa founded the 'Parents & Carers Choir' to enable parents to share their choral experience with their young children; Melissa is also the vocal teacher and choral director at Sacred Heart Girls' College, and Choral Director of the Surrey Hills Community Choir

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): Wednesday

Suburb: Hawthorn

Rehearsal venue: Christ 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: My baby just cares for me, When I'm gone (the Cup Song), The parting glass, Bring me little water Sylvie, Best day of my life, A thousand years

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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