HUMMINGSONG - ORANA WOMEN'S COMMUNITY CHOIR

HUMMINGSONG - ORANA 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: 40 Desired: 80

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

Musical Director: Katie Wardrobe

No. of years in current post: since 2021

Previous musical experience: Katie Wardrobe is a qualified teacher and has worked in a variety of music and education-related workplaces, including Sibelius Australia and Orchestra Victoria; she has also worked as a freelance copyist, music arranger and transcriber for more than 20 years; Katie is currently a music technology trainer, consultant, blogger and podcaster with a passion for helping music teachers through her business, Midnight Music; Katie conducts hands-on professional development workshops throughout Australia and a popular series of online courses, focusing on incorporating technology into the music curriculum through a range of creative projects

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): Tuesday

Suburb: Burwood East

Rehearsal venue: Crossway Baptist 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: A thousand years, Best day of my life, Siyahamba, Bring me little water Sylvie, 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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