JOYFUL STRAINS

JOYFUL STRAINS

Information current as at MARCH 2013

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Sharon Cartledge, T/as Joyful Strains, 0417 311 988

Choir's Email Address: shazziejs@hotmail.com

Choir's Website: n/a

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: To create a choir that is of one mind, one sound, and one voice that is uplifting in its appreciation of song; to constantly strive to attain, learn and perform with the love of music as a guiding principle

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Accompanied

Year Choir formed: 1998

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 30 Desired: no limit

Musical Repertoire: A variety of music styles

Musical Director: Ebony Birch-Hanger

No. of years in current post: since 2012

Previous musical experience: Ebony has taught in a number of primary schools, coordinating their music programs and worked as a percussion and vocal instructor with the Penninsula Youth Music Society; in 2008 Ebony received invaluable music education while completing an overseas study tour at the three major European music institutes – Kodaly in Kesckemet, Dalcroze in Geneva and Orff in Salzburg; for two and a half years Ebony worked as a conductor with Southern Voices, taking both their training and performing choirs; at the beginning of 2012, Ebony completed an intensive summer school music program; this provided her with Level 2 Kodaly Accreditation in secondary methodology, choral conducting and musicianship; Ebony has developed her own business ‘Individualised Music Classes’, providing specialised music education programs for children with additional needs

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Southern Area Concert Band, Mordialloc Brass Band, Vocally Wild, Melbourne Theatre Organ

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: No Concerts: No

Membership Fees: $60 per term (4-term year)

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: Cheltenham

Rehearsal venue: Southern Community Church of Christ, 2-4 Chesterville Rd

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: 3 types: Formal (long sleeve black shirt with collar, black trousers, black socks/opaque tights, black shoes); Informal (black short sleeve t-shirt with logo provided, black trousers, black socks/opaque tights, black shoes); Special Occasions such as Christmas (Christmas T-Shirt, black trousers, black socks/opaque tights, black shoes, Christmas jewellery)

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 7

Av. No. of Performances/year: 7

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Kingston Town Hall; Dendy Park (Brighton, open air venue); nursing homes, weddings, Eisteddfods

Examples of musical pieces performed: Viva La Vida, Bohemian Rhapsody, Moon River, Hallelujah, Hallelujah Chorus, Joshua Fit De Battle of Jericho, songs from Music Theatre, range of songs from 1960s–1990s

Touring: Yes - Melbourne Metro Area

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: All administrative arrangements for the Choir provided by Sharon Cartledge

Types of Committees: N/A

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: No

 

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