THE MAROONDAH SINGERS

THE MAROONDAH SINGERS

Information current as at SEPTEMBER 2010

 

CONTACT DETAILS

PO BOX 1297, CROYDON VIC 3136

Renate Hartley, Secretary, (03) 9725 6541

Choir's Email Address: info@maroondahsingers.org.au

Choir's Website: www.maroondahsingers.org.au

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: The choir is a non-profit organisation formed by people who enjoy singing; the choir also arranges fundraising performances for other groups

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both unaccompanied & accompanied

Year Choir formed: 1968

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 75 Desired: 80+

Musical Repertoire: Middle-of-the-road music - evergreens, music from shows, modern numbers, sacred music if required

Musical Director: Lyn Henshall

No. of years in current post: since 2010

Previous musical experience: A graduate of the University of Melbourne and RMIT, Lyn is a psychologist and teacher, and works as the Director of Student Wellbeing in a school; Lyn plays the piano and the cello but her great love is choral music; she has conducted school and community children's choirs for 25 years and regularly attends choral conducting courses, and latterly has been the Assistant Conductor of a Welsh male voice choir

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Orchestras, other choirs, Maroondah Carols

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: available on application

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: Mitcham

Rehearsal venue: Mountview Uniting Church Hall

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Uniform is available for purchase by members

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 10

Av. No. of Performances/year: 10

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Melbourne Concert Hall, Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Whitehorse Centre, various country towns throughout Victoria, Carols by Candlelight at Puffing Billy (Emerald Lake Park & Gembrook), Croydon, Berwick and City of Whitehorse (Nunawading)

Examples of musical pieces performed: Varied music programmes to suit all tastes

Touring: Yes - Melbourne Metro Area/Regional Victoria

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: 5 Executive Members, and 5 Members on a General Committee

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: No

 

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