MOOD SWING

MOOD SWING

Information current as at JANUARY 2020

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Lisa Schwabe, Musical Director, 0418 319 314 (BH + AH)

Choir's Email Address: lisa@moodswingchoir.com

Choir's Website: www.moodswingchoir.com

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: A fun group of people who come together once a week to sing; they enjoy performing a varied repertoire, including choreography for some songs; they aim for 2 concerts a year

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Mostly unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 2001

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 20 Desired: 20-25

Musical Repertoire: Very varied - pop, jazz, African, gospel, folk, bit of classical - both simple and complex songs and arrangements

Musical Director: Lisa Schwabe

No. of years in current post: since 2003

Previous musical experience: Studied music in New Zealand; plays saxophone and clarinet; has been leading choirs and vocal ensembles since 2003; teaches Music Performance at Melbourne Polytechnic; arranges songs for this Choir and for other groups

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: The Choir has combined with other community groups in the St Kilda East area for past performances

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: Yes - a simple audition to establish that people can pitch notes and sing a melody; previous experience in choirs very desirable

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: $200 per term

Ability to read music: Desirable

Sight-reading ability: Not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Wednesday

Suburb: St Kilda East

Rehearsal venue: Sakarov Hall

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Blues & Greens

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 2

Av. No. of Performances/year: 3

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Aireys Inlet Music Festival, Local Church, Comic Lounge for CD Launch

Examples of musical pieces performed: Sweet Dreams, Run To You (Pentatonix), Smile, Middle of the Air (Paul Kelly), A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square, Love the One You’re With

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: The Choir is run by the Musical Director, and works with a Marketing Director

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes - mostly original arrangements

Available for hire to other groups: No, not generally

 

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