MOOD SWING

MOOD SWING

Information current as at JULY 2009

 

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; choregraphy/movement is a big part of performances

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Mostly unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 2001

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 17 Desired: 16-20

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; started singing with Tongue & Groove choir in 1998, then took over as MD; 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: $15/week, paid by the 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:

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: Retro Cafe, Retreat Hotel

Examples of musical pieces performed: Lean on Me, Faith (George Michael), Take the A Train (jazz), Middle of the Air (Paul Kelly)

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

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

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes - mostly original arrangements

Available for hire to other groups: No, not generally

 

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