OPEN DOOR GOSPEL SINGERS

OPEN DOOR GOSPEL SINGERS

Information current as at MARCH 2015

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Shaun Islip, Musical Director, 0404 416 237 (BH)

Choir's Email Address: shaunislip@aol.com

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

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: To Uplift, Inspire, Unite, and bring hope and encouragement to all

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Accompanied

Year Choir formed: 2007

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 100 Desired: no limit

Musical Repertoire: The choir's repertoire is based loosely on the Brooklyn Tabernacle choir, but also includes contemporary Christian music and occasional choral pieces

Musical Director: Shaun Islip

No. of years in current post: since 2007

Previous musical experience: 40 years conducting choirs in UK, USA, South Africa and Australia, currently conducting 9 choirs in Melbourne

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: St Paul's Cathedral, Boroondara Brass

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: No Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: $75 p.a. Membership fee + $6 per attendance

Ability to read music: Not necessary

Sight-reading ability: Not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Thursday

Suburb: Canterbury

Rehearsal venue: Habitat Uniting Church (St Davidís), cnr Burke and Mont Albert Rds

Off-street parking: Yes but limited, plenty of street parking

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Women - Black with a splash of colour, Men - All black

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 1-2

Av. No. of Performances/year: 10-12, increasing with choir's growing profile

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Federation Square, St Silas Church, Heidelberg Town Hall

Examples of musical pieces performed: Hallelujah Chorus (Messiah), Lift Your Voice And Sing, Lead Me Lord, Sussex Carol, various Christmas Carols

Touring: No, not yet

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Leadership Group of 7, including Secretary, Accountant, President

Types of Committees: As above

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: No

 

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