PERFECT CHORD

PERFECT CHORD

Information current as at MAY 2014

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Lorraine Manifold, Musical Director, 0400 133 444

Choir's Email Address: Lorraine@ManifoldMelodies.com.au

Choir's Website: www.perfectchord.org

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: Perfect Chord's mission is to enjoy singing, provide happiness to others, all the while in a learning environment where they continually improve on vocal technique and on meaningful expression of the text; by their name and varied repertoire, they wish to spread the beauty of "unity in diversity"

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 2013

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 18 Desired: 30

Musical Repertoire: Religious (multi-faith), multi-cultural and multi-lingual music

Musical Director: Lorraine Manifold

No. of years in current post: since 2013

Previous musical experience: Lorraine Manifold conducted the Young Voices of Unity in Chicago and is now also conducting the Middle School Choir at Our Lady of Mercy College in Heidelberg; Lorraine holds a Master's degree in Vocal Pedagogy and a Bachelor degree in Music; she regularly attends the Australian Choral Conductors Education and Training Summer Schools and studies privately with choral conductor Jenny Mathers

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: N/A

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: Yes - a sound check to confirm range and voice group (fach) ; choristers receive one free voice lesson per year as a bonus for participating in the choir

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: No Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: None so far

Ability to read music: Not necessary

Sight-reading ability: Not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Friday

Suburb: Rosanna

Rehearsal venue: Private home

Off-street parking: No

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Singers wear their own all-black clothes, and the choir provides the colourful sashes

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

Av. No. of Performances/year: 8-10

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Ajani Centre (Lower Templestowe), Hawdon Street Community Hall (Heidelberg), Holy Redeemer Hall (Surrey Hills)

Examples of musical pieces performed: Benediction, Rejoice Ye With Great Joy, God Is Sufficient Unto Me, Nearer My God to Thee, Freedom is Coming

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Management committee

Types of Committees: as above

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: No

 

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