SINGWEST

SINGWEST

Information current as at AUGUST 2013

 

CONTACT DETAILS

PO BOX 6059, FOOTSCRAY WEST VIC 3012

Hugh Oates, Choir Manager, 0413 591 342

Choir's Email Address: hughoates@tpg.com.au

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

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: To provide the opportunity for people to celebrate the joy of music by performing exciting and challenging songs for the wider community while developing a distinctive sound

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Normally unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 2004

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 25 Desired: 40

Musical Repertoire: Popular songs, Classical, Ethnic anything that the choir can harmonise

Musical Director: Andrew Houston

No. of years in current post: since 2009

Previous musical experience: Wide experience as professional musician, Musical Director for bands, choirs, concerts and a number of stage shows

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Associated with the Western Region Concert Band, frequently performs with other choirs in the Western Suburbs

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: No Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: $25 joining fee, $135 p.a. membership fee

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: Williamstown

Rehearsal venue: Holy Trinity Church, Nelson Place

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Outdoor Uniform: (M/F) choir polo shirt and black slacks; Formal Uniform: (F) white top, black ankle length skirt, (M) black jacket, white shirt, black tie, black slacks

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 2

Av. No. of Performances/year: 5

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Williamstown Town Hall, Holy Trinity Church (Williamstown)

Examples of musical pieces performed: Hallelujah (Cohen), Down to the River to Pray, Sixteen Tons, My Girl, N'kosi Sikelele Afrika, Faith, L'il Red Riding Hood

Touring: Yes - Melbourne Metro Area/Regional Victoria/Interstate/Overseas

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Western Region Concert Band Choir SubCommittee

Types of Committees: none

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: No

 

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