SISTERS & MISTERS

SISTERS & MISTERS

Information current as at MARCH 2019

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Irene Bennetts, Founder and Director, 0412 822 126 (AH + BH)

Choir's Email Address: sistersandmistersofsong@gmail.com

Choir's Website: www.sistersandmistersofsong.com.au

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: To create the opportunity for people to sing, perform and spread the joy of music in a supportive social environment

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Accompanied

Year Choir formed: 2009

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 100+ (Eltham & Reservoir choirs combined) Desired: No limit

Musical Repertoire: Contempory music from the 1960ís to present day

Musical Director: Irene Bennetts

No. of years in current post: since 2009

Previous musical experience: Professional singer in Melbourne Bands for over 35 years, soloist with Melbourne Mass Gospel Choir, Director of Mass Choir performances for Regional Education Department performances

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Tasmanian Tour with Sing For Your Life Choir

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: No

Membership Fees: $130/$110 Conc for an 8 week term of rehearsals plus performances

Ability to read music: Not necessary

Sight-reading ability: Not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Monday (Eltham choir); Thursday (Reservoir choir)

Suburb: Eltham and Reservoir

Rehearsal venue: Eltham Primary School; Reservoir West Primary School

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Black with a splash of Red

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 15+

Av. No. of Performances/year: 15+

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Eltham Jazz Festival, Crown Palladium, Surrey Hills Music Festival

Examples of musical pieces performed: Motown Medley, Creedence Medley, Sounds of Silence, Uptown Funk

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

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: The Choir is run by the Director

Types of Committees: Social, Charity Fundraising

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: No

 

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