SOUTH OF THE RIVER COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHOIR

SOUTH OF THE RIVER COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHOIR

Information current as at OCTOBER 2015

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Annemarie Sharry, Musical Director, 0419 500 903 (BH + AH)

Choir's Email Address: annemariesharry@hotmail.com

Choir's Website: www.southoftheriverchoir.com

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: Singing for enjoyment, sense of ensemble, and to perform within the community

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 2002

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 30 Desired: 35

Musical Repertoire: Traditional African American gospel music, world music

Musical Director: Annemarie Sharry

No. of years in current post: since 2002

Previous musical experience: Graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, VCA tutor

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: The Choir recorded a CD in 2003 with the Melbourne band, The Prayer Babies, and recorded another CD in 2006

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: Yes - auditions are very brief, held with the Director at the end of a choir session with a simple call and response exercise

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes - all Concerts: Optional

Membership Fees: $120 for 10 week term

Ability to read music: Not necessary

Sight-reading ability: Not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Tuesday

Suburb: Armadale

Rehearsal venue: Armadale Baptist Church

Off-street parking: No

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Black and a colour of choice

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 6-8

Av. No. of Performances/year: 6-8

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Queenscliff Music Festival, the launch of the Choir's CD, 3PBS-FM Benefit Concert

Examples of musical pieces performed: repertoire from Tony Backhouse's workshops

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Small committee

Types of Committees: Social

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: No

 

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