SWEET ADELINES INTERNATIONAL - SOUTHERN SOUNDS CHORUS

SWEET ADELINES INTERNATIONAL

SOUTHERN SOUNDS CHORUS

Information current as at FEBRUARY 2008

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Karen Dawson, President, (03) 9785 6641

Membership enquiries: Mary (03) 5996 5771

Choir's Email Address: peteandkaggs@dodo.com.au

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

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: Promoting the four-part harmony, barbershop style of music for women

Voice type: All Female Singers

Choir performs: Unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 1992

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 29 Desired: 35-40

Musical Repertoire: All forms of music arranged in four-part harmony, barbershop style

Musical Director: Catherine Bechaz

No. of years in current post: since 2007

Previous musical experience: 10 years with Sweet Adelines International, currently Assistant Director and dual member with Melbourne Chorus

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: n/a

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: Yes - sing a set song, sing with a quartet

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: $40 per month

Ability to read music: Desirable

Sight-reading ability: Not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Tuesday

Suburb: Frankston

Rehearsal venue: Baxter Retirement Village, Amenities 3 Building, Gate 6, Golf Links Rd

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: varies, supplied by the Choir, a small cost may be required

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 12

Av. No. of Performances/year: 12

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Senior Citizens Clubs, Church Afternoons, fashion shows

Examples of musical pieces performed: I am Australian, Over the Rainbow, True Blue, Blame it on the Bossa Nova, Rainin' Men, Nevertheless (I'm in love with you), Mood Indigo, Toot Toot Tootsie

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: President, Board of Management

Types of Committees: Social, Fundraising, Music, Costume, Make-up, Choreography, History

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: No

 

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