SUAVIS COMMUNITY CHOIR

SUAVIS COMMUNITY CHOIR

Information current as at MARCH 2022

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Merryn Steel, Musical Director, 0417 387 900 (BH + AH)

Choir's Email Address: jrsteel@netspace.net.au

Choir's Website: facebook.com/groups/397889923556347

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: Suavis Community Choir provides a friendly and fun environment for people of all abilities to sing together

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both accompanied & unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 2010

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 15 Desired: 30

Musical Repertoire: Sacred and secular across a variety of genres: classical, pop, world music, jazz

Musical Director: Merryn Steel

No. of years in current post: since 2010

Previous musical experience: Merryn has directed choirs for over 30 years, including the senior and junior choirs of the Northcote Salvation Army 1980-2000; Merryn was the Deputy Leader of the Melbourne Staff Songsters of the Salvation Army 2003-2012 and Leader from 2015-2020; Merryn also currently conducts the Greenvale Community Choir, The Mood Swingers and Kids on Song

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: The Soufflé Sisters, The Melbourne Samoan Choir, The Melbourne Staff Songsters, Overnewton Anglican Community College Middle School Choir, Newport Parish Choir, Greenvale Community Choir

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: $40 per semester

Ability to read music: Not necessary

Sight-reading ability: Not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Thursday

Suburb: Sydenham

Rehearsal venue: Brimbank City Salvation Army

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Apparel varies depending on the engagement; usually black plus a 'splash' of colour

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 2

Av. No. of Performances/year: 8

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Brimbank Salvation Army, Sunshine Festival Stage

Examples of musical pieces performed: Lean on Me, Orpheus in the Underground, Walk dem Bones, Walzting Matilda, Alleluia Seven, Jamaica Farewell

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: General Manager

Types of Committees: N/A

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: No

 

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