THE DECIBELLES

THE DECIBELLES

Information current as at JANUARY 2013

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Nick Barker-Pendree, Musical Director and Conductor

Choir's Email Address: joinus@thedecibelles.org

Choir's Website: www.thedecibelles.org

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: Celebrating womanhood by uniting women from diverse backgrounds, race and sexuality to raise the spirit and inspire the soul through music and song

Voice type: ALL FEMALE CHOIR

Choir performs: Both accompanied & unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 2013

No. of Singing Members - Currently: Recruiting now Desired: 30-40

Musical Repertoire: Modern popular music

Musical Director: Nick Barker-Pendree

No. of years in current post: since 2013

Previous musical experience: Professional choir singer in Europe and some opera work; founder and previous manager of LOWREZ Melbourne Male Pop Choir

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: N/A

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No, but singers must be able to hold a tune

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: No

Membership Fees: After 2 trial rehearsals, $70 ($40 conc) per quarter (3 months)

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: St Kilda East/Balaclava

Rehearsal venue: Uniting Parish Mission Church, cnr Carlisle/Chapel Sts)

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: To be determined

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 2

Av. No. of Performances/year: To be determined

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: N/A

Examples of musical pieces performed: The following songs are in preparation: Lollipop, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Someone Like You, Sister Act Medley, Jump, Jar of Hearts, I Heard It Through The Grapevine

Touring: No, but possibly in the future

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: A Committee will be formed during 2013-2014

Types of Committees: N/A

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: Yes

Hiring fees apply: Yes

 

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