THE OCTOBER CHOIR

THE OCTOBER CHOIR

Information current as at SEPTEMBER 2018

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Geoffrey Williams, Musical Director, 0478 626 465

Choir's Email Address: gwmusic1@gmail.com

Choir's Website: facebook.com/groups/104286673387615/

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: To sing some Soul classics with original arrangements

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both accompanied & unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 2016

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 12 Desired: 30+

Musical Repertoire: Soul, Blues, Reggae, original music

Musical Director: Geoffrey Williams

No. of years in current post: since 2016

Previous musical experience: 8 years leading Daylesford Soul Choir, 4 years leading Clarendon College Senior Choir

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: 2 performances with Daylesford Soul Choir at the Castlemaine State Festival

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: $20 per session, Term fees depend on number of weeks, with a 10% discount if paid in the 1st week

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: Melbourne CBD

Rehearsal venue: CAE, 253 Flinders Lane

Off-street parking: No

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Smart casual

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 2

Av. No. of Performances/year: 2

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Castlemain State Festival, WCPA (Wendouree), Ewing United Church (Malvern East)

Examples of musical pieces performed: Billie Jean On Broadway mashup, Groovin', I Shot The Sheriff, Wade In The Water

Touring: Yes, but too early to identify where at this time

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Just Leader with help from the members

Types of Committees: None

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: No but some recorded materials

Available for hire to other groups: Yes, possibly

Hiring fees apply: Yes

 

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