THE SKYLARKERS

THE SKYLARKERS

Information current as at MAY 2018

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Sandy Fowler, Artistic Director, (03) 9729 6281, sandyfowler28@yahoo.com.au

Jenny Goldsmith, President, 0407 891 056, goldsjen@bigpond.net.au

Choir's Website: n/a

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: To foster the joy of singing, and to bring music and song to the community, especially those in aged care facilities

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Accompanied

Year Choir formed: 1999

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 10 Desired: 12

Musical Repertoire: From the shows, '40s through to modern day; keeping it light and bright, including comedy pieces

Musical Director: Sandy Fowler

No. of years in current post: since 2012

Previous musical experience: Experienced performer in musical theatre and straight theatre

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

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No, except if wishing to sing solo

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: No firm policy on rehearsals but those not regularly attending rehearsals cannot expect to perform in concerts; the group has 2 month-long breaks, in January and in July Concerts: Yes - Members have advance notice of performances and are expected to be available

Membership Fees: None

Ability to read music: Not necessary

Sight-reading ability: Not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Wednesday afternoons, 1:30-3 pm

Suburb: Ringwood North

Rehearsal venue: EPR (Enjoying Planned Retirement) Studio, 125A Warrandyte Rd

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Men - Smart shirt, black slacks, (bow ties or ties provided); Women - Black slacks and selection of tops and costumes which are provided by The Skylarkers; NOTE: there are costume changes during the show for both men and women

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 2

Av. No. of Performances/year: maximum of 23

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Bayswater Senior Citizens, Boronia Uniting Church, Lilydale Aged Care, BUPA Hostel and Nursing Homes, Mingara Retirement Village and many others

Examples of musical pieces performed: My Fair Lady bracket, Abba bracket, Seekers bracket, King and I bracket, I am You are Australian, I still call Australia Home, That's Entertainment, Another Opening Another show, Memory, Amigos Para Siempre

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Elected Committee which decides on policy relating to budget, bookings, fees, social activities, etc; key positions: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Bookings & Promotions Officer

Types of Committees: Program sub-committee which suggests possible new numbers

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: No

 

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