THE SKYLARKERS

THE SKYLARKERS

Information current as at FEBRUARY 2010

 

CONTACT DETAILS

John Mangan, Musical Director, (03) 9729 4384 (BH + AH), ejmango@bigpond.net.au

Glen Chandler, Vice President, (03) 9870 2313 (BH + AH), glenchandler@bigpond.com

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: 13 Desired: 20

Musical Repertoire: From the shows, '40s, '50s and even beyond; keeping it light and bright, including comedy pieces

Musical Director: John Mangan

No. of years in current post: since 2009

Previous musical experience: Experienced performer in amateur musical 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 choir 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: $5 p.a.

Ability to read music: Not necessary

Sight-reading ability: Not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Thursday afternoons, 1:30-3:00pm

Suburb: Heathmont

Rehearsal venue: Heathmont Uniting Church

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Men - Dinner suit (usually acquired through an Op Shop); Women - Black slacks and black top; other costumes and accessories provided by the choir; there is a strong emphasis on costume changes in concerts, to get into the spirit of the song

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 2-3

Av. No. of Performances/year: 15

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Boronia Senior Citizens, Heathmont Uniting Church, Vision Australia, BUPA Hostel and Nursing Home (Box Hill), Knox Retirement Village

Examples of musical pieces performed: My Fair Lady bracket, You are my Sunshine, Oom Pah Pah, Mockingbird Hill, Amigos Para Siempre, Enjoy Yourself, Simple Melody, I Still Call Australia Home

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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