TONGUE AND GROOVE

TONGUE AND GROOVE

Information current as at JULY 2009

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Lisa Schwabe, Musical Director, 0418 319 314 (BH + AH)

Choir's Email Address: info@tongueandgroove.org.au

Choir's Website: www.tongueandgroove.org.au

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: A fun group of people who come together once a week to sing; they enjoy performing a varied repertoire, and released their second CD late in 2003

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Mostly unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 1998

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

Musical Repertoire: Very varied - pop, classical, jazz, African, gospel, folk - both simple and complex songs and arrangements

Musical Director: Lisa Schwabe

No. of years in current post: since 2003

Previous musical experience: Studied music in New Zealand; plays saxophone and clarinet; started singing with Tongue & Groove choir in 1998, then took over as MD; arranges songs for this Choir and for other groups

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: The Choir has combined with other community groups in the St Kilda East area for past performances

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: Yes - a simple audition to establish that people can pitch notes and sing a melody; previous experience in choirs very desirable

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: $12/week, paid monthly in advance

Ability to read music: Desirable

Sight-reading ability: Not Necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Thursday

Suburb: St Kilda East

Rehearsal venue:

Off-street parking: No

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Pinks and puples, some red - very colourful

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 2

Av. No. of Performances/year: 3

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Chapel Off Chapel, Ormond Hall, George Ballroom, Retro Cafe

Examples of musical pieces performed: Change The World (Eric Clapton), Lacrimosa (Mozart), At Last (jazz), Wade in the Water (gospel), You Can't Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones)

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Musical Director, Treasurer, Secretary

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes - mostly original arrangements

Available for hire to other groups: No, not generally

 

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