TWO BAYS CHOIR

TWO BAYS CHOIR

Information current as at JUNE 2013

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Sue Kirkpatrick, Musical Director, (03) 8707 0031 (BH + AH)

Choir's Email Address: suesingoutloud@gmail.com

Choir's Website: n/a

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: A combined community choir comprising 2 a cappella choirs from the Mornington Peninsula for performance at various community and Melbourne events; the choir provides an opportunity to sing in a larger group of singers with varied experience, and occasional members are welcome

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Mainly unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 2003

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 50 Desired: 1000!

Musical Repertoire: World Music, contemporary a cappella, original and a little Pop

Musical Director: Sue Kirkpatrick

No. of years in current post: since 2003

Previous musical experience: Sue has been involved in community music making for many years, is the director of 2 community choirs, and a music specialist in primary schools

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Part of Sing For Water Choir, Melbourne Millenium Chorus, Mornington Food and Wine Festival

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: No Concerts: No

Membership Fees: $12/$10 weekly, reduced term fees available

Ability to read music: Not necessary

Sight-reading ability: Not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Varies

Suburb: Mornington/Frankston area

Rehearsal venue: Varies

Off-street parking: n/a

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Black/aqua/jade green/purple clothing

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 1

Av. No. of Performances/year: 5

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Opening of Botannic Gardens "Australia Garden" (Cranbourne), Fundraiser for East Timor with Kirsty Sword-Gusmao (Mt Eliza), Mornington Food and Wine Festival, Frankston Foreshore Life in the City Program, Mornington's Australia Day Festival

Examples of musical pieces performed: Khumbaya (Soweto Gospel Choir), Awaken the Garden (original composition by S. Kirkpatrick), Let it Be (Beatles), Babathandaza (African), Salaam (Hebrew), O le Mu (Samoa), Lion Sleeps Tonight (orig. arrangement), Beds Are Burning (Midnight Oil)

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Choir is administered by Director with occasional assistance from members

Types of Committees: n/a

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: No

 

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