VOICES OF FRANKSTON

VOICES OF FRANKSTON

Information current as at MAY 2019

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Trudi Mackenzie, Secretary, 0406 678 261 (BH)

Choir's Email Address: trudi.mackenzie@gmail.com

Choir's Website: N/a

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: Voices of Frankston formed in 2014 to provide people from the most marginalised groups of the community a safe space to build confidence, self-belief, have social interactions and reap the benefits that singing can provide; whether members have mental health issues, physical disabilities, or homelessness, all are welcomed to simply be themselves with no judgement

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Accompanied

Year Choir formed: 2014

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 38 Desired: no limit

Musical Repertoire: Mostly popular music heard on the radio

Musical Director: Kerry Gerraty

No. of years in current post: since 2015

Previous musical experience: Musical Director and accompanist to many community choirs School of Hard Knocks, Donvale Primary School senior choir; Conductor of Victoria State School Spectacular massed choir; Short Black Opera Company

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Frankston High School, Frankston Heights Primary School, Conchord, Australian Welsh Male Choir, School of Hard Knocks/Upbeat Arts Choir

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: No Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: $1 annual fee and suggested $5 contribution

Ability to read music: Not necessary

Sight-reading ability: Not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Wednesday

Suburb: Frankston

Rehearsal venue: High St Uniting Church

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Black pants, shoes, socks and shirt (three quarter sleeve for women, full sleeve for men)

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 3

Av. No. of Performances/year: 5

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Melbourne Town Hall and Deakin Edge Theatre (Federation Square), churches

Examples of musical pieces performed: True colors (Cyndi Lauper), This is me (The Greatest Showman), You're the voice (John Farnham)

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Committee of management

Types of Committees: Social

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: No

 

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