YARRA GOSPEL

YARRA GOSPEL

Information current as at APRIL 2017

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Yvonne Giltinan, Musical Director & Conductor, (03) 9816 9413 (AH)

Choir's Email Address: info@yarragospel.org

Choir's Website: www.yarragospel.org

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: Yarra Gospel loves singing gospel music in the community for their own and others enjoyment; practices are as much fun as performances

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Both accompanied & unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 2004

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 65 Desired: New members welcome

Musical Repertoire: Arrangements by Rollo Dilworth, Kirby Shaw, Moses Hogan and traditional Gospel favourites

Musical Director: Yvonne Giltinan

No. of years in current post: since 2004

Previous musical experience: Yvonne has been a Director of Music in schools in the Northern Territory and Hobart, and has conducted community choirs throughout her career; she also gives gospel workshops at conferences, birthday parties and in church services where participants find themselves singing four part harmonies in a very short time

Kareene Deppeler is a music teacher and choral director at MLC, and together the music team run enjoyable and fun rehearsals while preparing for memorable performances

Luke Hutton is an experienced accompanist and an accomplished composer; he provides enthusiastic leadership, especially with the tenors and basses, and makes a valuable contribution to the music team and the choir

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: Gospelfest, Melbourne Singers of Gospel, Rechoired, Yarra Valley Singers

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No, not required

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Come as often as you can Concerts: No

Membership Fees: Weekly fee of $10, Annual Membership fee of $20 which covers insurance

Ability to read music: Desirable but not necessary

Sight-reading ability: Desirable but not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Thursday

Suburb: Hawthorn

Rehearsal venue: Auburn Baptist Church, 597 Burwood Rd

Off-street parking: Yes, at rear of church

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Black with a dash of red

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: n/a

Av. No. of Performances/year: 5-6

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Melbourne Open House; Grape, Graze and Gospel at Killara Estate Winery; Choral@Monsalvat; Cruise on the Yarra River; weddings and birthday parties; Gospel workshops with Kirby Shaw, Rollo Dilworth and Tony Backhouse; Community Choirs Festivals in Surrey Hills, Kew and Hawthorn; A Taste of Gospel@get.wines.direct; Boite Singers Festival in Daylesford; ABC FM Choir of the Year competition

Examples of musical pieces performed: Gospel favourites: O Happy Day, Down by the Riverside, Joyful Joyful, Amazing Grace, Down to the river to pray

Touring: Yes - Regional Victoria

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: An Incorporated Association

Types of Committees: Management

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: By discussion

Hiring fees apply: No

 

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