YUKANA SINGERS

YUKANA SINGERS

Information current as at FEBRUARY 2014

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Lyn Redfern, Booking Officer, (03) 9801 6301

Choir's Email Address: redfamily@hotmail.com

Choir's Website: n/a

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: The choir was started for the pleasure of its members and the community; any donations received go to charities, such as Camp Quality, Canteen, Peter McCallum Cancer Institute; the name of the choir is taken from the Aboriginal language meaning "Praise"

Voice type: All Female Singers

Choir performs: Accompanied

Year Choir formed: 1960

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 10 Desired: 16

Musical Repertoire: Music from Broadway shows, negro spirituals, sacred music, and many others

Musical Director: Marion Rowe

No. of years in current post: since 2012

Previous musical experience: Marion sang with Dandenong Primary and High School Choirs, the church choir, and later the Victorian Concert Choirs; elocution lessons from teacher Ruby Winston resulted in Marion achieving an Associate Diploma, ALCM, from the London College of Music; Marion also took singing lessons from Millicent Osmond at the Melba Memorial Conservatory East Melbourne; she joined the Yukanas in 1984, becoming Assistant Conductor 1996

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: n/a

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No; all ages welcome

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: Yes Concerts: Yes

Membership Fees: $100 p.a.

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): Wednesday

Suburb: Boronia

Rehearsal venue: Uniting Church, Boronia

Off-street parking: Yes

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Top supplied by choir, long black skirt by the members

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: various

Av. No. of Performances/year: 25 - 30

Sample; all performances are during the daytime

Examples of musical pieces performed: Varied programs to suit all tastes

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Committee

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: Yes

Available for hire to other groups: No

 

Back to ... ALPHABETICAL INDEX OF CHOIRS & VOCAL ENSEMBLES


DISCLAIMER : Whilst much care has been taken in compiling the information in this Guide, it is possible that errors may have occurred. So, please email the Editor at karina.gough@bigpond.com with corrections, and they will be made as soon as possible.

Copyright © Karina Gough WARNING: All Site content is owned by the Editor, and is not to be reproduced elsewhere without permission of the Editor.