KENSINGERS: THE KENSINGTON COMMUNITY CHOIR

KENSINGERS: THE KENSINGTON COMMUNITY CHOIR

Information current as at AUGUST 2022

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Kensington Neighbourhood House, (03) 9376 6366

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

Choir's Website: www.kensingtonneighbourhoodhouse.com/courses/kensingers-kensington-community-choir

 

DETAILS ABOUT THE CHOIR

Vision statement / Artistic goals: To have fun and create entertaining performances

Voice type: SATB

Choir performs: Unaccompanied

Year Choir formed: 1996

No. of Singing Members - Currently: 20 Desired: 30

Musical Repertoire: Popular, World, Spiritual, Classical, Musical Theatre, Australian and Combined

Musical Director: Anne Vercoe

No. of years in current post: since 2022

Previous musical experience: Anne completed a teaching degree at Monash and then went on to undertake a Graduate Diploma in Musical Theatre and Opera at the Victorian College of The Arts; she spent time as an actor (Neighbours and Blue Heelers) and performs in a duo called Timeless Melodies; currently, Anne works as a high school French Teacher and leads the Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre choir; Anne is open to leading a range of singing types, including Irish melodies, contemporary songs, jazz arrangements plus whatever choir members would like to throw into the mix; Anne scatters a little bit of theory into choir sessions, but not too much!

Choir's past collaborations with other musical groups: SEAM's Climate Change Project, Harmony for Humanity (We Are Lightening production)

 

JOINING REQUIREMENTS

Audition: No

Minimum Attendance policy - Rehearsals: No Concerts: No

Membership Fees: $100 (full), $50 (conc) per school term

Ability to read music: Not necessary

Sight-reading ability: Not necessary

 

REHEARSAL ARRANGEMENTS

Av. No. of rehearsals/week: 1

Usual rehearsal night(s): Tuesday

Suburb: Kensington

Rehearsal venue: Kensington Neighbourhood House

Off-street parking: No

 

PERFORMANCES

Performance Apparel: Black and red

Av. No. of Concert Programs/year: 4

Av. No. of Performances/year: 4

Sample of the Choir's past Concert Venues: Christ Church Kensington (Asylum Seeker Benefit Concert)

Examples of musical pieces performed: Benedictus, Crazy, Deep Blue Sea, Intentional, All the Wild Wonders, Everybody's free (to feel good)

Touring: No

 

CHOIR'S ADMINISTRATION

Administration / Governance arrangements for the Choir: Community Group Neighbourhood House

Types of Committees: N/A

 

MUSIC LIBRARY

Own collection of music scores: No

 

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