Meeting of Waiheke Choral Society
Held on 07 May 2018 at Maya and Andy Spence’s house
Saskia Herren, Mark James, Andy Spence, Maya Spence, Susan Triggs, Nicolas Herren, Gavin Smart, Ariane Duclos
These are ready, can the committee check for errors before these are filed online and sent out. Mark to send to the Charities Commission
Mozart Concert to be held at St Peters on May 26th 14:00 and 27th 16:00
Choir to be there 60 minutes before the concert starts
Practise Day - Intensive
Sunday 13th May 1:30 to 4:00 at St Peters
The posters are printed and posted around the Island.
The name of the choir was missing from the poster so Saskia will amend the electronic version for online advertising.
Mark has written an article for the Gulf News and although there is no guarantee these are usually published.
Advertising – Advertisements going into Gulf News and Marketplace. Mark to organise.
Andy to talk to Chris Walker about a radio interview for Ariane and Sakia and also about recording the concert.
Willie and Janneke will play the clarinet. Andy will ask Ben if he would be interested in playing the violin.
There was some discussion around the pros and cons of an acoustic piano verses an electric piano. Carolyn is happy to play either, but prefers the electronic. We will take the piano to the church and compare the sound so we know for another time.
Dee has tickets for sale and they can also be bought at Shop the Rock
Richard and Mary to be sent complimentary tickets
Usually $150 for the church per performance
$200 to move the piano
Small gift for the Conductor and Pianist (Maya)
Dee is organising programs
Tea and Coffee after the concert - Mark/Susan to organise
Half choir to bring a plate each day
What to wear
Black skirt or trousers, black shoes
Single colour on the top, ¾ sleeves
Format of the Concert
President to introduce the choir and housekeeping and then Ariane will introduce the concert.
Friday 8th June at Onetangi Hall. 6:00 for dinner.
Ham – Triggs
Roast Vegetable – Herrens
Curry – Andy
Decorate the Hall – 16:00. Spence, Triggs, Herren
Andy to see if we could borrow the Rotary projector.
Maya to look at gathering some show music
Rest of the Year
George Kahi has asked us to join the massed choirs to sing at Matariki on 22 July – E Pari Ra which will last about 4 minutes.
Choir will start again on June 12th and begin practising the Puccini with the concert to be sometime in October.
Committee to ask Rosemary Adler if she would help us with the Christmas concert, to take much the same format as last year.
There was some discussion around a conductor for 2018. Saskia to approach the university to see if there would be someone who would be interested in a conducting internship. We will also discuss with Richard if he is interested in continuing and see if Ariane will be coming back to New Zealand. If anyone else has any connections or ideas please put them forward.
The age of the choir precludes some of the musicals and other musicals are now very dated. Everyone to consider musicals – Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar.
Andy will consider directing.
Before Christmas how about a flash mob in the supermarket or at the ferry building.
Meeting ended at 09:30