The Choir 

Soulfood currently has 55 members spread over 5 parts: soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, tenor and bass.  Our members are engineers, music teachers, business managers, physios, journalists, full-time parents, musicians, computer programmers, nurses, psychologists and more, and their ages range from 20 through to 72.

 
 

Membership

Each member is auditioned for the group, and many of our current members have been performing with the group since its inception in 2004.

 

Current membership fees are $575 per year, paid in 2 installments, plus an initial administration fee of $30.

 

Members contribute much more than just their voices to the choir.  We are a community group and so each contributes as they are able to the running of the group. That might be through

  • Providing supper
  • Setting up the rehearsal space
  • Transporting risers to gigs
  • Organising gigs for the group
  • Looking after our finances
  • Arranging songs
  • Leading or assisting to lead sections
  • Serving on the Management Committee
  • Designing flyers for gigs
  • Managing our website
  • Organising our social media
  • And the list goes on.....

Each member has a part to play and in doing so they enable the whole to function.

 

Rehearsals

Soulfood rehearses in Naremburn from 7:15-10.00pm every Thursday.

 

A rehearsal will usually consist of warm-ups, a musical challenge of some sort, intensive work on new repertoire, and "Juke Box Thursday", where an old song is pulled out and dusted off.

 

All our music is performed from memory, and members are expected to practice their music in between rehearsals. An 80% attendance is a required commitment level for each member.