Urban Sea Shanties Community Choir

Producer:
Fred Smith and Andrew Price
Writer:
Fred Smith
Directed By:
Andrew Price and Fred Smith
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A joyful massed choir experience centered around the mirth and magic of Fred Smith's songs

Synopsis

Fred Smith’s Urban Sea Shanties started as a CD recorded with The Spooky Men’s Chorale. It evolved into a live stage show with Men in Suits, and most recently into a mixed, massed choir project run by Kingston City Council. The project sees a choir formed from existing local choirs who rehearse under a choir leader, with guidance from Andrew and Fred. Andrew attends a number of rehearsals through the process to finetune, and Fred joins for the last couple of rehearsals before the performance(s).

The choir learns 12-14 of Fred’s original songs, with arrangements that are reasonably challenging but great fun to sing. Sheet music and practise audio tracks are made available for all songs. The process culminate with one or more performances, with Fred and his band providing a wonderful accompaniment to the large choral sound. At its heart, this is a participatory singing project – our previous choristers haved loved the experience, and being a large choir, they usually bring a decent-sized audience, who all have a great time with Fred’s songs and story telling.

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Technical Information

Technical Rating:
C
Touring Party:
6
Bump-in Time:
4
hrs
Bump-out Time:
2
hrs
Interval:
Yes

Lighting

General lighting and some spots

Audio

Mics and PA sufficient for 5 piece band. Choir may or may not need condenser mics depending on size of venue.

Staging

It’s a band and a choir, plus access to a projector and screen if possible.

Transport Notes

Own vehicles

Audience & Marketing Notes

Music lovers, choristers and their families, Fred SMith fans and anyone with a sense of humour will love this show.

Selling Points

  • Comedy mixed with sublime musicality make this a great night out. Australia’s most interesting songwriter gets together with Melbourne’s finest musicians and a choir full of people you’ve probably met at the shops - what could go wrong!?

Community Engagement

  • The whole project is a massive community engagement activity!

Details

Contact

Andrew

Price

0419604444

Audience

All ages

Venue Format

All, though we'll need a fair bit of floor space depending on the size of the choir

Duration

120 Minutes

Available Until

01/01/2024

Budget & Fees

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Remount: $3000

Weekly Sell Off: $0

Per Performance: $4000

Apra Obligations:
Songs in this performance are registered with APRA. Unless otherwise discussed, Artist will list the performance in annual performance return.

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