Glee Plus

Glee Plus is the big sibling group to Glee Club for singers who are ready for a bit more of a challenge.

Glee Plus is a little different from ordinary choirs and here’s why:

  • We work in short seasons towards a performance so you only have to commit for a couple of months at a time.
  • We work fast. We usually get through four or five songs in a rehearsal. If you feel like you missed a bit, we give you practice tracks and music so you can go over it yourself at home.
  • We don’t have Tea Break in the middle of our rehearsals. We have Wine Time!
  • No dusty church halls. We rehearse at the fabulous Butterfly Club in the CBD and perform at iconic venues. Some places we’ve performed are: MONA, The Melba Spiegeltent, The Melbourne Town Hall, The State Library of Victoria, The Old Melbourne Gaol, The Malthouse Theatre and Rippon Lea Historic Homestead and we’re always coming up with new and exciting ideas.
  • No uniforms. We’d rather you wear clothes that you feel comfortable and confident in.
  • No auditions and no experience necessary. We understand that singers will all have different strengths and experiences so give you all the practice tools you need to participate fully.
  • No touchy-feely. You don’t need to tell us your ‘journey’ or why you like to sing. We understand that singing is important to everyone in a different way and get on with the actual singing!

Interested? Here’s what’s planned for the first half of 2018:

Glee Plus at the Ballarat Begonia Festival
Rehearsal times:  Saturdays 4:15-6:15 at The Butterfly Club
Rehearsal dates: Feb 3 – March 10
Performance date: March 12 in the Ballarat Botanic Gardens.  Exact time TBC but it will be early afternoon.
Cost: $190 with a 10% discount for returning Gleebers

What we’ll be doing: We’ve been asked to prepare a one-hour bracket which is absolutely huge for 6 weeks of rehearsal. Therefore, we’ll be doing slightly simpler repertoire than normal and lots of it!  The challenge will be in learning a large amount of material in a fairly short space of time.  We won’t have time to fit any solos in to this season. We’ve got a fabulous list of fun songs with singable harmonies – you’ll have a ball learning this lot!

Cocktail Hour with Glee Plus
Rehearsal times:  Saturdays 4:15-6:15 at The Butterfly Club
Rehearsal dates: April 28 – June 23 (no rehearsal June 9 due to Queen’s Birthday weekend)
Performance date: June 24 in the evening.  Venue TBC
Cost: $250 with a 10% discount for returning Gleebers

What we’ll be doing: A program of light jazz, show tunes and lounge music just perfect for cocktail hour.  There’ll be some opportunities for solo singing – the usual Glee Plus rules apply: if you want a solo, you get one. But the main focus will be on some lovely crunchy jazz harmonies and creating a smooth and sophisticated atmosphere for our audience.

Solo workshops
We’ll run a couple of masterclass-style solo workshops between the two seasons.  These will be an opportunity to try out some solo repertoire in a supportive environment and to catch up with your fellow Plussers.  Pencil Saturday mornings on March 24 and April 14 in your diary and we’ll confirm details for these in the New Year.

How do I sign up?

It’s very easy!  We’re only doing registrations for the first season at the Begonia Festival at this stage.  Simply email Vicky here to have your name added to the list and write the dates in your diary!  We’ll be in touch early 2018 with info about music and payments.

For more information about Glee Plus, email Vicky at glee.club@optusnet.com.au