Our highest priority is providing our clients with memorable performances. This glossary clarifies the types of performances we arrange. In each customized proposal, we suggest performances appropriate for the ensemble and destination.
Clinics are often held in churches, school auditoriums or rehearsal spaces. Ensembles perform selections of their repertoire and receive instruction from a respected local music director. Typical lengths range from 45-60 minutes per ensemble. There are no audiences.
Church recitals occur in historically or acoustically inspiring churches or cathedrals, usually during the day on weekdays or Saturdays. Gateway obtains advance authorization and secures a performance time. Typical lengths range from 15-45 minutes. Audiences are ambient, comprised of people visiting the church.
Church services allow ensembles to contribute music as part of a scheduled service. Ensembles may be asked to contribute any or all of the following: prelude, service components, postlude, post-service recital. Audiences are comprised of people attending the service. You may also be invited to perform a brief recital immediately following the service.
Community Service Concert
Community service concert venues may include hospitals, community centers, after-school centers and retirement communities. Typical lengths range from 30-60 minutes. Audiences are comprised of people living in or using these spaces.
Events for performing ensembles include parades, bowl games, competitive and non-competitive music festivals, cultural and civic celebrations and historic commemorations. Audiences will vary greatly from one event to another.
Impromptu performances occur spontaneously in aesthetically inspiring spaces such as cathedrals, historic landmarks, monuments and memorial sites. Gateway does not obtain advance authorization and does not secure a performance time. Audiences are ambient, comprised of people visiting the site.
Promoted concert venues may include school or community auditoriums, concert halls, churches or outdoor stages. Concerts may be independent, comprise part of a concert series, benefit a local charity or include a local ensemble. Typical lengths range from 45-90 minutes. Audiences are attracted through promotion. Promotion varies by location and may include posters and flyers, event listings, invitations and press releases to radio stations and newspapers.
Public performances occur in spaces or locations that attract the general public. Indoor venues may include museums, aquariums and shopping centers. Outdoor venues may include bandstands, park gazebos, courtyards, monuments, town squares and theme parks. Gateway obtains advance authorization and secures a performance time. Typical lengths range from 30-60 minutes. Audiences are ambient, comprised of people visiting the site.
School Exchange Concert
School exchange concerts are held in rehearsal rooms or auditoriums at local schools. Audiences are comprised of students at the local school, ranging from members of one ensemble to larger segments of the student body.