For Elders and Aspiring Elders (any age welcome)
Christchurch Central, St Albans, Sumner, North Canterbury
With support from Community & Public Health.
These groups sing songs from around the world as well as fun and funky songs from the last five decades in harmony. It is a chance to have a lot of fun, and it really doesn't matter what your voice is like, or whether you think you can sing or not. Every practise includes time for a cup of tea and a chance to get to know each other. Music is provided, but you don't need to be able to read music. There are NO AUDITIONS.
Although this group is aimed at meeting the needs of older adults, anyone is welcome to come along. Young children welcome.
Four independent singing groups that come together occasionally for group performances. You can join any one, or all four!
13th February to 11th April
Central: Tuesdays, 10am-12pm, Room 6, Phillipstown Hub, 39 Nursery Road, Phillipstown (map)
North Canterbury: Tuesdays, 2pm-4pm, St John’s Church, 353 High Street, Rangiora (map)
Sumner: Wednesdays, 10am-12pm, Sumner Bridge Club, 57 Dryden Street, Sumner (map)
St Albans: Wednesdays, 2pm-4pm, Forfar Courts, 95 Forfar Street, St Albans (map)
Cost by donation (suggested range $2-$10 per week)
Email us or phone 0800 THE MUSE (0800 843 687) for more information
Nikki Berry's background is as a songwriter, community choir leader, arranger and singing teacher. Over the years she has trained as an audio engineer, been an instrument maker, played bass and guitar in a range of original bands, and taught general music skills to adults and young people. She currently leads the exuberant world music choir, A Capellago, and leads workshops for singers throughout New Zealand.
Gary Easterbrook grew up in Whangarei, and has flown airplanes, driven trucks, worked in forestry, flirted with television... the list goes on. His musical career has been equally varied - from heavy rock to bluegrass and country, blues and jazz to world music. He learned piano as an eleven year old, took up guitar at fourteen, then bass guitar and back to piano (with a dabble on drums along the way). He's now happy on all these instruments, and also arranges music for choirs. Besides music, Gary loves surfing, sea kayaking and photography.