This non-auditioned choir is open to anyone who wants to sing. No previous experience necessary. Scholarships and concessions available.
Lose yourself in the crowd and find yourself in the collective sound, Singing joyful rhythmic songs from Africa, Rich dark harmonies from Israel and Eastern Europe, contemporary rock songs and the sweet sounds of the Pacific. Play fun musicianship games, and develop musicianship and singing skills.
Tuesdays, during school terms, October 10 - December 12
7.30pm - 9.00pm (7.00pm Musicianship Class)
Room 6, Phillipstown Hub, 39 Nursery Road, Phillipstown (map)
Suggested contribution $80 casual rate:$15 per night, (or pay what you can afford)
Bookings helpful: Book here or phone Gary 021 1811 496
There is an optional musicianship class for Open Song members from 7.00pm - 7.30pm
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 is currently completing her Kodály certificate, is trained in the Estill approach to singing 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.