Rockers of Ages

bookingGirl.pngWith Nikki Berry and Gary Easterbrook

This choir can be attended via zoom. Register to receive zoom link.

See our safety plan and guidelines here

TERM FOUR 2023 - 7 February - 5 April

CHRISTCHURCH: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10am - 11.30am
@ Phillipstown Hub, 39 Nursery Road, Room 6, Phillipstown (map)

NORTH CANTERBURY: Tuesdays, 2.15pm - 3.45pm
@ John Knox Church, Cnr High Street and King Street (across from Caltex), Rangiora (map)

For Elders and Aspiring Elders (any age welcome)
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.

  • If you can't sing, you will be taught to sing.
  • If you have lost your voice, you will be helped to get it back.
  • If you need help with transport we will pick you up.
  • If you have a disability, we will accommodate it.
  • If not now, when?

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!

Cost by donation (suggested range $2-$10 per week)
Email us or phone 0800 THE MUSE (0800 843 687) for more information

Click here to download an evaluation of the choirs by Community and Public Health
Click here to see our first Flashmob, June 2012
Click here to see some of our performances.

 (For more information and testimonials, see Nikki's Website)

The Tutors:

Gary-and-Nikki2.jpgNikki 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 has trained in the Estill approach to singing, and the Kodály approach to music education, 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.