Coming Up

Concessions available on most courses. Help with transport may also be available. Please check the venue listed as we use several venues around town. For further information or support to attend, phone 0800 THE MUSE (0800 843 687) or email us at


SEASONS OF SONG with Rory O'Connor
An opportunity to explore your singing in a supportive group, singing in unison with opportunities to explore harmony. A solo song can be arranged too!
Wednesdays, 7.30pm-9.30pm
December 11, 18 January 8 - 29
Room 6, Phillipstown Hub, 39 Nursery Road, Phillipstown
Pay by affordability or what you think it's worth – suggest $10 per week but you decide.
For further details contact Rory on email or phone 027 953 5331

With Nikki Berry, Doug Brush, Gary Easterbrook and friends
Join Doug Brush and Nikki Berry as they weave the musical magic of Random Acts of Music through the reading of the IPCC report on the state of the climate. This is part of the 1.5 Degrees live
Turn up and play, or observe. The choice is yours. We'll make a great and profound composition together.

Friday, 31st January, 5.30pm - 6.30pm
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū

Term One, 2020

THE KEEPSAKE SINGERS with Steve Langley and Friends
A singing group aimed at meeting the needs of people experiencing memory loss but open to anyone who loves to sing songs from the last five decades.
Mondays, (except public and School holidays)
February 3 - April 6
10.00am - 11.00am (cup of tea @ 11am)
Room 6, Phillipstown Hub, 39 Nursery Road, Phillipstown (map)
Cost by donation (suggested range $2-$10 per week)
Bookings helpful but not essential: Book here

SING GYM with Lisa Tui 
For singers and developing singers who want a regular opportunity to pay attention to their vocal skill set and technique. First night can be attended as a one off event.
Mondays, 7.00pm-8.30pm
February 3 - April 6
Room 6, Phillipstown Hub, 39 Nursery Road, Phillipstown (map)
Cost $100 ($80 for Friends of The Muse) Casual: $12.50 per night.
Bookings essential (even if a returning student): Contact Lisa
For more information contact Lisa on 027 257 2857 or at

ROCKERS OF AGES CHOIRS for elders and aspiring elders
with Nikki Berry & Gary Easterbrook
A chance to sing contemporary and world music in four part harmony in a welcoming, fun environment.
Cost by donation (suggested range $2-$10 per week)
Bookings helpful: Book here
February 4 - April 7
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)

with Nikki Berry and Gary Easterbrook
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. No experience necessary. All welcome.
Wednesdays, 7.30pm - 9.30pm
February 5, 12 19, 26
March 4, 11, 25 (no class on the 18th of March)
Room 6, Phillipstown Hub, 39 Nursery Road, Phillipstown (map)
Cost: $70; First night only: $15 (if you can't afford to pay, just come anyway)
Bookings helpful: Book here or phone Gary 03 981 8729

WEST AFRICAN DRUMMING with Maganui Stewart (and once a term Koffie Fugah)
An opportunity to experience the thrill of West African Drumming with the option of becoming part of a performing group. Perform traditional music and rhythms from Ghana, Guinea, Mali and other countries in West Africa taught by Maganui Stewart under the guidance of master drummer and dancer, Robert Fugah.
The first class can be attended as a one off 'taster' and introduction to West African Drumming.
7 Thursdays: 7.00pm-8.00pm
February 20th & 27th
March 12th & 19th, 26th (no class on 5th of March)
April 2, 9th
Room 6, Phillipstown Hub, 39 Nursery Road, Phillipstown (map)
Cost: Adults $65 (or $60 for Friends of The Muse); Children: $40; First night only: $15
Bookings recommended: Book here

Featuring all the Muse choirs: The Rockers of Ages, Open Song and A Capellago as well as the West African Drumming group with special guest, Lisa Tui. Enjoy an afternoon of heart warming music from around the world, and get a taste of what's going on at The Muse.
Saturday, 28 March, 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Tūranga Library, 60 Cathedral Square


with Nikki Berry & Gary Easterbrook
A course for people who think they can't sing, beginner or shy singers and anyone who wants to learn to sing better.
Friday May 1, 7.30pm-9.30pm
Saturday May 2, 10.00am-5.00pm
Sunday May 3, 10.00am-4.00pm

Room 6, Phillipstown Hub, 39 Nursery Road, Phillipstown (map)
Cost $150 ($140 for Friends of The Muse)
Bookings essential: 
Book here

Concessions available, please enquire on 0800 THE MUSE or email us