TERM TWO 2013
7 Wednesdays, 7.30pm - 9.30pm
29 May - 10 JULY
Forfar Courts, 95 Forfar Street, St. Albans
Cost: $70.00 First night only: $15.00
(If you can't afford to pay, just come anyway)
Concert: 8.00pm, 10 July, St. Chad's Church, 1 Carnarvon Street. Linwood
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, Uplifting African American Gospel and the sweet sounds of the Pacific.
Open Song is an ongoing world music choir, run by Nikki Berry that is open to members at the start of each term. It lasts for seven Wednesday nights. The first night is a chance to go through most of the songs, and for people to 'test the waters' if they are new to the group. Then we rehearse for the next six weeks, and on the last night, host a concert for our friends and family. This concert is also a good opportunity for solo singers to perform in a supportive atmosphere.
Although we have a steady core group who attend many Open Song choirs, it's fine to sign up for one or more, term by term.
Open to people of all ages and abilities
Cost - $70.00 or $15.00 for first night only
(If you can't afford to pay, just come anyway!)
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.