Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Singing trend sees new choir start in Hope

Singing trend sees new choir start in Hope


A new choir in Hope will offer all the benefits that are making singing one of the hottest trends in recreational activities.

Voice practitioner Alice Robin moved to Nelson from the UK 18 months ago and already has a choir that attracts over 50 people to weekly sessions at The Boathouse. Now she has plans to take the successful formula to Tasman residents with a choir planned for Hope.

Alice believes there are several reasons why community choirs that take all-comers without auditions are so popular.

“These are non-judgemental, inclusive groups, everyone is welcome, and as we are learning by ear, joining in is easy regardless of experience,” she says. ‘I think community choirs are popular because in our hi-tech age people just respond to something that’s simple – getting together with other people in real time to make music.”

Alice adds that singing benefits health via better posture, breathing and circulation.

“Morning singing is especially uplifting and can give you a really good workout – not just for your body but also for your brain,” she says. “I want to encourage anyone who’s at all interested to come along and give it a go.”

The repertoire of songs ranges from pop, soul and gospel to folk and funk, with ethnic songs from around the world as well as the occasional classical piece.

The new community choir will meet weekly on Friday mornings 10am – 12 noon in the Youth Hall at Hope Community Church, Ranzau Road. The first session is on Friday July 25 and is free with no obligation to join up. The ongoing cost is $8 per week prepaid for the whole term or $10 per session. For more information call Alice on 03 553 0448 or alice@leavesofgreen.co.nz . Excellent parking & disabled access.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Theatre: Ralph McCubbin Howell Wins 2014 Bruce Mason Award

The Bruce Mason Playwriting Award was presented to Ralph McCubbin Howell at the Playmarket Accolades in Wellington on 23 November 2014. More>>

ALSO:

One Good Tern: Fairy Tern Crowned NZ Seabird Of The Year

The fairy tern and the Fiji petrel traded the lead in the poll several times. But a late surge saw it come out on top with 1882 votes. The Fiji petrel won 1801 votes, and 563 people voted for the little blue penguin. More>>

Music Awards: Lorde Reigns Supreme

Following a hugely successful year locally and internationally, Lorde has done it again taking out no less than six Tuis at the 49th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. More>>

ALSO:

EPMU: Fourth Pike River Anniversary

Representatives of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union are proud to stand with the Pike River families to mark four years since 29 men lost their lives. More>>

ALSO:

'Kindara': Unusual Ginger Coloured Kiwi Chick Released To Taupo Creche

A cute little kiwi chick with an unusual ginger tinge to its feathers has just been released to Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary Kiwi Creche in Taupo after hatching at Rainbow Springs' Kiwi Encounter. More>>

Werewolf: The Complicatist : Bob Dylan Himself, And By Others

Bob Dylan is about to release a six CD version of the entire Basement Tapes sessions he recorded with the Band 40 years ago. To mark the occasion, I’ve rustled together some favourite cover versions of Dylan songs, and a few lesser-known tracks by the great man. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: Gone Girl : The Trouble With Amy

Philip Matthews: Three words to describe the David Fincher film Gone Girl: cynical, topical and ridiculous. Ridiculous isn’t a negative. More>>

ALSO:

11/11: Armistice Day Peace Vigils

On Armistice Day 2014, the second in the series of peace vigils that will take place three times each year during the World War One centenary will be held in Hokianga, Whangarei, Auckland, Tauranga, Otaki, Lower Hutt, Wellington and Takaka. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news