Grey Lynn Community Choir

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Love to sing for the pure joy of it?
We are starting a community choir for those who want to sing with others.
The only prerequisite is that you want to sing!
Come along for some fantastic, fun, uplifting singing.
Can’t read music? Never been in a choir before? Never been trained?
All fine by us!
Of course there will be no auditions.

Philip Griffin
We are very fortunate to have in our community conductor, Philip Griffin to lead and teach us.
Philip has many years of experience with choirs of all levels. He has directed the Woodford Festival Fire Event choir in Queensland with some 400 singers and lots of fire! He founded the Western Australian Trades and Labour Council Choir, formed a women’s community choir for the South Australian Theatre Company, conducted an inclusive choir for several years in Adelaide including performances at the Adelaide International Festival.
On the other end of the spectrum he’s prepared choruses for Opera Australia, rehearsed The Western Australian Symphony Orchestra Singers, sung with the London Philharmonic Chorus and been in many classical choir concerts as soloist, conductor, or chorister.
From Scotland to Auckland, Philip has sung in choirs, conducted choirs, started choirs, arranged for choirs and looks forward to working with our local Grey Lynn Community Choir.

Ukulele  Group
As well as the choir, a ukulele group is starting too. The plan is to play ukulele together before choir rehearsals. So those who are keen can go to both sessions.
Philip  will teach this group too. He is extremely well qualified to do so. Philip has been playing guitars, ukulele, mandolin, bass, and lots of other stringed instruments for more than 35 years.He’s taught plucked stringed instruments in all sorts of situations, from prisons to Bachelor of Music level at The Western Australian Conservatorium of Music.
The ukulele’s a great instrument to get started playing music on!  And if you’ve been playing for a while, come and get involved too… there’s always more to learn!

When and Where
Monday, 31st October 2011 until Monday, 5th December 2011
Rehearsals will be at the Grey Lynn Community Centre
510 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn

Ukulele 6.30 – 7.30 Balcony Room 
$10/night – $50 for 6 weeks ($8 & $40 un-waged)

Choir 7.45 – 9.15 Garden Room 
$10/night – $50 for 6 weeks ($8 & $40 un-waged)

Enquiries:  Philip Griffin
philipgriffin@gmail.com
027 217 9911

 

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