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Read Barbara Ann Grant’s latest concert review ‘A Revelatory Feast of Opera’. Reviewed in the Nelson Mail 16 May 2016.

May 22nd, 2016

Listen to Barbara Ann Grant’s interview with Nelson radio Fresh FM. You can check out the new brand profile here

March 1st, 2014

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    Join a Choir

    Want to join a choir? Find all the details below to help your search. There are about as many choirs in the Nelson/Tasman region as you’ve had hot dinners – there’s bound to be one here for you! If you know of a choir not listed here, please email me and I’ll be happy to add it!

    Nelson Civic Choir

    Conductor: Carl Brunning

    Contact Person: Diana Mellor

    Phone: 03 542 3230

    Email: dimellor@hotmail.com

    Rehearsal Time: 7 pm

    Rehearsal Day: Tuesday

    Venue: Nelson School of Music, Nile St, Nelson

    Repertoire: Major Choral Works

    Performance Type: Oratorio, Baroque, Concert Versions of Opera and Operetta and light popular items

    Audition format: ‘Open’ as for community choir

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    Take A Chance Singers

    Director: Hilary Sinclair

    Contact Person: Hilary Sinclair

    Phone: 03 528 9002

    Email: hilarys@xtra.co.nz

    Rehearsal Time: 7.30 – 9.30

    Rehearsal Day: Tuesday

    Rehearsal Venue: Waimea College

    Venue Address: Salisbury Rd

    Approx size: 60 SATB

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    Nelson Bays Harmony Chorus

    Conductor: Janet Roland

    Contact: Contact here

    Web: www.nelsonharmony.org.nz

    Rehearsal Time: 7 – 10 pm

    Venue: Waimea Club, Richmond

    Repertoire: Women’s Barbershop

    Performance Type: Barbershop arrangements of light, popular and traditional pieces

    Audition format: ‘Open’ as for community choir

    Approx. Size: 40 (Women)

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    Chroma Choir

    Director: Alan K. Gray

    Contact: Annette Monti

    Phone: 03 548 4224

    Email: montis@xtra.co.nz

    Rehearsal Time: 7 – 9 pm

    Rehearsal Day: Monday

    Venue: Nelson Cathedral

    Repertoire: Classical repertoire – formal works from Renaissance to contemporary

    Performance Type: Madrigals, motets, masses to 20th century composers. Mainly unaccompanied.

    Audition format: At the discretion of the director Alan K. Gray, but for experienced choristers. Sight reading ability expected.

    Size: 24 SATB (8 per part) current vacancies for tenors and basses

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    Nelson Male Voice

    Director: Andrea Hamilton

    Phone: 540 2234

    Contact: Iain Campbell

    Email: iaincampbell@xtra.co.nz

    Rehearsal Time: 6.45 pm

    Rehearsal Day: Monday

    Venue: Nelson School of Music, Nile St, Nelson

    Repertoire: Classical to modern

    Performance Type: Join a choir focusing on Folk songs and classical to pop

    Audition format: Join for a few weeks. If keen to continue you will be asked to sing something for the director.

    Size: Approx 35

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    Nelson Community Choir

    Director: Alice Robin

    Phone: 03 553 0448

    Email: alice@leavesofgreen.co.nz

    Rehearsal Time: 7 – 9 pm

    Rehearsal Day: Monday

    Venue: The Boat House, 326 Wakefield Quay

    Repertoire: All styles – pop, rock, gospel, world etc.

    Audition Format: No audition, all welcome.

    Size: Variable, about 70 currently

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    Beginners Singers – This course will not be offered in 2014

    Director: Barbara Ann Grant

    Phone: 03 547 9769

    Contact: Kathryn Schlater – Nayland Adult Continuing Education Coordinator

    Email: kathryns@nayland.school.nz

    Rehearsal Time: 7 – 9 pm

    Rehearsal Day: Thursday

    Venue: Nayland Secondary School – Music Department Performing Arts Centre (PAC)

    Repertoire: Easy learning simple unison and harmony pieces from classics to modern

    Performance Type: Folk songs and classical to pop

    Audition format: No audition – all welcome, no requirement to read music

    Size: Approx 8 – 20

    Start: Next course starts Term 2 2014

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    Off Your Rockers

    Contact: Robyn Beckingsale

    Phone: 03 539 4724

    Repertoire: Modern rock and New Zealand songs

    Performance Type: Over 60’s choir modelled on the ‘Young at Heart’ choir phenomenon

    Size: 50 SATB (at last communication this choir was seeking additional tenors)

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