There must be something in the water at the Northern Rivers Conservatorium because the place is (almost) literally giving birth to choirs.
There is a choir for kids that meets every Monday afternoon at 4.30pm, but recently the InChoir group was joined by baby Lilybel, daughter of choir director Imogen Wolf.
Imogen has been running choirs in Lismore and Bangalow for many years and her songsters missed her so much when she had six months off when Lilybel was born that they are happy to have her back with bub helping to run the rehearsals on Thursday at 5pm.
Also coming to the Con is a new choir run by Nicholas Routley, who trained as an orchestra conductor in London and has conducted for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Nicholas ran the famous Sydney Chamber Choir for 30 years, performing classical works by Bach and Handel as well as contemporary Australian composers. He has lived in the area for a few years and this new choir is an opportunity to establish a chamber choir in Lismore. It is so new it is yet to hit upon a name, but interest in auditioning to join is starting to take off.
If you have a song in your heart and the bathroom is too small to contain your talent, or you need the safety of numbers to perform in public, one of these choirs may suit you (and spare your family). For further information phone the Northern Rivers Conservatorium on 6621 2266.
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