What a musical year 2017 is shaping up to be, as we enjoy the fabulous opportunities the enLIGHTen Me project has brought to Birregurra! It is this project, as well as Louise Brown's planned Freedom Concert, that has motivated us to tweak the Musical Mondays program for 2017.
- During 2017, Musical Mondays will be held every last Monday of the month, from February through to, and including, November.
- Birregurra Community Arts Group has re-committed it's financial support for the Birregurra Singing Circle for the year and it also will run every last Monday of the month @ 7pm as part of Musical Mondays. All are welcome and the sessions are $5 per person and include a cuppa. A perfect opportunity for you OMMers to keep your vocal chords tuned until Louise's rehearsals for the Freedom Concert start. I look forward to sing with all of you.
- The 2017 Musical Monday timetable is now in place and on offer is the following.
10 am to 11 am Zither Run - a zither run is a 1 hour lesson to get the most out of your zither. We cover tuning, care, playing and navigating the tune-sheets. Everything you need to take your zither 'for a run' and just play. Suitable for all skill levels. $10 per session, includes tune-sheets and morning tea.
11:30 am to 12 noon Beyond the Strum - an auto-harp lesson helping you to get the most out of your auto-harp. We cover tuning, care and techniques. The $30 session cost can be divided i.e. 3 players = $10 each and includes sheet music and a cuppa.
Please note that for the above lessons we have instruments available for you to use, should you not yet have your own zither or auto-harp, so why not give it a go?
1 pm to 2:30 pm - Running with Zithers Ensemble rehearsal - the Running with Zithers Ensemble is a group of zither players who are challenging themselves to take their zither beyond personal play and are practicing to play and harmonize in a group. Membership is voluntary and costs $10 per year to cover sheet-music copyrights.
3 pm to 4 pm - Zither Run - a zither run is a 1 hour lesson to get the most out of your zither. We cover tuning, care, playing and navigating the tune-sheets. Everything you need to take your zither 'for a run' and just play. Suitable for all skill levels. $10 per session, includes tune-sheets and afternoon tea.
4 pm to 5 pm - Family Music Sessions with John James - These are fun, family music tasters introducing music to children of all ages through an eclectic range of instruments. $5 per session.
5 pm to 6 pm - Harmonica Riffs with Ron Eichler - private or group lessons in playing the Blues Harmonica - $30 per session, can be divided, 3 players = $10 each
7 pm to 8:30 - Birregurra Singing Circle - Birregurra's Community Singing Group, singing for fun because it is sooo good for us. Everyone's welcome $5.
Musical Mondays is a Running with Zithers enterprise with the support of BCAG for the Birregurra Singing Circle.