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Eastside Arts Update
April 2005 - Club A Cappella + singing and instrumental workshops!

By Christina Mimmocchi
Posted Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Welcome to Eastside Arts News
@ Paddington Uniting Church (home of Paddington Markets)
2 Newcombe Street,
Paddington 2021
ph: 9331 2646
www.eastsidearts.org.au (news and info - what‚s on - concerts - workshops)

Dates For Your Diary (see below for details)

Friday nights, 8.30 - Café Carnivale
Saturday 30 April, 8pm - Club A Cappella
Monday nights in May - percussion and Latin American music workshops
Tuesday nights in May - harmony singing workshops with Chris Wheeler
Sunday 29 May, 1pm - Chapel of the Human Voice workshop
Sunday 26 June, 7.30pm - Chapel of the Human Voice workshop + local choir Another Roadside Attraction
Upcoming Concerts

Café Carnivale is back!

Eastside Arts is now hosting Café Carnivale, presented by Musica Viva and curated by Justo Diaz, every Friday night. Bar and kitchen open at 8pm and the music starts at 8.30. Come along and enjoy a feast of world music presented by a range of some of Sydney‚s most exciting performers. For full program details, including Café membership enquiries, visit www.cafecarnivale.com.au or phone 1800 688 482.

Club A Cappella is back too!

Eastside Arts is committed to continuing the fine legacy established by the Sydney A Cappella Association (now sadly demised) by providing a community place for singers to perform, develop and enjoy vocal music. Club A Cappella will be presented throughout the year starting with a special celebration to welcome the community back to Eastside:

Entry by gold coin donation (everyone = singers and non-singers!) and a plate to contribute to supper. This is a community celebration and choirs are donating their time.

The bar (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be open. No BYO. BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL as seating is extremely limited due to licensing laws. And - let's face it - choirs provide a lot of bums for a lot of seats!

Saturday 30 April, 8pm (doors open 7.30)
Sing Out Mama
Nothing Without Belinda
Unaccompanied Baggage
+ special guests
The Singing Room

The Singing Room welcomes all singers to join a four-week introduction to singing in harmony led by Christine Wheeler. Whether you have never sung before or you want to brush up on a few warbling techniques, this course is designed to inspire, encourage and give the vocal chords a good work-out. The group may form the basis of an ongoing choir here @ Eastside.

Workshop times: 7-9pm on Tuesdays 3, 10, 17 and 24 May in the church. Cost: $60/$48 for all four workshops

Bookings are essential - please email info@eastsidearts.org.au or phone 9331 2646 to register your interest.
The Music Room

Percussion Workshops

Due to success of the first series of percussion workshops led by Sergio Mulet, and because some current students want to continue, we are presenting a second workshop program in May. There are a few places for those who want to join. BYO percussion instruments if you have them. Sergio will also have a selection you can use.

Workshop times: 7.45 to 9.15pm on Mondays 2, 9, 16 and 23 May in the church

Cost: $60/$48 for all four workshops
Bookings are essential - please email info@eastsidearts.org.au or phone 9331 2646 to register your interest.

Latin American Music Workshop

This is a new workshop program. It aims to introduce Latin American songs and styles for instrumentalists and singers. Instruments you could bring along include include guitar, quena, charango, zamponas and of course your voice. BYO instrument or talk to Justo about borrowing one for the class. The workshops are led by Juan Carlos Rios and Olympia Karanges and coordinated by Justo Diaz.

Workshop times: 6-7.30pm on Mondays 2, 9, 16 and 23 May in the church.
Cost: $60/$48 for all four workshops. Family price: $20. Children welcome!

Chapel of the Human Voice

Inspiring Joy! Choir and Performance Workshop #3 (last in series ˆ term one) continue with a vocal workshop on 29 May 1-4pm, led by Tanya Sparke. It‚s not too late to join in! The Workshop Series Culminating concert takes place on 26 June at 7.30pm featuring workshop participants and guest choir Another Roadside Attraction.

The Chapel of the Human Voice is a gathering place for voices - World Sacred Music, Gospel, Taize, Celtic, Indigenous and chants.

$30/$25 for the final workshop. Bookings essential - info@eastsidearts.org.au or phone 9331 2646.
Over To You

Got an idea for a concert, event or workshop at Eastside Arts? We want to hear from you. Drop us a line at info@eastsidearts.org.au. As we are still formulating the year‚s program, please be patient with us if it takes us a little while to get back to you.

Eastside also has performance/workshop spaces for hire at reasonable prices.

The staff at Eastside Arts are:

Carol Hirt, Arts Manager carol@eastsidearts.com.au
Justo Diaz, Artist-in-Residence justodiaz@hotmail.com
Christina Mimmocchi, Projects Coordinator christina@eastsidearts.org.au