May activities in East Melbourne

May activities in East Melbourne

The East Melbourne Neighbour Network (EMNN) aims to create a thriving and inclusive community and provide a range of enjoyable health and wellbeing activities for people of all ages.

Our Term 2, 2024 Health & Wellbeing Program of activities is up and running, and it’s not too late to join if you’re interested. Activities include:

  • Monday: Chair Yoga (10.30am); Gentle Yoga (5.30pm); Book Group (7pm)
  • Tuesday: Walking Group (8.30am); Mindful Matt Pilates (9am); Book Group (12pm); Community Choir (7pm)
  • Thursday: Pilates (9am and 10.30am); Ukulele (3pm)
  • Friday: Gentle Exercise (9.30am); Social Morning Coffee (10.30am – monthly). Rotating days: Intergenerational Activities

The East Melbourne Community Choir is seeking new members!

Established in February 2023 with the support of a grant from the City of Melbourne, the East Melbourne Community Choir is a friendly, relaxed group of community members who enjoy singing together. 

Membership is open to experienced singers and beginners; those who read music and those who don’t. Anyone is welcome! 

The choir sings an eclectic repertoire of music including musicals, pop, folk and classical in two- and three-part harmony as well as rounds and some unison.  

Musical director Robyn Cooper-Bugg is an experienced professional singer and performer in opera, music theatre, cabaret and in recital.

She is a teacher of classical, music theatre and some contemporary repertoire and is a specialist in vocal technique, performance and stage skills, and languages.

Robyn is a great fit for the choir and provides a nurturing environment for members, as she draws on her vast professional experience in a variety of vocal and performing technical skills.

Pianist Andrea Chan is an experienced musician and classically trained pianist.

Since 1985, Andrea has performed as a soloist and pianist for various ensembles (stage bands, jazz bands and choirs); has enjoyed playing at special occasions (weddings, corporate events, etc.); and has worked as an accompanist for instrumentalists in their AMEB exams at the VCA.

Andrea has a post-graduate certificate of education and has enjoyed teaching and mentoring in recent years. She remains a lifelong student of music herself and is an encouraging mentor for the choir.

Rehearsals take place every Tuesday during school term running from 7pm to 8.30pm each week at Unitarian Church, 110 Grey St, East Melbourne.

For further information contact: Sue and Ann-Maree via email.

Please join us and help bring our community together through the joy of singing. •

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