Known simply as 'The King', Presley is one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th century. Commercially successful in many genres, including pop, rockabilly, blues and gospel, he is the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music, with estimated sales of around 600 million. Come and help us out with everything from You Ain't Nothin But A Hound Dog, Love Me Tender & Suspicious Minds to Viva Las Vegas! No experience needed. All voices welcome. Elvis is back in the building!
There will be a choir class on Monday 12th June, the long weekend.
Kate Maclurcan has years of experience in mandolin ensembles, bluegrass bands and performs widely as a folk musician. She has run numerous choirs at NSCC including The Summer of Love, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Cat Stevens, The Beatles and most recently, Simon & Garfunkel. Like those, this term’s choir will be part-singalong/ part choir,with the primary aim of having fun! You might be a veteran of choirs - or you might never have sung outside your bathroom walls. You are all welcome! ‘(music) can capture my heart - yet somehow set it free. It can tear me to pieces, yet somehow make me whole. It gives me hope and feeds my soul.' - Eric Bogle Here are some comments from 'Summer of Love' participants: “Thanks for your teaching prowess and enthusiasm and making it so much fun!” “Engaging with the Summer of Love choir has been a heart-lifting and joyous return to an innocent era where we were all young and beautiful.”“The course is not competitive, there is no pressure to perform (especially as no solos are expected). Pure fun!”. “Tunes that last in our memories for a lifetime. It has been great Kate!”.“A great spirit of community.” “It’s been a great 8 weeks re-living these terrific songs. Huge thanks!” “Kate - whatever you are teaching, I’ll be signing up!”
Rob has played jazz, rock’n’roll, folk and various other musical styles for “a very long time”, singing and playing guitar or bass. He has performed in groups and solo. Rob has been an enthusiastic member of various choirs, and previously ran the very successful “Road to Motown”, “Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club”, “Rolling Stones”, “Songs of Oz” and "Songs About The Weather" choirs. "Songs about Growing Up" is set to be just as interesting. Nothing too difficult, and definitely no pressure – the emphasis is on fun.