Choir on a Wire: Leonard Cohen ONLINE

**TWO CHOIRS FOR ONE! BOOK INTO EITHER CHOIR ON A WIRE (MONDAYS) OR THE CORONA CHOIR (THURSDAYS) AND RECEIVE FREE ACCESS TO THE SECOND EVENING CHOIR!

Nothing can replace the thrill of raising your voice in a room full of singers, but in these days of COVID-19, we can do the next best thing: sing together … alone.

We celebrate the songs of the great songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen with the return of Choir on a Wire (a nod to his famous song "Bird on a Wire" which started here back in 2007).

Part-choir, part joyous singalong, this 9- week course will bring together people from all walks of life who love to sing Cohen's wonderful songs that celebrate life and love and laughter.

No previous experience necessary.

Choir on a Wire needs to go online. You’ll need a device with a camera and microphone and internet connection. You’ll receive the lyrics and music you need and you’ll meet via Zoom (free downloadable program) weekly for an hour as tutor Christina Mimmocchi will take you through Mr Cohen’s wonderful songs. We’ll learn the basics songs, add harmonies and even learn some tips about using our voices.

Hope to see you online in Term 2!

Here’s a little taster:

*This class will be delivered online in Term 2, using the Zoom video platform. To take part, you will need to download and install Zoom from the internet, and set up a free ‘basic’ account. NSCC uses platforms that we trust, but we encourage you to be aware of computer safety and protect your personal information when using the internet.

photo credit: Wikipedia, Leonard Cohen at the Arena in Geneva, 27 October 2008

Tutor: Christina Mimmocchi

Christina is a choir-maker, songwriter and folklorist who fell under Leonard’s spell after reading his novel “Beautiful Losers” and later climbing his Tower of Song. Choir on a Wire first came together in 2006 and one of its incarnations travelled to perform at the National Folk Festival in Canberra. In 2017 she arranged Cohen’s songs for a backing choir at a special spiegeltent performance of his songs at the Sydney Festival. Much influenced by the great writer’s work, she follows his lead by often taking 10 years to finish a song ...