DO YOU LOVE SINGING BUT FEEL SCARED TO SING IN PUBLIC?
Or maybe you are a confident singer and enjoy the challenges of harmony and rhythm? Either way this is for you.
You are invited to join the pop up singing group Nelson Voice Collective which was created in Sept 2018.
This is a safe space to sing your heart out.
There are no auditions or rules apart from a focus on Manaakitanga values of integrity, trust, sincerity and equity.
If you are visiting Nelson please come and join us too.
"I cannot speak more highly of what Voice Collective is bringing to the community. Not only is it welcoming, inclusive and affordable, but in the short space of an hour, they will have a large group singing a universally appealing song in 3 part harmony. It’s fun fun fun and you’ll leave with a smile on your face and a song in your heart that will have you humming for the rest of the day. And if you think you’re not a singer, you’ll change your mind after a VC session. Tanya leads the group through the song for the day gently, calmly and with superb skill. Her harmony arrangements are intuitive and so so effective. For anyone working with singing groups, come to VC for a masterclass in choir directorship. It would have to be my favourite hour of each month. Thanks VC!!" Jan Trayes chair of (NCMA) Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
Voice Collective Musical Director
Tanya studied music at Dartington College of Arts in Devon UK where she gained a B.A.hons (II 1) and specialized in composition and world music. She completed a Post Grad in Education at Exeter University in 1991 and has been working in education since.
Tanya’s goal in life is to inspire others with music. She was the original Founder of Samba de Sol who after one year were invited to play at the opening of the Russia / Australia game of the Rugby World Cup. Her work with the community gained her the Nelsonian of the Year Arts award 2016. Later in the year she then featured in the TV 1 “Neighbourhood” Documentary (NZ on air) celebrating those who bring colour and diversity to communities.
Tanya is passionate about bringing people together for singing no matter what their background or experience is. Nothing gives her more joy than to see the look on peoples’ faces as they leave Nelson Voice Collective.
Tanya's portrait was drawn by Lily Emo as part of the COVID-19 Portrait Project. During New Zealand's Level 4 lockdown in 2020, Lily drew portraits of New Zealander's working and serving their communities. Go check out her project. Lily also designed Voice Collective logo and this website, if you would like to contact her or see her illustration you can visit her website.
Tim Cuff filmed and edited all of the videos that were made as part of the Creative NZ Continuity Grant. If you would like to contact him or see his other work visit his website.