Rata Community Choir
This group will work towards a couple of very informal concerts a year (for family and friends rather than open to the public). We work on a wide range of 2, 3 and 4 part arrangements ranging from early Christmas carols to more contemporary, popular arrangements. The aim is still to have a lot of fun singing with like-minded adults but to work on developing skills as a group, listening to other parts while singing your own, working on dynamics and tone etc. The emphasis is less on technique and more on singing as a group.
You don’t have to be an experienced singer to join and some people come straight to this group without doing the Singcognito intro group. If you aren’t sure, just get in touch and we’ll work it out with you.
About Mark Bobb
A Professional opera singer, jazz singer and violinist, Mark Bobb is also an accomplished teacher of voice, violin and theory.
He is currently living in Wellington, New Zealand, singing with the NBR New Zealand Opera Company. He coaches three choirs and is teaching at Scots College, St Patrick’s, Kilbirnie, St. Mary’s College, Hutt Valley High School, Encore School of Music. Mark also teaches privately.
Since moving to New Zealand in late 2010, Mark has been singing in the NBR New Zealand Opera Chorus in Wellington. He trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London obtaining a performance diploma, AGSM (Merit) and teaching diploma. Prior to that he obtained a degree in Performance Arts at Middlesex University, UK. He has sung with Opera North in the UK as well as numerous smaller companies and has toured extensively in the UK, Europe and the far east.
Mark teaches classical singing, jazz, musical theatre and performance techniques and has a lot of experience teaching voice for theatre to teenagers and young adults.
Playing music with others is an important part of music education and enjoyment and Mark is always keen to encourage chamber music. He teaches quartets and small string orchestras.