WELLSO (Wellington Late Starters’ Orchestra)
Started learning an instrument later in life or just coming back and feel like you are starting again? Here is an amazing new opportunity for you to hone your skills alongside others in the same boat. This is a training orchestra for players from Grade 1 upwards to build confidence and skills to a level where you feel you can join one of the higher level orchestras in the Wellington Community (or you can stay if you are having fun!)
Designed to be a fun, enjoyable experience tailored as much as possible to your level this programme is perfect for all those late teens to adults (any age) wanting to get out of their rooms and play music with others.
Each term a guest musician will be brought in to work with a different section of the orchestra.
When you sign up do please give us as much information as possible about your experience and playing level so we can tailor the music to your level.
This is open to any orchestral instruments so come along and make some music…
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.