Shortis and Simpson run a world music choir, Worldly Goods.
WORLDLY GOODS is a 60-voice community choir open to all comers. The repertoire is world music. No music reading skills or previous experience required. The joy of singing is the important ingredient.
Worldly Goods was formed in 1998, and has performed at conferences, as part of festivals, in large community arts projects, and at their own concerts. After a pause due to COVID, they had their first performance for some time for the Women’s International Club at the Hellenic Club in Phillip, ACT, in March 2021.
An active workshop program is part of the Worldly Goods calendar, and workshop leaders have included Tony Backhouse, Frankie Armstrong, Margret RoadKnight, Nino Tsitsishnili and Joseph Jordanian, Jeannie Lewis, and Rachel Hoare.
The choir meets each Monday during school terms at Gorman House Arts Centre, Ainslie Avenue, Braddon, ACT. All welcome.