Where We're Singing Next...

...at the Festival of Voices, 2011!

Wednesday, 6 July 2011, 7pm @ the Hobart International Airport.

Saturday 9 July 2011, 12.45pm-1.00pm @ the Cascade Visitor Centre, Cascade Brewery (South Hobart)

Saturday 9 July 2011, 1:30pm-1:45pm @ The Female Factory (16 Degraves Street, South Hobart)

Saturday 9 July 2011, 4:30pm-5:30pm @ The FoV Aperitivo Concert, Playhouse Theatre (Bathurst Street, Hobart)

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Belated Merry Christmas & Other Jinglie Bits!!

Deck the Halls (reworded thanks to Sarah - yes, a tenor!!)

Deck the halls with soft knockers
Fa la la la la la la la la
Drooping down and gently waving
Fa la la la la la la la la
Once so perky, firm and bouncy
Fa la la la la la la la la
Now a memory slowly fading
Fa la la la la la la la la
See the faces of my family
Fa la la la la la la la la
Shocked and saying, "What is this dear?"
Fa la la la la la la la la
Nipples here and nipples there
Fa la la la la la la la la
Not exactly Christmas cheer
Fa la la la la la la la la

So I tried to mak them festive
Fa la la la la la la la la
Stars and tinsel, they're quite jolly
Fa la la la la la la la la
Starts to look more like a strip joint
Fa la la la la la la la la
Maybe I hould stick with holly
Fa la la la la la la la la

Deck the halls with boughs of holly
Fa la la la la la la la la
Green and red and prickly bits
Fa la la la la la la la la
But in my mind what I'm seeing
Fa la la la la la la la la
Lots of gorgeous dangling tits!
Fa la la la la la la la la

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Merry Christmas

Thanks to all for a wonderful end of year picnic and sing. Gorgeous St Davids Park, balmy weather and a great bunch of people.. great way to end what has been a really tremendous year!
Thanks to one and all for everything you have done said and sang to create such a nourishing experience!!! Hopefully some photos to come soon! As well as a peek at the lyrical stylings of Sarah - our christmas carol queen! Also a big hello to John (Robyns dad in Melbourne who sings beautiful Welsh songs) thanks for following the blog!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

"One Step Further" Opening

The choir...
And some of Jenny Gardner's devine shoes...

Monday, November 2, 2009

Rosie the Nourish Choir Mascot

Yes I just had to show you all this
cute photo of our sweet little Rosie!
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Nourish ROCK the Fair!

Once again a wonderful performance! Well done everyone (and thanks as well to our growing number of groupies!) Lovely to meet kids and grandkids too, soak up the sun, get some goodies and generally have a good time. Thanks for being so inspiring and fun.

Nourish singing at Brookfield

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

"Hi Betsy,

I am so touched that you and the Choir have offered continued support for the orphans of Mukuni and find it amazing that we connected through Youtube. I add weekly 'blogs' to our website and will send you our newsletters via email.

I have another couple of songs to upload but unfortunately due to a number of problems at the health clinic I did not spend as much time recording as I would have liked. I definitely will next time. I have your mailing address so I will send you a charity calendar once they are published.

Loved seeing your rehearsal and know who this generous donation has come from.

Many thanks to all of you.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Dear Nourish Womens Choir

Charity Choice and the Co-operative Bank would like to thank you for your kind donation of

£ 95 to The Butterfly Tree.

And I would like to thank the choir for 3 months of donations that have led to us being able to pay for one child in Zambia to receive everything they need to be educated for a year. Thank You

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Nourish singing In This Heart

Tagi Sina - What does it mean?

Sina is crying
Sina is crying
She is calling "please bring back the boat"

The people of Tokelau were taken by South American slave traders between 1850 and 1872. By 1872 the population of Tokelau was down to eighty people, mainly old men and women and little children. This song expresses the sadness and desperation felt by those left behind.

Tagi Sina
Ko kalalaga tuku mai te vaka e
Ko kalalaga tuku mai te vaka e
Ko kalalaga tuku mai te vaka e
Ko kalalaga tuku mai te vaka e
Aue Tokelau / Kua fita ki tatou
I faifaiga venei

Copied from here.

And thanks to Wikipedia - Tokelau is a territory of New Zealand that consists of three tropical coral atolls in the South Pacific Ocean.

And Lonely Planet says... Tokelau's name is Polynesian for north wind, and it's one of the most isolated places on earth. It takes 20 hours to sail there from its nearest neighbour, Samoa, and you can forget about flying - there's no airstrip. It's largely due to this remote factor that indigenous culture has been preserved on Tokelau to a far greater degree than elsewhere in the Pacific.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Toblerone Mousse Cups

360g chocolate melts
200g toblerone chocolate bar
300ml cream

  1. Melt chocolate and spread evenly around the silicon muffin cases (I use a Chefs Toolbox 24 mini muffin tray). Refridgerate until set then remove from the mould.
  2. Whip the cream.
  3. Melt the toblerone in the microwave (30 second bursts on 50% power) - be careful as it may burn.
  4. Gently fold the melted toblerone through the whipped cream. Fill the chocolate cups with the mousse and refridgerate until serving.
  5. Serve topped with a slice of strawberry (or other fruit) and enjoy!
[You can also make these using Peppermint Crisps instead of the Toblerone]