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)

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]