'Inakord' World Music Choir

Everyone Welcome!!!

Mondays, 7pm to 9pm (Winter months)

Mondays, 7.30pm to 9.30 (Warmer months)

$4 per session

Contact Barbie Cole: colebarbie1@gmail.com OR

Contact Verena Gruner: verenamaria59@gmail.com

At the Centre (Rangimarie Hall)

‘Inakord’, a Community World Music Choir was established over 20 years ago. It was created to fulfil a desire in the Motueka area for people to gather and sing together regularly. We are an ‘open-access’ choir, and no auditions are required – just a love of singing together for fun and friendship.


Our repertoire includes songs from many different cultural traditions of the world – and we do our best to learn them in their original language. We sing informal acapella–style, mostly in 3 or 4-part harmony. Songs are taught orally so reading music is not a requirement.


We mostly sing songs for our own enjoyment and occasional we also perform for the public. Inakord is part of the ‘Top of the South’ community choirs organisation (TOTs) which includes 8 choirs from Nelson, Golden Bay and Greymouth. These groups of come together once a year for either a ‘Gathering’ or a Combined Choirs public performance which is always a highlight of the year.


Inakord is led by Barbie Cole and Verena Gruner who are both members of Riverside Community.


The choir meets on Monday evenings in the Hall at the Riverside Community Centre in Lower Moutere during the school term.


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