A brand new Podcast from Community Music Victoria is coming soon, hosted by Polly Christie and Oli Hinton!
Polly and her choir, 'the Pollyphonics' were interviewed for the 'Life Matters' show aired recently on ABC Radio National:
Creating connections and tapping creativity through a community choir
"How do you connect to your community? Some people join sporting groups while others volunteer for a local charity. But have you ever considered singing as a path to social connection?"
Erica Vowles travelled to Malmsbury and Woodend in Central Victoria to meet choir conductor Polly Christie, as well as Allan Spencer-Stewart, Sue Yardley and Peter Sporle, who all sing in the local Pollyphonics choir.
Listen to the program here!
About Polly Christie
Polly Christie has been the musical director of fourteen choirs in Melbourne and led workshops at festivals around Australia. For the last twenty years she has dedicated her musical journey to the art of conducting and has a love of bringing people together for community music pursuits. Polly is currently Musical Director of the Pollyphonics Choir in Woodend and is Founder of the Macedon Ranges based Vocal Ranges Festival. She also performs with her partner Andy Rigby, and currently teaches music to 267 students at the local primary school.
About Oli Hinton
Oli has had three serious romances with music making during his life. As a young teenager he became proficient with classical piano and played percussion kit in amateur musicals; in his 40's he became an obsessive founder member of the Tenth Avenue Band, a busy street band based in Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK, playing first accordion and then baritone sax; and now in Melbourne he has become Co-ordinator for CMVic, plays baritone sax in the street band 'Havana Palava', accordion in a gypsy band, and bass uke at impromptu sessions. Oli is is currently CMVic Coordinator, and a non-voting ex-officio member of the Board.
Stay tuned for more details, coming soon!