The Lindisfarne Riverside Arts Club Inc. had its origins when Ellen Dickson founded the club in 1958. Riverside’s first ever production was performed in an old barn on the Dickson’s property in Lindisfarne. In 2012 the club has a membership of around sixty people of which forty five of these are regular choir and play reading members…. many of whom have been with Riverside for over thirty years. Whilst many of the club’s performers are aged fifty and over, and very active, younger members are always welcome to join us at either choir rehearsals or play reading.
What do we do?
The choir holds regular weekly Thursday evening rehearsals from 7.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. at the Lindisfarne Activities Centre, 37A Lincolne Street, Lindisfarne, Tasmania. We perform five major concerts held in June & December each year, with other performances at community event programmes in between. The audience base consists primarily of patrons who have attended over many years with the afternoon concert dates being the most popular. Each concert has a central musical theme with supportive sketches. During the Christmas period the choir also sings at nursing homes and similar venues in the district.
Early in the club's evolution, as identified in our history, drama was the prominent activity. Members also enjoy regular monthly play reading's held throughout the year at a member's home and provide interesting items for each of the concerts. Socially, the club organises quarterly informal social events which frequently provide impromptu mini performances from members & friends, in a relaxed congenial atmosphere.