Shortis and Simpson

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John Shortis is a musician, songwriter, scriptwriter and researcher, with a passion for all things political and historical. Moya Simpson is a singer, choir leader, and comedian who uses her considerable voice range and comic flair to bring Shortis’ songs and scripts to life.

Together they are Shortis and Simpson, producers, writers and performers of productions and projects that are always surprising, original, innovative and wide in their range of styles and genres.

Shortis and Simpson run a world music choir, Worldly Goods.

WORLDLY GOODS is a 60-voice community choir open to all comers. The repertoire is world music. No music reading skills or previous experience required. The joy of singing is the important ingredient.

Worldly Goods was formed in 1998, and has performed at conferences, as part of festivals, in large community arts projects, and at their own concerts.

The choir meets each Monday during school terms at Gorman Arts Centre. All welcome.

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