About Me

Shannel Courtney
I am the leader of the Nelson-based community choir, Mosaic, which I have directed since 2003. We are currently 50 voices and sing exclusively world music with a strong repertoire of African songs. Over the last 5 years I have increasingly been doing my own arrangements. I am self-taught, having had no formal musical theory or conductor training, but have drawn on my experience as a marimba player in the Golden Bay-based Zimbabwean marimba band, Mweya.
(Updated March 2015)
Nelson City
Nelson & Tasman