13 Dec 2015

Bert van Dijk and the World Song Choir of Devonport

From Standing Room Only, 1:50 pm on 13 December 2015
Conductor Bert van Dijk

Conductor Bert van Dijk Photo: Justin Gregory/RNZ

Actor and choirmaster Bert van Dijk believes everyone can sing. He puts his money where his mouth is by conducting the Devonport World Song Choir, an eclectic bunch of enthusiastic amateurs. Bert teaches a very physical style of singing and achieves remarkable results with his students. But he tells Justin Gregory he spent his early years too scared to even open his mouth.