LAANYSTA is a community based a cappella group which pays a professional Musical Director, Rob Maxwell-Jones, to arrange and conduct music according to the group members requests. The group has been going for around 10 years. We meet every Monday night at St Johns Church Hall in Spring St, Balmain/Birchgrove. We love our music and sing mostly for our own pleasure with the occasional performance. Our musical tastes are eclectic and we sing African, Italian, French, gospel, folksy, and popular. This is a friendly group and new members are always welcome. The first night is free so we encourage people to come along and experience the music themselves. While there is no audition required, it is important that people can sing on key and hold their part. It is not important to be able to read music as the parts are learnt aurally. Both male and female voices are required at present. Costs vary with the number of active members.