Ever given anyone a leg up? Yes, one way or another we all have. The choir have decided that it is our turn to give someone a leg up, and it is the pretty fabulous Mount Maunganui College choir.
Last year, for the first time ever, the College entered a choir in the BOP/Waikato Big Sing. They were up against some pretty heavy hitters, Tauranga Girls, Hamilton Girls, Waikato Diocesan, St Paul’s Collegiate, Tauranga Boys, and heaps more – you get the picture. Well, I can tell you they were pretty good, and since then they have only got better. But we got to thinking, mainly because some of us are involved in organising the Big Sing each year, and were able to listen to their presentation. We thought, “What a great first effort! but what can we do to help make them even better?”
A cunning plan was hatched. “Let's do a combined concert with the Mount Maunganui College choir that will give them the opportunity of a dry run, without competition pressure, which they then can enjoy, while giving them valuable time in front of an audience.”
The cunning plan will shortly become a reality! On 27th March at 7.00pm, in the Mount Maunganui College Hall, there is a combined concert featuring the Tauranga Civic Choir and the Mount Maunganui College Choir. Both choirs will sing separate pieces and they will also combine. The soloists are College students, and the whole ensemble will be conducted by Musical Director, Nigel Williams, and accompanied by brilliant pianist Leon Gray.
The programme will be an assortment of short items, and you can count on Nigel Williams playing for laughs, as he introduces the pieces. So don't miss this great opportunity to hear the mature and the fresh in concert, March 27th.
Oh! Just about forgot to mention, it will be very good, and also very cheap - only $5.00. At that price you must be there.
Written by John Wanhill