A Fantastic Year in 2018
Another busy year has almost gone by, starting with the Clubs Showcase at the Claudelands Events Centre in April, followed by a show at Hilda Ross Retirement Village in May. The quizz night in June attracted a large crowd. On Sunday 8 July we were in concert with the New Zealand Male Choir in Cambridge. This was followed by a singout at Trevellyn Resthome. August saw us in concert at St Matthews Church in Morrinsville, and we entertained a smallish crowd at Resthaven.
In August we said farewell to Gerry Doyle and we sang several songs in the church. Gerry had the most wonderful tenor voice and we miss him a lot.
September we sang at the Eastcare centre to a group we thought would be passive listeners. They were anything but as they moved clapped and demanded an encore, many of the residents getting up and dancing.
In October we were in concert at Cambridge supported by three very talented young musicians Flynn Walker guitar and vocalist, Campbell Smith on trumpet and Lisa Burton pianist, vocalist and song writer.
Then on 28 October we are taking part in a festival of choirs at the Claudelands Events Centre. Other choirs are the disabled group Te Roopu o Kihi, Ohinemuri Singers, Te Aroha Community Choir, Mosaic Choir, Mighty River Harmony and the Rivertones.
November is a quiet month but we are honing our christmas songs ready for appearances at Centre Place, The Mayors Musical matinee at the museum and Radius St Joans Resthome and Hospital all in December along with our end of year dinner.
It certainly has been another busy year, the highlight would have to be the collaboration with the NZ Male Choir. We can now boast about having two of our members in the NZ Male Choir, Allan King who has been a member for 17 years and a Alby Winiata who was invited to join them after an audition in September. Congratulations to them both.