Minors’ choir to make major sounds
Wednesday April 26, 2017
RICHIE WATSON Maori Warden
The major minors children’s choir is looking forward to its weekend performance. By Dave Crampton
The award-winning Major Minors Children’s Choir is performing its second concert this year at the Holy Trinity Church in Wainuiomata on Sunday. The choir was formed in 2012 in Upper Hutt, and is run voluntarily by qualified musicians, musical director Joanne Roelofs, and pianist Karen Boyce. “After having children from Wainuiomata attend the choir over the past five years we
decided it was time to visit,” Joanne said. The choir, for children aged four and over, won the arts and culture category at the Wellington Regional Airport Community Awards in 2014. It celebrates its fifth anniversary next month and is repeating their popular and well received programme entitled ‘All Star’ which was first performed in Upper Hutt earlier this month. The programme includes a variety of songs ranging from popular, songs from films and more traditional choral music.
With a growing group of nearly 30 members, the choir is celebrating their fifth year of singing after forming in 2012. In addition to the Major Minors, their extension choir, ‘The Harmonic Minors’ will also be performing. “This extension group allows the older children some more challenging work to really develop their singing,” Joanne said. The concert is at 2.30pm on Sunday April 30 at Holy Trinity Church, Wainuiomata Road. Entry by koha.
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Wainuiomata News 26-04-17