Thursday July 20, 2017
Angelina Del Favero plays the violin.
Alicia Cadwgan and Ben Reason performed at the concert.
Audience wowed at Rita Angus concert
From left: Angelina Del Favero; Rita Angus village manager Rik Dixon; Rita Angus resident Iris Ma; Trish Branscombe; Alicia Cadwgan; Piano accompanist, Mark Dorrell and Ben Reason. PHOTOS: Supplied.
The sound of enchanting music echoed through Rita Angus in Kilbirnie on Sunday afternoon as residents and guests were treated to an afternoon listening to some of Wellington’s best young musical talent. The Dame Malvina Major Foundation Showcase was held in the retirement village’s atrium where guests were treated to pre-concert bubbles and refreshments. Opening the concert with a fiery start, soprano Alicia Cadwgan launched into the lively Let the Bright Seraphim, from Handel’s, Samson. Alicia has attended the New Zealand Opera School and is currently rehearsing for the part of Susanna, in Wanderlust Opera’s production of the Marriage of Figaro. Next year she plans to continue her vocal studies overseas. Ben Reason, a rising young star, fol-
lowed, with a piece from Mozart’s, The Magic Flute. Ben, a baritone, recently performed in the Freemason’s New Zealand Opera, Carmen, and has won a scholarship at the Guildhall School of Drama and Music in London, which he will take up in September. Village manager Rik Dixon said the “darlings” of the audience were soloists Iris Ma, 12, and Angelina Del Favero, 13, both from Queen Margaret College. Iris played piano and Angelina played the violin. “The residents and guests were delighted by the two youngest performers. “The response from the audience to the whole concert, was enthusiastic, especially for the well-known pieces such as the finale, Love Unspoken, from The Merry Widow,” Rik said.
SPORTS TRUST SPONSORED BY MIRAMAR & KILBIRNIE THE EASTERN SUBURBS SPORTS TRUST HAS GRANTED $4,800 IN JUNE 2017 TO EASTERN SUBURBS SPORTS TEAMS AND INDIVIDUALS, KINDERGARTENS, SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND SPORTS CLUBS ETC.
BRIAN GALT (ESST) WITH VICTORIA TAYLOR – FUNDING FOR KILBIRNIE SCHOOL POOL
DEAN GALT (ESST) WITH ROSS JAMIESON – PONEKE RUGBY – FUNDING TOWARDS PONEKE SPORTS HUB
DEAN GALT (ESST) WITH TAFARA GAPARE – TRAVEL TO LAS VEGAS FOR BASKETBALL
THE EASTERN SUBURBS SPORTS TRUST HAS GRANTED TO THE FOLLOWING EASTERN SUBURBS SPORTS TEAMS AND INDIVIDUALS • EMMA ROBINSON SWIMMER EUROPEAN TOUR • ALAYNAH BETTANY SURF LIFE SAVING TRAVEL AUCKLAND • WGTN SOUTH FENCING VENUE HIRE ASB • HAVEN DIXON BASKETBALL PLAYER TRAVEL • ZION TRIGGER FAITELE BASKETBALL PLAYER LAS VEGAS • EVIE MILLS NZ UNIVERSITY WATER POLO TRAVEL • RONGOTAI VOLLEYBALL CLUB CLUB EXPENSES
THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF MONEY THE EASTERN SUBURBS SPORTS TRUST HAS GIVEN AWAY TO DATE $1,649,830
Cook Strait News 20-07-17