The City of Auckland Singers is one of the great Kiwi community choirs, and for its upcoming concert, two of its fine vocalists are talking about it on The She’ll Be Right on Saturdays with PJ Taylor on East FM tomorrow arvo.
Lyn and Chris Stevens are happy, active and involved folk in the eastern communities and they’ve been members of the City of Auckland Singers for as long as I can remember.
The mighty chorus, known as the Bruce Murray Singers for 45 years, has a liking for thoughtfully and tunefully reworking popular contemporary songs, as well as the classics.
“We’re working hard to present an enjoyable evening with an eclectic mix of modern songs, such as those by Ed Sheeran and Pink, a medley of 1960s music, a country medley and a range of popular songs and items - something for every taste!” sings Lyn.
The City of Auckland Singers’ concert on October 31 (Halloween) is in the acoustically superb All Saints Church in Howick at 7pm.
And the choir is so looking forward to exercising its beautiful, strong and harmonic talents.
“Like many others, our choir has been affected by Covid-19,” says Lyn.
“We’ve only had one concert this year at Sapphire Ridge in March, fundraising for our choir trip to Italy in June to represent New Zealand at a music festival with 1400 participants.
“Of course this trip was sadly cancelled due to Covid-19. Our other planned concerts were also cancelled.
“We’ve been rehearsing on Zoom which is not ideal, and finally now in level-1 we can meet in person to prepare.”
The City of Auckland Singers play All Saints Church, 17 Selwyn Rd, in Howick, from 7pm on Saturday, October 31. There’ll be raffles, CDs for sale and complimentary supper.
Entry is adults $20, seniors $18, and children free. Door sales (no eftpos). For tickets and enquiries, phone Raewyn on 09 521 4651, or Andrea on 09 537 4403.
The She’ll Be Right on Saturdays Show with PJ Taylor broadcasts on East FM from 3pm to 7pm (NZ time), on local frequencies 88.1FM and 107.1FM, globally at www.eastfm.nz... and on NZ app Radio Schmadio.
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