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Feel the Spirit – an uplifting and foot-stomping concert featuring the Kapiti Chorale and Voices in the Wind

Eric from Camborne

The dynamic new Porirua-based Voices in the Wind combines with the well-established Kapiti Chorale in two concerts, the first at Plimmerton School Hall in Plimmerton on Friday 29th November at 7.30pm and the second on 1st December at 3pm at St Paul's Church, Paraparaumu.
The choirs will present a rousing, toe-tapping concert based around spirituals from the southern USA, a genre of American folk music that articulates the suffering, longing, and religious passion of African Americans during slavery and its aftermath. Religious hymns and work songs, set to traditional African rhythms and chanting styles, often including messages that plantation owners didn't understand, formed the basis for this incredible new style of music called the spiritual.
The feature work, by Linda Twine, is the cantata Changed My Name. This heartfelt and dynamic work is based on the story of the journey to freedom by American slaves. This work is narrated by Tanya Piejus and Susannah Donovan, joined by a group of inspiring young soloists (Michaela Cadwgan, Alexandra Woodhouse Appleby, Jamie Young, and Joseph Haddow) as well as brilliant accompanists Phillip O'Malley and Jennifer Scarlet. Each choir will also sing several pieces on their own, each soloist will join in with additional works, and throw in a few more combined choir pieces from the nearly 100 voices on stage, and you will leave the concert hall “buzzing” - guaranteed!
Tickets available from Moby Dickens Books, Mac's Collectables, The Bookshelf, Plimmerton Deli, tickets@kapitichorale.org.nz, by phoning 04 293 4092, or purchase at the door. Adults $30; 2 for $55 Students $10
Do not miss the choral concert of the year!

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