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Song Leaders Festival Ticket POSTPONED

by Grum Frith
Song Leaders Festival Ticket POSTPONED

If you are attending the Festival of Voices weekend and you are a Song Leader or Choir Director, register here for the festival and the song leaders workshop, should you wish to participate.

When you are busy leading and managing your group, would you sometimes like to sing in a small ensemble too?  In this workshop you’ll be preparing for the Festival of Voices, Hanmer Springs Finale as well as learning strategies as song leaders that bring out the best in your group.

The Song Leaders workshop is on Saturday 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm.

Tickets available at Eventbrite

Please complete the following 

Festival of Voices Choir Registration
The Pop Up Choir event invites choirs participating in the Festival of Voices to sing 3 songs at various locations in the Hanmer Village.
Please indicate what requirements you have for performance.
What would you like the MC to say about your group when introducing you?

NZ Sing In For Kids POSTPONED

by Grum Frith
NZ Sing In For Kids POSTPONED

NZ Sing In For Kids – Friday 9 March 10am
9 – 12 years
2 hour workshop [50 mins – 20 mins break – 50 mins]

Singing is fun at all ages but what are some of the New Zealand songs for kids that make us unique, that affirm who we are and tell stories that we can relate to from our environment, from our cultures and/or from our own NZ composers and artists.

This workshop tunes up the children’s voices, helps them feel the excitement of making music together with body and vocal percussion. It uses New Zealand repertoire to learn about the social relevance of music as a means to express and capture our experiences and stories as an art form.

To book your school choir in email: musicandarts@hanmersprings.org.nz

PARABOLA WEST House Concert

by Grum Frith
PARABOLA WEST House Concert

Bring you own bottle of wine, platter and deck chair and enjoy the atmosphere of an “up close” and “initmate’ performance. Get to meet the performers in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. 10 Coleridge Street 6pm. $15 per person at the door or book on line at www.musicandarts.co.nz.

Parabola West is taking her Purity of Weakness tour on the road throughout February and March of 2018. The tour will be coming to Hanmer Springs on Saturday, 3rd for a Home Concert via Music & Arts Hanmer Springs.

Details available from http://musicandarts.co.nz

Her latest EP, Purity of Weakness, was released on the 8th September, and showcases her unique blend of ethereal soundscapes and well-crafted songwriting. Her tour will bring the visual and sonic elements of the EP to life in each show.

“It’s not your standard gig! Expect live mixing, projectors and visuals that accompany the varying sounds of the music. It will be a real experience.”

Drawing inspiration from Nordic folk roots, electronica, and organic sounds, this Raglan-based artist is evolving into a soundscape storyteller.

Music reviewer Corinne Rutherford describes the EP as ”a lush mix of Celtic / Nordic, Folk, and Electronic, it is mystical and magical and everything you could expect from an artist with the name of Parabola West.”

Originally from East Coast America, Parabola West began writing songs as a teenager.  She moved to New Zealand in 2003 and after a 10 year “corporate world” break from music, she returned to her musical roots and launched her solo career as Parabola West in 2013. Her debut EP Did You Hear? was released in March 2014 to great reviews.  The much anticipated follow-up was her hit single ‘Fire’ in October 2015, which received a $10,000 recording and video grant from NZonAir.

With the help of fans who supported her successful 2016 INDIEGOGO crowd funding campaign Parabola West was able to record Purity of Weakness earlier this year, and has had a great response both locally and overseas.

“Her music strikes for a truly balanced alchemy of melodies, groove and emotion, to create something meaningful and unique.” – www.theaudience.co.nz. Parabola West’s tour will bring this magic to the stage, and is sure to amaze her audience.

For more details about her upcoming tour and to buy tickets, visit the Parabola West website: www.parabolawest.com/tour 

 

Monty Bevins House Concert

by Grum Frith

Monty Bevins is a New Zealand based singer-songwriter.
He is known as a gifted, soulful performer whose songs ask the big questions while
telling the small stories. Perpetually touring, Bevins has built a loyal following
throughout his homeland where he plays everywhere from packed halls in isolated
towns to festival stages and bars in the big city. There’s a reason why people keep
coming back again and again to see Bevins perform; he’s an authentic musician with
bloody good songs.
“I was pleasantly surprised with his obviously honed and crafted live performance, as
he effortlessly intertwined elements of folk, roots and soul together.”
Poppy Tohill, 13th floor.
“Monty is the real deal; a genuine and gifted muso with songs you want to hear again
and again”
James Kenyon, Australia
VIDEO:
LOVERS AGAIN – https://vimeo.com/213386711
TRAVELLER – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Syy87sBbjAc
GOLDEN ONE – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzSlMQi_5zQ
WEB
http://www.facebook.com/montybevins
www.montybevins.bandcamp.com

Buy Tickets At: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/monty-bevins-house-concert-tickets-42885952037

CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

by Grum Frith
CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

HANMER SPRINGS COMMUNITY TRUST CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

VENUE: HANMER SPRINGS GOLF CLUB

DAY/DATE: TUESDAY 2ND JANUARY 2018

TEE OFF TIME: 8.00AM – 12.30PM

HANDICAP & NON-HANDICAP SECTIONS

ENTRY FEE $30

SIGN UP AT THE GOLF CLUB OFFICE

OR TELEPHONE 03 315 7710

OR ENTER ONLINE VIA WEBSITE

www.hanmerspringsgolf.co.nz

Email to hanmer.springs@golf.co.nz

“GREAT PRIZES & A FUN DAY”

PROCEEDS TO MUSIC & ARTS HANMER SPRINGS TRUST