10 Aug 2019
Over ninety male voices in harmony – a sound not often heard in New Plymouth, or in many other cities in the country for that matter. So a real treat is in store on the night of Saturday August 10, when four of New Zealand’s best male choirs join forces for a once only festival concert at the TSB Showplace Theatre Royal.
Organising and hosting the event is the Taranaki Male Choir, and their 25 voices – tenors, baritones and basses, will be joined by 20 men from Male Voices Waikato, 20 from the Wanganui Male Choir, topped up with 30 men from all over the country, members of the New Zealand Male Choir, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
A festival such as this does not happen often and those attending on the night will experience and enjoy a music programme that will have something for all tastes from each choir’s repertoire. It will include popular show tunes, Waiata, classical and sacred numbers, and entertaining items such as The Battle Hymn of the Republic and When the Saints Go Marching In.
Promoter Timothy Steedman says each of the choirs will sing a selection of their own numbers and will combine for a further six. “The choirs will have only one practise together, so are currently learning and rehearsing the combined pieces at their weekly meetings. The concert has been made possible through significant sponsorship from the TSB Community Trust, Creative Communities NZ and local businesses, to whom we are very grateful.”
Service fees apply