Choir tuning up for concert
Children from Mt Roskill Primary will share the stage with one of the country’s most talented musicians this weekend.
They are providing backup vocals to singer Hollie Smith when she performs the song Sensitive To A Smile at the Raukatauri Trust fundraiser tomorrow night.
The concert is organised to raise funds for the trust, which provides music therapy for special needs children.
Other performers will include Che Fu and Supergroove and a range of different items will be auctioned off over the evening.
The Mt Roskill Primary choir is made up of children from 13 different cultures. They will be wearing their national costumes on the night.
Teacher Christine Dawson says the children are looking forward to performing.
“They love to sing and they love to perform,” she says.
The Raukatauri Music Trust was started by singer Hinewehi Mohi and her husband George. It is named after their daughter Hineraukatauri, who has cerebral palsy. The Raukatauri Music Centre is based in Sandringham and caters to school- aged children. Items to be auctioned off tomorrow to support the trust include hand-painted artwork from musicians Dave Dobbyn, Tim Finn, P Money and Tiki Taane, lunch with Colin Meads and a night playing Xbox 360 with Elemeno P.
Tickets are $275 and the concert runs from 6pm.
For more information, phone Justine on 480-3915.
Sing stars: Manisha Sharma, 10, and members of the Mt Roskill Primary School choir will perform with Hollie Smith at a fundraiser for the Raukatauri Music Centre this weekend.