Choir tuning up for con­cert

Central Leader - - News -

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.

Photo: JA­SON OX­EN­HAM

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.

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