Singing for harmony
Queenstown choral groups have come together for a special one-off performance to promote peace and unity in the world and raise funds for children suffering in war-torn countries.
The Queenstown Community Choir, Lakes Community Music School and Corus Children’s Choir will join choir groups across the globe as part of the Peace One Day initiative.
Queenstown Community Choir musical director Emma Wilson said the Wakatipu was far removed from some of the world’s most violent areas, but a desire for peace in our lifetime was a very real issue for many people in Queenstown.
‘‘We know there’ll be a lot of people in the community affected by war and unrest and our local One Day One Choir event will provide them with a chance to think about those we’ve lost,’’ she said.
‘‘It enables us all to feel like we’re doing something about the issues in our world today.’’
‘‘I shall say ’zis only once’’: Allo’ Allo’ stars Chris Parvin, as cafe’ owner Rene´ Artois and Deborah Lind, as Michelle Dubois, rehearse for the Remarkables Theatre Company show which will open tonight.
Candles for peace: Organisers of the Queenstown Peace One Day performance this weekend: Margaret Haines, Mark andEmmaWilson.