Rais­ing funds for his­toric build­ing

Horowhenua Chronicle - - NEWS -

Levin’s only pub­lic choir, Sing Out Levin, is hold­ing a fundrais­ing con­cert on Novem­ber 18 from 2.30pm in St John on Kent Church for main­te­nance for this build­ing which is re­garded as a lo­cal gem.

The build­ing has a His­toric Place Cat­e­gory 2 list­ing and was con­structed in 1936.

The fundraiser, named Rhythm of Life, will have 90 min­utes of choral singing, in­ter­spersed with so­los, duos and or­gan-mu­sic, led by ac­com­plished mu­si­cian Myrna Michell, and with guest or­gan­ist Dou­glas Bolitho.

Myrna Michell is a singer, pi­anist, song-writer and teacher from Levin who has 50 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence in ac­com­pa­ny­ing and coach­ing singers. She is a mem­ber of Song Lead­ers Net­work Aotearoa, and of Com­posers As­so­ci­a­tion of NZ.

Orig­i­nally from the UK, Myrna ar­rived in New Zealand in 2014 and, find­ing no pub­lic choir in the area, launched Sing Out Levin, which now has 40 mem­bers.

Ex­pect an en­joy­able af­ter­noon of mu­sic for a do­na­tion at the door which will go to the church’s build­ing fund.

Orig­i­nally a Methodist Church, the build­ing was sold in 2008 to the Hope Cen­tre, af­ter the lo­cal Methodist church merged with the Pres­by­te­ri­ans to be­come the Unit­ing Church of Levin.

‘The fundraiser, named Rhythm of Life, will have 90 min­utes of choral singing, in­ter­spersed with so­los, duos and or­gan-mu­sic.

St John on Kent church is in need of restora­tion work.

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