Unity Singers plan a free concert Community choir entertains district with Our World themed programme
Unity Singers are a community choir that has been entertaining the Manawatu¯ for 45 years with an annual concert, and singing at rest homes and community centres throughout the year.
The theme this year is Our World and they have had a lot of fun and challenges to learn a programme of songs, and finding costumes. This year the concert is led by Stephen Fisher.
The 33-strong choir has been meeting every Tuesday evening in St Mary’s Hall to prepare the programme for the concert at the Regent on Broadway on June 10.
They enjoy performing alongside supporting guest artists to provide a good oldfashioned family friendly variety concert. There will be dancers from the Maureen Ax School of Dance, Shree Dance Academy, Quad Squad-Manawatu¯ Skating Club, Manawatu¯ Savage Club Trad Band, Campbell Street Boys, Marton and District Pipe Band and Gael Force Highland Dance Company.
Next year they will have been singing for 50 years.
Some members have been in the choir almost since its inception when concerts were performed in the Opera House. They also sing carols in the Cathedral for the St Vincent de Paul Society foodbank at Christmas. The concerts have been held in the Regent since it re-opened as a first-class facility 20 years ago and the choir says it’s grateful to be able to have such a venue to showcase their talents.
The choir offers the community another free concert and are hoping for a great turnout on a winter’s afternoon next weekend.
+The Unity Singers in concert, 1.30pm, June 10 at the Regent on Broadway.
THE Unity Singers performing.