Unity Singers plan a free con­cert Com­mu­nity choir en­ter­tains district with Our World themed pro­gramme

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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.

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