Choirs from the region to compete at Kids Sing competition
School choirs from Manawatu¯ and Whanganui regions are converging on the Te Tihi Performing Arts Centres at Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School on Tuesday August 14.
This is the third year The Kids Sing has been organised by the New Zealand Choral Federation for singers of primary and intermediate ages within the Manawatu¯ /Whanganui regions.
Choirs can be awarded gold, silver and bronze awards as well as recognition for the best performance of a New Zealand work, choir soloist, choir instrumentalist, best stage presentation and the adjudicator’s special award. As well as their own presentations, the 260 singers will also enjoy fun songs together.
This year’s adjudicator is Shona Murray, who has had a lifelong association teaching music to young people of all ages especially as the inspirational HoD of Music at Tawa College over many years.
This legendary music department has inspired generations of leading musicians of national and international standing in all musical styles.
Her directing of the Tawa Community Music Festival has seen it become a central feature in the Wellington area.
Shona brings a wealth of experience, from her early career as a primary school teacher, her passion for choral singing and constant encouragement of anyone and everyone who wanted to give music a go.
In 2013 Shona was award the QSM for her services to music and education.
Schools taking part are Bulls School, St George’s and Whanganui Intermediate schools from Whanganui, Linton Camp School, Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School and the Russell Street School.