Sporting news across region
Joshua Baverstock con, pen) Otago 13 H/t: 5-6.
Counties Manukau v Hawke’s Bay, Owen Delany Park, Taupo. September 13. 2.15pm
Points: Draw: Start: Girls tive results: Under 85kg: Semi Date: final draw: (Under-18s): Date: Start: Farah Palmer Cup Premiership:
Counties Manukau Heat 48 (Arihiana Marino 2, Katie Matau, Stacey Brown, Timara Leaf, Utumalama Atonio, Aroha Heta, tries. Hazel Tubic 5 co, pen) Waikato 0 H/t: 29-0. Counties Manukau 10, Auckland 7, Wellington 5, Manawatu 5, Waikato 5, Canterbury 4. Auckland Storm v Counties Manukau Heat, Bell Park, Pakuranga. September 16. Midday.
Counties Manukau 64 (Paige Asiata 2, Shiquelia Pickering, Takfekau Mapuhola 2, Mary-Jane Finau, Tahina Heta, Emily Kitson, Lagi Aumua, Manaia Taylor, tries. Shonte To’a 5, Leititia Vaka 2 con) Taranaki 0 H/t: 24-0.
Counties Manukau B (Black) 3 (Ray Laulala pen) Waikato 11 H/t: 3-3. Counties Manukau B (Red) 20, Northland 15 H/t: 12-3.
Counties Manukau3, Waikato 8 H/t: 3-3.
Counties Manukau 11, Bay of Plenty 15. H/t: 6-10.
Representa- Under 16s:
Do you have a flair for singing? Have you always dreamed of performing on stage? Would you like to be part of group of friendly, fun-loving women and go places?
SouthCity Soundz are an inclusive, all-female barbershop chorus that can help you discover an exciting new hobby and let your inner artist break free.
Based in South Auckland and celebrating their 25th birthday this year, the chorus are a vibrant and versatile group of women who love performing together.
The almost 20-member group sing under the directorship of Sheryl Willis and Cheryl Weijermars and are based at St John Evangelist School Hall,
While Sheryl is experienced in teaching, speech language and dance, Cheryl comes from a classical music background and has obtained Grade 5 Singing through the Royal School of
The chorus is having an open night from 7pm on September 18. ‘‘We are open to women of all ages and singing abilities, and younger members are welcome,’’ Cheryl says.
‘‘SouthCity Soundz are committed to encouraging the love and harmony of barbershop singing. We offer a platform for members to enjoy, learn, perform and compete.’’
Those selected will get six free group-singing lessons, which will cover the basics of good singing technique, posture and breathing, phonation, articulation and resonance.
Members will receive support and one-on-one training from professional voice teachers, including top American artists from Sweet Adelines, the umbrella organisation of women’s barbershop singing.
The group practise every Monday in Otara and quartets can organise their training separately if they find it convenient.
‘‘We travel and compete nationwide,’’ says Cheryl.
‘‘Currently we are the smallest barbershop group in the country and are looking to grow.’’
Membership in SouthCity Soundz is also an excellent way of giving back to the community.
The group sing at rest homes and at charitable events like the Attainable Trust Disabled Christmas party, Southmall Santa Parade and other community events.
Interested? For more information email Cheryl email@example.com or phone
Generally performed by a chorus (which closely resembles a choir) or a barbershop quartet (a group of four singers with one on each vocal part).
Performed ‘a cappella’ style – without musical accompaniment.
The repertoire is inspired by popular songs.