Class acts mark a royal oc­ca­sion

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Tal­ent was in abun­dance at the Queen El­iz­a­beth Di­a­mond Ju­bilee cel­e­bra­tory con­cert in Mata­mata on Sun­day. The Queen – very ac­cu­rately por­trayed by Kath Ack­royd (there were a few dou­ble takes) – was in at­ten­dance and was wel­comed to the Memo­rial Hall with a fan­fare. Mata­mata Brass opened the show, with the crowd join­ing in for

Com­pere Colin Kem­plen kept the crowd buzzing with royal trivia and the stage was decked out with Union Jacks. Three young singers from Mata­mata In­ter­me­di­ate, An­nelise Tiddy, Tara Howard and Chris Reish­muth, gave out­stand­ing per­for­mances. Other acts in­cluded the Mata­mata Se­nior Singers, the Mor­rinsville Pavarotti, Hin­uera’s Scot­tish danc­ing and solo per­for­mances by Jes­sica Sch­weizer, Me­morie Brooky and Karen Wal­don. Mata­mata Pri­mary school kids pro­vided spe­cial art­work for the hall and their flute and recorder group were on­stage in the sec­ond act. The day was hosted by Cre­ative Mata­mata, which is made up of rep­re­sen­ta­tives from local cul­tural and art groups.

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