Cho­sen for Christ­mas Choir

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By KA­T­RINA TANIRAU mata­mata.ed­i­tor@wrcn.co.nz

Ben­ji­man Pil­more-Evans is at his hap­pi­est when he’s belt­ing out one of his favourite tunes.

Mu­sic runs through the Pil­moreE­vans fam­ily’s veins

Mum Ser­ena plays a cou­ple of in­stru­ments and sings at St An­drew’s Pres­by­te­rian Church and Ben­ji­man and his sib­lings sing at Sun­day school. ‘‘I re­ally en­joy singing,’’ he said. When Ben­ji­man was ap­proached by his choir teacher Les­ley John­ston to join the Mata­mata Christ­mas Choir, he didn’t have to be asked twice.

He has at­tended the last cou­ple of prac­tices and will do two solo per­for­mances.

‘‘I like to sing in front of an au­di­ence. It builds up my con­fi­dence,’’ he said.

Ms John­ston said Ben­ji­man is a nat­u­ral when it comes to singing.

‘‘He calmly and con­fi­dently gets up there,’’ she said.

‘‘I think it was some­thing he was born to do.’’

The Mata­mata Christ­mas Choir will per­form at All Saints Angli­can Church on De­cem­ber 5, 6, 7 and 8 this year.

The theme is Come and Adore and mod­ern Christ­mas songs with tra­di­tional Christ­mas read­ings will be per­formed.

The show starts at 7.30pm with the mati­nee show on Sun­day start­ing at 1.30pm.

Con­duc­tor Te Aroha’s David Qualthrough will lead the choir this year.

En­try is free but a koha would be ap­pre­ci­ated.

Sweet mu­sic: Ben­ji­man Pil­more-Evans will sing with the Mata­mata Christ­mas Choir this year.

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