Chosen for Christmas Choir
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.