Fundraiser con­cert

South Canterbury Herald - - TEMUKA NEWS -

A SC choir is rais­ing money for aware­ness around se­ri­ous is­sue.

Ti­maru choir the Rhyth-mix Singers will be sing­ing to lift hearts and raise aware­ness of sui­cide pre­ven­tion when they hold their an­nual con­cert on Novem­ber 17-18.

Pro­ceeds from the ‘‘Thank You For The Mu­sic’’ con­cert will go to the Life Mat­ters Sui­cide Pre­ven­tion Trust which helps con­nect strug­gling peo­ple with sup­port ser­vices na­tion­wide and also runs a peer sup­port-driven on­line be­reave­ment sup­port group.

The Rhyth-mix Singers have raised thou­sands of dol­lars for var­i­ous causes and char­i­ties through­out Can­ter­bury through pub­lic con­certs and soirees, but this year’s cause is par­tic­u­larly close to the group’s hearts.

Af­ter los­ing her 16-year-old grand­son to sui­cide in April, the choir’s first-year mu­si­cal director, Glenys Car­son, had no prob­lem iden­ti­fy­ing a char­ity to sup­port through the con­cert, as she saw an op­por­tu­nity to build on the cur­rent wave of sui­cide aware­ness.

‘‘I am glad th­ese sad sta­tis­tics are be­ing brought to the pub­lic’s at­ten­tion and not swept un­der the car­pet any­more. Sui­cide is a sense­less tragedy that needs to be ur­gently ad­dressed,’’ Car­son said.

The con­cert fea­tures a var­ied pro­gramme of their nor­mal reper­toire of con­tem­po­rary num­bers, in­ter­spersed with bar­ber­shop and a cap­pella el­e­ments, while the cen­tre-piece of the show will be a stir­ring med­ley from Les Mise´rables.

Thank You For The Mu­sic will be held on Novem­ber 17 at 7.30pm and Novem­ber 18 at 3pm at the Sav­age Club Hall, Dee Street, Ti­maru.

Tick­ets are $20 and avail­able from Fash­ion Fo­cus, High­field Mall.

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