Concert to raise funds to rebuild homes in Tonga
A concert in Te Awamutu this Sunday will raise money to build houses in Tonga.
The Habitat for Humanity fundraiser will help replace houses devastated by Cyclone Gita.
Prior to Gita the organisation had built five houses in Tonga that survived the cyclone — now the target is another 500 in Tonga plus a further 70 houses in Fiji.
This Sunday’s concert has been organised by Te Awamutu man Peter Robertson, who has led eight Habitat for Humanity trips in the past.
Singing at the concert is music group Encore headed by O¯ torohanga music teacher Beatrice Hofer.
Beatrice discovered her love for teaching while building her experience and reputation as a singer.
She now has more than 20 years’ experience in voice training, has a thriving private studio and performs regularly.
Five years ago, in an effort to provide her students with performance opportunities she established Encore ,a group made up of her students.
Five soloists — including Peter Robertson — will sing a range of songs on Sunday.
The concert will also feature the Methodist Church Choir and Rosetown Choristers.
The fundraiser concert is at the Methodist Church on Sunday at 2.30pm. Entry by donation.
OTOROHANGA ¯ singing teacher Beatrice Hofer leads music group Encore, which will perform at the Methodist Church on Sunday.