Con­cert to raise funds to re­build homes in Tonga

Te Awamutu Courier - - News -

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.

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OTOROHANGA ¯ singing teacher Beatrice Hofer leads mu­sic group Encore, which will per­form at the Methodist Church on Sun­day.

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