SingFest re­turns ‘home’

The Invercargill Eye - - KBOOK MENTAL HEALTH - RE­BECCA MOORE

SingFest 2017 is set to im­press, back in its old venue in Tay Street.

A fire at First Pres­by­te­rian Church meant the con­cert was not able to be held at the venue for the past two years.

But with the church back in ac­tion, singers are look­ing for­ward to the show.

A Capella Singers mem­ber Di Leni­han said the re­fur­bished church had wooden floors which sounded ‘‘much more live’’ and there was more space for the singers to spread out.

This year eight choirs would be singing in the con­cert, which was the most to date.

About 200 singers would be per­form­ing.

‘‘It’s good to hear what the oth­ers are do­ing ... there’s dif­fer­ent styles of choir mu­sic.’’

The choirs were all South­land singers but were di­verse in gen­der and age.

For the first time Femme choir from South­land Girls’ High School was join­ing the con­cert.

‘‘It’s good to hear the young ones for the first time and we hope they join one of our choirs af­ter school,’’ Leni­han said.

‘‘It re­ally is a fes­ti­val of choirs. We just sit and en­joy each other.’’

The show will be held on Sun­day at First Church, Tay Street, In­ver­cargill at 2pm.

RE­BECCA MOORE/STUFF

Di Leni­han con­ducts mem­bers of the the A Capella Singers at a re­hearsal be­fore SingFest 2017.

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