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