Choir and brass combine in concert
Big, bold and brassy it promises to be. The occasion is Now and Then, a combined brass and vocal concert on this Saturday evening at the Palmerston North Salvation Army.
Featuring musicians from Palmerston North, Feilding, Levin and Wellington, the brass band is under the direction of Levin tuba (E# bass) soloist and bandmaster of the Salvation Army Wellington Citadel Band, Captain Chris Collings.
As well as contributing to leading Wellington orchestras, the accomplished Chris is also involved with the Wellington Brass 2015 A-grade Australasian champion band.
Adding a choral dimension to this concert event, special guests are members of the interdenominational Hamilton Community Gospel Choir. Widely travelled and wellknown for performances throughout Waikato, and on TV’s Praise Be, the 35-voice choir is appreciated for its unique style and captivating expressiveness.
Its director since 2013 is Sue Shepherd, music specialist teacher at Morrinsville Intermediate School and also highly regarded accompanist, singer, songwriter, music arranger, and long-serving choir soloist.
Now and Then promises classics alongside some fresh sounds in the The Salvation Army Citadel on the corner of Church and Princess St this Saturday, September 12 at 7pm. Adult tickets $10, under 14s, $5.