Power of Song ar­rives at theGlobe

The Tribune (NZ) - - ENTERTAINMENT THAT’S - Tak­ing in Auck­land, Welling­ton,

The proud cul­ture of protest has been cap­tured in song by the New­cas­tle Peo­ple’s Cho­rus from New South Wales. The choir presents ‘‘The Power of Song’’ con­cert in the Globe Theatre next Wed­nes­day.

One of eight union choirs in Aus­tralia, the 28 singers di­rected by Gabrielle Thacker, per­form tra­di­tional union and his­toric songs, con­tem­po­rary num­bers, songs of free­dom and strug­gle, mixed with po­lit­i­cal satire and protest songs in four­part har­mony.

Formed by del­e­gates and friends from New­cas­tle unions con­cerned that col­lec­tivism, union­ism and pro­gres­sive ideas were wan­ing un­der the in­flu­ence of a con­ser­va­tive mass media, the choir proudly keeps alive the oral tra­di­tion of work­ers’ groups, singing songs of work­ing life, strug­gle and so­cial jus­tice.

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New South Wales’ New­cas­tle Peo­ple’s Cho­rus per­forms next Wed­nes­day in Palmer­ston North’s Globe Theatre.

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