A capella on a string


For 11 years, the Manawatu Over­tones Sweet Ade­lines four-part har­mony bar­ber­shop cho­rus have been mak­ing a name for them­selves and their tune­ful tightknit per­for­mances.

This Satur­day night, the 30-mem­ber cho­rus hosts World On a String – shar­ing the Spiers Cen­tre stage with all-fe­male groups, the 35 – 40mem­ber Welling­ton City Cho­rus with its quar­tet Rev­elry, and the 40-mem­ber He Tan­gata.

He Tan­gata is a New Zealand show cho­rus made up of mem­bers from 15 other Sweet Ade­lines groups from around the coun­try di­rected by Virginia HumphreyTay­lor of the Christchurch City Cho­rus. Over­tones co-di­rec­tor Liz Watts says Virginia and other He

coin koha. In­quiries Cyn­thia or Lisa 354 3804 ext 700/701 to reg­is­ter, ser­vices@sg­manawatu.org.nz OR­GAN & KEY­BOARD Club: All lev­els and styles of play­ers and lis­ten­ers wel­come, Manch­ester Unity Hall, 26Wald­ing St, 1pm. Small door charge in­cludes af­ter­noon tea. In­quiries Bev 358 5769 or Tri­cia 357 5518 evenings. FRIEND­SHIP CEN­TRE En­ter­tain­ment Mon­days: All Saints Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 2 – 3.30pm. All se­niors wel­come, af­ter­noon tea pro­vided and trans­port avail­able, $2 do­na­tion. In­quiries Judy or Theresa 355 1204. CAN’S FILM FES­TI­VAL: 22nd Wat­tie’s Can’s Film Fes­ti­val (WCFF), Down­town Cin­e­mas for Sal­va­tion Army food bank, from 5pm. Juras­sic World, Min­ions, Fan­tas­tic Four, An­tMan, In­side Out, Maze Run­ner: The Scorch Tri­als. Book­ings avail­able Down­town Cin­e­mas. PLAY BRASS: Learn a brass in­stru­ment with PN City Brass, 57 To­tara Rd, 5.45 – 6.45pm. In­quiries David Maas 021 455 327, Chrissie Butts 027 308 6644 or email palmy­brass@gmail.com. BAD­MINTON: Ju­nior Club, first night free, PNBHS New Gym,


World on a String is on at the Boys’ High Speirs Cen­tre this Satur­day Oc­to­ber 31 at 7pm, with lim­ited door sales avail­able. For tick­ets con­tact 358 5883 or 354 1258. Tan­gata mem­bers are in Palmer­ston North to con­duct a week­end work­shop for the Over­tones.

The pro­gramme spans gen­res fea­tur­ing four-part a capella medlies, ar­range­ments of stan­dards, show num­bers, com­edy, Kiwi songs such as A Te Tarak­ihi, Blue Smoke and Six­Months in a Leaky Boat, as well as well-known tunes from the likes of ABBA, the Bea­tles, Dean Martin and Michael Bu­ble.

Welles­bourne St, 6 – 7:30pm. Ca­sual play­ers $5 per night. Yearly subs $70. In­quiries Steve, PN Bad­minton Club 021 027 53825 or pnbc.org.nz TA­BLE TEN­NIS: 7pm, Hokowhitu School Hall, Al­bert St. In­quiries Allen 356 4522 email al.bb2@clear.net.nz DI­A­BETES COOK­ING Demon­stra­tion: Free, in­for­ma­tive and in­ter­ac­tive, [2nd Novem­ber] 7 – 9pm. Reg­is­ter MHT Di­a­betes Trust 357 5992 or ad­min@di­a­betestrust.org.nz BAD­MINTON: Mon­rad Club, St Peter’s Col­lege Gym, Ren­nie Ave, 7 – 9.30pm. Mem­ber­ship $100 or $8 ca­sual. In­quiries sports­ground.co.nz/ mon­rad bad­minton. PIPERS and drum­mers: Wanted for non-com­pet­i­tive Feild­ing Pipe Band. In­quiries Pipe Ma­jor Colin Sin­clair 359 2862. TOASTMASTERS: Toastmasters In­ter­na­tional is a com­mu­ni­ca­tion and lead­er­ship train­ing or­gan­i­sa­tion. PN club meets 7.30pm, Hear­ing House, 435 Church St. Vis­i­tors wel­come. In­quiries Elise 0274 966 533. IN­DOOR BOWLS: 7.30pm, Feild­ing Civic Cen­tre. In­quiries Ray 323 6624. TAKARO TA­BLE Ten­nis Club: So­cial fun for all abil­i­ties, cnr

‘‘The Welling­ton Cho­rus won the Open sec­tion in May of the Auck­land Sweet Ade­lines Con­ven­tion,’’ Liz says."They will be pre­sent­ing a fan­tas­tic and dy­namic set – some­thing quite dif­fer­ent.’’

The massed cho­rus fi­nale, she Feather­ston St and Botan­i­cal Rd, 7.30pm. In­quiriesMar­cusWat­son 021 858 445. WOMEN’S SINGING GROUP: Mainly Celtic tunes, Mon­days 7.30 – 8.30pm. Friendly, re­laxed at­mos­phere. In­quiries Jeanne 353 0399. ESTREL­LITA LATIN DANCE: Salsa, merengue, bachata, cha-cha-cha, Ar­gen­tine tango and ki­zomba. All abil­i­ties and ages, 7.30 – 9pm, Square Edge Dance Stu­dio, Jer­sey Lane, $5. In­quiries Linda 323 0408 or estrel­lita.latin­dance@ya­hoo.co.nz SINGERS: Re­hearsals for PN Choral So­ci­ety Novem­ber 28 con­cert, 7.30 – 9.30pm, St Peter’s Church hall, Ruahine St. In­quiries Karen Hall 021 707 440. AIKIDO: New mem­bers wel­come. IPC Dojo (off Pacific Drive), 8 – 9.30pm. Monday & Wed­nes­day. In­quiries Ian 021 036 1423 email i.drew@aikido-manawatu.org.nz or www.aikido-manawatu.org.nz says will be some­thing spe­cial again.

Spe­cial guests, and the only males at Satur­day’s con­cert, will be the Palmer­ston North Boys’ High stage band, un­der the di­rec­tion of Neville Lau­rid­son.

Com­mu­nity wood­work­ing work­shop mainly for older men. Work on your own project or a group com­mu­nity project, Man­gaone Park, Race­course Rd, 9am – 2pm. New mem­bers wel­come. In­quiries David 357 4045. TAI CHI: Tues­days and Wed­nes­days, 9.15 – 10.15am, Chi­nese As­so­ci­a­tion Hall, 98 Napier Rd. Be­gin­ners and ex­pe­ri­enced wel­come. In­quiries PN Tai Chi Club, 357 1377. PROBUS CLUB of PN: Men, women, cou­ples wel­come. En­joy good com­pany, talks and out­ings, Com­mu­nity Leisure Cen­tre, Ferguson St, 9.30am. In­quiries Neil 357 4578 or Keith 363 8629. DOO­DLE­BUGS Play­group: Preschool chil­dren and their par­ents/ care­givers, 9.30am – 12noon yel­low gate, St David’s Church, op­po­site Me­mo­rial Park, Main St. In­side and out­side free play plus mu­sic. MOE ap­proved. Koha/do­na­tion wel­comed. In­quiries 358 3246. HOUSIE TUES­DAYS: 40 games, su­per house, keno, 10am, Ter­race End Bowl­ing Club, Sum­mer­hays St. All wel­come, plenty of park­ing. In­quiries Jacquie RSAWel­fare Trust, 356 7673. Con­tin­ued on P26

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