Ju­dith Durham bows out

The Tribune (NZ) - - FRONT PAGE -

Ju­dith Durham’s Farewell New Zealand Tour is pre­cisely that.

Now 72, Ju­dith says this is more than likely her last op­por­tu­nity to sing in New Zealand and bid her fans thank you and good bye.

On a 12-venue, three-week tour of New Zealand cen­tres, Ju­dith per­forms at the Re­gent on Broad­way this Sun­day May 1 at 4.30pm.

The singer says she doesn’t want to be out when it’s cold and dark, so she’s sched­uled af­ter­noon per­for­mances for her New Zealand tour.

Lead singer of the hugely pop­u­lar 1960s group The Seek­ers who en­thralled the world with such num­bers as Ge­orgie Girl, The Car­ni­val is Over, A World of Our Own and I’ll Never Find An­other You, Ju­dith also en­joyed a suc­cess­ful solo ca­reer as a singer and song­writer.

She’ll be per­form­ing en­dur­ing songs such as Morn­ing­town Ride, along­side num­bers such as The Olive Tree, Colours of My Life and Amaz­ing Grace.

Promis­ing a pro­gramme that will mix Seek­ers num­bers with her own catchy melodies, along with other songs that of­fer a sim­ple up­lift­ing mes­sage, Ju­dith’s maxim is ‘‘mu­sic in our heart brings love to the world, and mu­sic in the world brings love to our heart’’.

Re­gent on Broad­way man­ager Charles Forbes says it’s great to have this ev­er­green singer back in the city.

‘‘The Seek­ers have per­formed here in the past and were well re­ceived and Ju­dith’s farewell con­cert has been greatly an­tic­i­pated,’’ he says. ‘‘There’s been an en­thu­si­as­tic re­sponse to her one Palmer­ston North per­for­mance.

‘‘The con­cert will at­tract those who fondly re­mem­ber The Seek­ers, but there’s a new au­di­ence who love her reper­toire and will wel­come the op­por­tu­nity to hear her.’’

Charles reck­ons Ju­dith Durham’s con­cert will be the best pre-Mother’s Day present any­one can give.

Ju­dith Durham’s Farewell New Zealand Tour comes to the Re­gent on Broad­way on Sun­day May 1 at 4.30pm. Book­ings at Tick­erDirect.

PHOTO SUP­PLIED

The golden voice of 60s Aus­tralian group The Seek­ers, Ju­dith Durham per­forms this Sun­day in the Re­gent On Broad­way.

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