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