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So­prano Jennifer Lit­tle will make her first ap­pear­ance in the Globe Sun­day Mati­nees con­cert this week.

A line-up fea­tur­ing some of the city’s best con­cert and opera singers prom­ises to be pop­u­lar.

Guy Don­ald­son, con­venor of the Globe Sun­day Mati­nees con­cert se­ries, will ac­com­pany so­prano Jennifer Lit­tle, con­tralto Pauline Rowe, tenor Nigel Tongs and bari­tone Lind­say Yeo for this Sun­day’s per­for­mance.

Soloist for the open­ing of the Aus­tralian Memo­rial at Wellington’s Pukeahu Park in Wellington Jennifer is a reg­u­lar soloist with the Royal New Zealand Air Force Band, and was fea­tured soloist in a re­cent con­cert with the Re­nais­sance Singers and Schola Sacra Choir.

She is mem­ber of New Zealand pop-opera trio Tre-Belle. With two al­bums, a mu­sic video, and reg­u­lar ra­dio and TV per­for­mances, the trio have sung at Syd­ney’s Carols in the Do­main, broad­cast to an au­di­ence of three mil­lion.

Pauline, a soloist with the Re­nais­sance Singers, the Palmer­ston North Choral So­ci­ety and Wan­ganui’s Schola Sacra, is a reg­u­lar per­form­ing mem­ber of Musica Viva Manawatu and has con­trib­uted to a num­ber of Te Manawa con­certs.

Amem­ber of Voices New Zealand Cham­ber Choir, Nigel has per­formed as tenor soloist with the Re­nais­sance Singers, the Palmer­ston North Choral So­ci­ety and the Hast­ings Choral So­ci­ety.

Musica Viva Vo­cal Schol­ar­ship 2014 win­ner, Lind­say sang with the Re­nais­sance Singers in their ac­claimed 2015 per­for­mance of Gra­ham Par­sons’ An­niver­sary Mass.

The singers will present arias from op­eras by Mozart, Donizetti, Verdi, Wag­ner and Puc­cini as well as ex­tracts from El­gar’s Sea Pic­tures. It opens with the Han­del aria Let the Bright Seraphim and con­cludes with the fa­mous quar­tet from Beethoven’s opera Fidelio.

En­try to Sun­day’s 2.30pm con­cert is by do­na­tion.

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Palmer­ston North based so­prano Jennifer Lit­tle makes her first ap­pear­ance for the Globe Sun­day Mati­nee con­cert se­ries this Sun­day.

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