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