Tal­ented con­cert line-up


Mu­sic plays a vi­tal role at Palmer­ston North Girls’ High. In a year, mem­bers of the school’s var­i­ous mu­sic groups can play up to 60 per­for­mances at var­i­ous venues around the city.

Next Tues­day evening, the school’s Huia Cen­tre hosts Bring Bach the Beat 1, the first of three con­certs to bring this le­gion of mu­si­cal tal­ent to­gether.

Con­cert co-or­di­na­tor Karen Carter said not only is the con­cert se­ries a chance for fam­ily and friends to ap­pre­ci­ate the young mu­si­cians, but also for their peers in­volved in other di­verse mu­si­cal projects, to catch up with what every­body else is do­ing.

The school cal­en­dar is so packed that this term is the only chance to hold the se­ries.

‘‘It gives them valu­able stage ex­pe­ri­ence too. You can’t have too much of that.’’

Among the dozen or so groups will be rock duo Fruit Juice Pa­rade, who played last week’s Massey open day and won the peo­ple’s choice award at the local Rock­quest fi­nals; highly rated choral group The Can­ta­tri­ces; cham­ber group the Vi­vace Trio; the school jazz band, and the string or­ches­tra.

‘‘We started with one con­cert, but there are just so many groups want­ing to take part, we now have three.’’

Bring Bach the Beat 1 is at the Huia Cen­tre next Wed­nes­day 16 at 7pm with $5 and $3 tick­ets avail­able at the school.


Annabelle Or­win-Higgs, Amber Joseph and Eden Waru are mem­bers of Girls’ High cham­ber group Guitas­tro­phe.

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