Gala per­for­mance by Oper­atu­nity


Oper­atu­nity will cel­e­brate its 15th an­niver­sary with a gala per­for­mance in Palmer­ston North next month.

Oper­atu­nity is bring­ing seven of its favourite artists to the Life Church on Wed­nes­day De­cem­ber 14 at 11am to per­form a va­ri­ety of mu­si­cal styles from the past 15 years, in­clud­ing mu­si­cal theatre, proms, comic songs, sen­ti­men­tal bal­lads and more.

‘‘The con­cert will fea­ture the best of the best, show­cas­ing all the dif­fer­ent styles of mu­sic we have pre­sented over the years plus a few sur­prises,’’ says co­founder and co-owner Su­san Boland.

Su­san will be joined on stage by co-owner and co-founder John Cameron, Bon­aven­ture Al­lan-Moetaua, Karl Perigo, Lynette Martin, Scot Hall and pi­anist Paul Carnegie-Jones. Karl, who orig­i­nates from Feild­ing, will be re­mem­bered as one of the stars of the trib­ute to Mario Lanza which per­formed in Palmer­ston North ear­lier this month.

Oper­atu­nity per­forms over 200 concerts ev­ery year and takes over 600 mu­sic lovers on its travel club mu­si­cal trips.

‘‘It’s hard to be­lieve that from nine peo­ple in our first au­di­ence, we now sing to thou­sands each month. To sur­vive for 15 years in this highly-com­pet­i­tive mar­ket is fab­u­lous. We look for­ward to do­ing it for many more years.’’

Twoof the prin­ci­pal singers from Oper­atu­nity’s 15th An­niver­sary Gala are Su­san Boland and Bon­aven­ture Al­lan-Moetaua.

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