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Sis­ter Shout will of­fer a con­cert drawn to­gether with pow­der room in­ti­ma­cies on Satur­day, Novem­ber 18.

The Wai­heke women’s choir will per­form two shows of The Slip­per Room at Morra Hall in Oneroa, from 3pm to 4.40pm and from 7pm to 8.40pm.

The slip­per room is an­other name for the ladies room and the show will be linked with the kind of gos­sip women ex­change in the pri­vacy of bath­rooms, mem­ber Ur­sula Dixon said.

New choir di­rec­tor Rachel Der­ham and sev­eral new mem­bers are adding fresh en­ergy to the choir, which has been go­ing strong for 25 years, Dixon said.

In Septem­ber, Sis­ter Shout was se­lected to per­form at Voco Fes­ti­val, along with other top New Zealand and in­ter­na­tional choirs.

‘‘A lot of prac­tis­ing and a lot of work goes into each show.

‘‘Some of the songs have quite elab­o­rate ar­range­ments and some are more sim­ple.

‘‘Some are up­beat and fun and some are more about the beauty of the har­monies,’’ Dixon said.

The show will fea­ture songs span­ning pop, soul, world and gospel, while the dec­o­ra­tions and finger food will have a Mad Men theme. ‘‘We are even cre­at­ing our own themed cock­tail, Pink Slip­per Fizz.’’

Along­side the 34-strong Sis­ter Shout choir, a smaller group, Lit­tle Sis­ter, and sev­eral ‘‘amaz­ingly tal­ented’’ soloists will per­form.

Dixon said singing is an im­por­tant part of all cul­tures.

‘‘I think singing is good for you - it makes me feel re­ally good.

‘‘It’s a lot of deep breath­ing like yoga and it’s med­i­ta­tive.

‘‘All you think about is get­ting your notes right, so you’re clear­ing your mind and con­cen­trat­ing on your breath­ing.’’

Der­ham’s ap­proach to di­rect­ing em­pha­sises the joy of singing, Dixon said.

The new di­rec­tor is a well­known jazz singer and also di­rects a choir in her home town of Ti­ti­rangi in Auck­land.

More singers are wanted to join the Wai­heke choir, which holds re­hearsals on Thurs­day nights. Singers used to need to read mu­sic, but Der­ham is ac­cept­ing mem­bers who can sing by ear. Au­di­tions will be held early next year.

Some pro­ceeds from the con­cert will go to Wai­heke Bud­get­ing Ser­vice. Tick­ets are $20 for adults, $15 for se­niors and $10 for chil­dren at www.eventfinda.co.nz and Up­cy­cle in Oneroa.

‘‘Singing is good for you’’ Ur­sula Dixon

Wai­heke women’s choir Sis­ter Shout will per­form on Novem­ber 18. PHILLIPA KARN PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

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