Singers in production
For the past five months, seven members of the Mural Town Singers have been travelling to Thames for weekly rehearsals with the Te Aroha, Paeroa and Thames district choirs, of the renowned modern work Armed Man, a mass for peace, composed by Karl Jenkins.
This production showcased two young and talented soloists, Katie Trigg, soprano, of Hamilton and Jono Dunlop, baritone and cello soloist, from Auckland and was co-ordinated and conducted by Te Aroha’s John Mullon.
First performed in 2000, the texts are drawn from diverse religions and cultures and follows the Catholic Mass format of Kyrie, Sanctus, Agnus Dei and Benedictus. A full complement of musicians, made up of the Thames Citizens Band and a large group of professional musicians drawn from orchestras in Auckland, made these two most powerful yet poignant performances.
From back left, Sid Barker, Dorothy Barker, David Powell, Julie Webster. Front: Cheryl Hobson, Jeanette Hasell-Back and Carol Alexander.