Singers in pro­duc­tion

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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.

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