This month, MPs and staffers from across Parliament are coming together to stage a fundraising show like no other …with a little help from Brent Stewart and the NZCF. For one night only, it won’t be about left or right – it’ll be all about centre stage. Of course every show needs an audience, and Parliament will be opening its doors and offering the best seats in the house to members of the public.
‘The Crossbenchers’, Parliament’s cross-party MP vocal group, will be participating in the show and have been working with Brent Stewart (Orpheus Choir Director), Christine Argyle (NZCF Chief Executive) and Juliet Dreaver (NZCF Chair) on some Christmas repertoire, including The Little Drummer Boy, Te Harinui and a summery, downunder version of Winter Wonderland.
MPs swapping debates for dancing and questions for choirs will surely be entertaining. But, more importantly, the show is all in the name of raising funds for JustPlay Tonga. JustPlay is a school sports programme dedicated to promoting physical activity in children, with sessions integrating important social messages such as healthy lifestyle habits, gender equality and including persons with disabilities.
Speaker of the House, the Rt Hon Trevor Mallard, says, “Harmony in the House promises to be a fun and festive event, and is helping to raise money for a worthy cause. I’m pleased that MPs from across the House are coming together to put on a great show for their fellow members, staff and the public, and I look forward to seeing the performances.”
Attendance at the event is free, but koha is welcomed. Spaces are limited, so bookings are essential. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
Date: Tuesday, 17 December 2019
Time: 6pm–7.30pm (Doors open at 5.15pm).