Our tamariki around New Zealand have been joining together in song once again at The Kids Sing events in Manawatu, Bay of Plenty and Hawkes Bay. Over the last few weeks, hundreds of primary and intermediate students have taken part in The Kids Sing in these regions, with many experiencing the excitement of performing in front of a large audience for the first time.
On Thursday 22 October at The Kids Sing in Palmerston North, seven school choirs performed pieces that they had been learning throughout 2020. The day concluded with guest adjudicator Christine Argyle conducting a massed item which the students rehearsed on the day. The song chosen for the item was this year’s Hook Line and Singalong winner ‘We Are One’ by Auckland-based year 12 student, Sophie Brown.
Read more about The Kids Sing in the Manawatu Guardian:
On Wednesday 28 October The Kids Sing was held in Tauranga with 11 primary and intermediate school choirs from across the Bay of Plenty region participating. The school hall at Tauranga Girls’ College was full of 412 excited children who performed a wonderful selection of songs, many with choreography. The finale was a performance of two massed items, ‘Drunken Sailor’ and an arrangement of ‘Pokarakare ana’ by David Hamilton.
On Tuesday 3 November, 13 school choirs gathered at the recently reopened Toitoi: Hawkes’ Bay Arts and Events Centre in Hastings to perform three pieces during the day and a selection of these songs to a capacity audience of family and friends at two evening concerts. To conclude a wonderful evening, adjudicator Sue Melville led the choirs in a rousing performance of ‘Sing‘ by The Carpenters.
Read more about The Kids Sing in the Hawkes Bay Today:
Congratulations to our NZCF committees in these regions for organising such successful Kids Sing events in this challenging year.