Upbeat for Monday 13 June 2016
1.00 Singing Big
255 choirs, 9500 singers from 153 schools from around the country will participate in this year’s Big Sing. Rachael Griffiths-Hughes judges the most populous Northern regional festival and helps select who will go through to the National Final in Dunedin in August for the New Zealand Choral Federation Festival.
1.20 Live and Kicking
Suzanne Lynch started with The Chicks at the age of 14 and 50 years later she’s still performing. She’s celebrating her stellar career by touring with her current group The Lady Killers. Their tour Live and Kicking kicked off last week in Hamilton.
1.40 Was it joyous?
Did Marc Taddei and Orchestra Wellington along with Jenny Wollerman, Elizabeth Harris, Henry Choo and Warwick Fyfe do Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and final work justice? Peter Mechen shines the spotlight on this famous work at Orchestra Wellington's season opening concert on Saturday.