Choir secretary Ken Cutforth, right, presents tickets to John Carr of the Trading Post.
The Matakantata Choir now has a mobile keyboard to play at concerts thanks to a $3500 donation from the Mahurangi Community Trading Post.
Choir secretary Ken Cutforth was singing the Trading Post’s praises.
“They’re always giving things away to the community, so we decided to give them 10 tickets to our upcoming concert,” he said.
The Matakantata Choir is holding its first concert since the onset of Covid-19 this month. Ken says the break has given the choir the chance to rebuild and come back stronger.
“The choir nearly went into recess, but we now have 40 members, up from 25, and an accomplished new musical director in Jenny Eirina.”
Ken says acclaimed organist John Wells has also joined. John has been an organist at the St Matthews church in Auckland, as well as at the Auckland Town Hall.
Matakantata Choir’s new show, “It’s About Time”, celebrates its return with songs themed around the concept of time, including Time in a Bottle, Time to Say Goodbye, Grandfather Clock and Que Será, Será.
There are two shows – at the Matakana Hall on Friday, July 2, at 7.30pm and at the Warkworth Town Hall on Sunday, July 4, at 4pm. Tickets are $20 from Harts Pharmacy, Gull Matakana and on the door.