Moving music from violinist

Hannah Lee and her electric violin have toured the world.

The Red Beach Methodist Church will host a Christmas event with a difference on Saturday December 5.

The programme will include a performance by the Shalom Korean Women’s Choir, as well as Hannah Lee, a singer and electric violinist who performs while balancing on a hoverboard.

After graduating from Auckland University in 2004, Hannah returned to South Korea to study under electric violinist Eugene Park. Since then, she has toured the US, Japan, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand, playing at a variety of venues including universities, schools and army bases.

She has also been a goodwill ambassador for World Vision and the South/North Peace Foundation (Bucheon City).

The Shalom Korean Women’s Choir is also no stranger to international audiences having performed at Carnegie Hall in New York in 2003 and toured Australia in 2009 and 2011.

But the choir’s major work involves visiting churches, rest homes, prisons and facilities for disabled people in New Zealand.

A choir spokesperson says the name ‘Shalom’ means peace in Hebrew, which speaks of the love and peace they hope to bring to the world around them through their music.

Tickets for the concert, which starts at 2pm, will be available at the door. Adults $20; a family $35. Children free.

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