On 17 September a zoom event was held to replace our normal summer drinks evening in the Penthouse. NZWA President, Marianne Harper began proceedings with some entertaining readings before introducing the three wonderful NZ singers in the program. Kieran Rayner (baritone) and Maddison (Maddie) Nonoa (soprano) delighted us with two duets as well as solo performances. Bridget Costello (soprano) performed songs from musicals. Our singers’ beautiful voices shone through and it proved to be another very entertaining and enjoyable evening. Feedback was extremely positive with some members saying that they were moved to tears.
Thanks also go to Jude Sclater and Libby Gordon from the NZBWN who helped us run this event and to Kay Dixon who has made a recording available on YouTube.
NZWA – Summer Music Party, 17 September 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVik0tQyvWc
As a final piece to end the night, a nostalgic short video of NZ’s alternative anthem – Pokarekare Ana was shown and our thanks go to Gwen Wilde’s brother, Philip Cottingham.