Waiheke Marketplace : December 8th 2010
22 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, DECEMBER 8, 2010 EVENTS No booking required. Takeaway available. 11 Belgium St, Ostend Ph 372 3722 AUTHENTIC JAPANESE OPEN HOURS LUNCH: Wed to Fri 12pm - 2pm DINNER: WedtoSat5pm-8pm presents MASSES of MOZART in C Soloists: Rachel Alexander Harriet Crampton Iain Tetley George Burrell with Robert Wiremu, piano St Peter's Church Oneroa Sunday 12 December 2010 at 2pm Koha WAIHEKE CHORAL SOCIETY Conductor: Richard Melville Three choirs together O Holy Night: members of Sister Shout, V12 and Canto Isola join in harmony at the Peace on Earth Christmas concert. By GEORGE GARDNER The sound of nearly 50 voices rang out in the High School hall heralding the start of the Christmas season. For the first time, three island groups -- female choir Sister Shout, male choir V12 and high school senior girls choir Canto Isola -- performed together. The concert called Peace on Earth included a variety of festive tunes and carols in English, Maori and Latin. While V12 s slick version of Dave Dobbyn s You Oughta Be in Love pleased the crowd, Sister Shout s rendition of Faure s Pie Jesu Requiem, featuring Canto Isola choirmaster soprano Sarah McNabb, melted the audience members into their seats. The three choirs finished each section on a high note -- with Blue Smoke, featuring Sister Shout choir director Harriet Crampton, and O Holy Night, led by V12 s Pat Urlich, which caused a stand- ing ovation. Proceeds from the Christmas concert, which was performed three times, will go to the Waiheke Budgeting Services. Don't be alone on Christmas Day Christmas entertainment: The versatile Lloyd Whittaker. By GILL ALCOCK Anyone over the age of 18 who would otherwise be alone on Christmas Day should book a seat at the Combined Churches of Waiheke Christmas lunch. Lloyd Whittaker will be leading the carol singing, the food will be provided by the Combined Churches and the venue will be the Oneroa Bowling Club. Volunteers led by Hokie Taylor will be continuing the Christmas lunch tra- dition set up by the late Anglican minister Michael Haughton and his helpers 20 years ago. It was started for the elderly members of the community who would otherwise have spent the day alone. Since the Combined Churches were included, the invitation was thrown open to anyone over the ageof18tojoininthe celebrations and fellowship of Christmas Day, Mrs Taylor says. It s also an opportunity to thank the churches and all the affiliated people for all the wonderful work they do. All those interested in joining in the festive celebrations which last from 1pm to 4pm can give Mrs Taylor a call on 372-6012. Gig at The Rocks on Saturday The Rocks in Ostend will host a night of live music on Saturday night. The evening will include performances by grungy rock performer Lincoln Jackson and his band, rock band Muthrtung, and blues/con- temporary rock band Mister Lastboat. Music starts at 8.15pm and entry is $5 on the door. Shopping opportunities Shoppers have three more late nights to shop for Christmas. Retailers in Oneroa and the BNZ Bank will be open until 8pm for the next three Thursday evenings to save islanders travelling to town. Buying local could pay off. There s a chance to win $1500 worth of prizes from part- icipating businesses. Get the spirit: Hear the choirs at www.waiheke marketplace.co.nz.
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