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PUBLIC NOTICE: Due to predicted weather conditions for this weekend the show moves INDOORS at the Auckland Racing Club at Ellerslie Members Function Show Room.
Same full-on production. Click here for Press Release.
Seating will now be provided; theatre style. First in first served.
Please note the slight change in concert start time! Due to local Council noise restrictions for outdoor concert events - the promoter has brought the Concert forward to commence at 4.30pm. Gates will open at 2pm.
For all event information go to www.summertimesounds.co.nz
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With special guests, the creator of Amici, Geoff Sewell,
Hamilton County Bluegrass Band, Hogsnort Rupert Band,
plus the RNZ Air Force & Navy Bands
World–Renowned Soprano Dame Malvina Major joins special guests, Geoff Sewell, the Hamilton County Bluegrass Band, Hogsnort Rupert and the RNZ Air Force & Navy Bands for six outdoor summer shows in February/March 2014.
Dame Malvina Major (ONZ, GNZM, DBE) is next year celebrating 60 years as one of the world’s top opera singers. Her role developing artists like Hayley Westenra via her Foundation (launched in 1991) has seen her come full circle from the early days where the Hamilton born singer received classical lessons from Dame Sister Mary Leo and later, Ruth Packer from the Royal College of Music.
London based New Zealander Geoff Sewell is an internationally successful tenor and multi-platinum selling recording star. He was one of the creators and founding member of the international sensation Amici Forever, who reached over two and a half million sales worldwide with their debut album The Opera Band (2003) and their follow-up Defined (2005). His 2008 debut solo album, Believe was released to acclaim and chart success. In 2009, after a sell-out tour of NZ, Geoff released Geoff Sewell and Incognito Artists - Live in Concert DVD which charted at number one.
Hamilton County Bluegrass Band* (N/A for Taupo show) exploded into the New Zealand Folk and Country music scene in 1968. They featured on the TVNZ show the Country Touch, toured Australia with the Slim Dusty Show and more recently performed at the Redlands Bluegrass Festival in Brisbane and at the American River of Music Party International Bluegrass Festival.
Hogsnort Rupert** (N/A for Gisborne Show) originally formed in 1969 (as the Hogsnort Rupert's Original Flagon Band) and are one of the greatest all-time Kiwi bands, best known for their humorous music which includes several chart singles and the number one hits Pretty Girl. One of the founding members, Dave Luther, was also a member of Dave and the Dynamos - famous for their number one 1983 hit Life begins at 40. Hogsnort Rupert, after 40 years performing, is one of the longest running bands in NZ history.
The Royal NZ Air Force Band*** (Hamilton, Taupo and Martinborough shows only) is NZ’s largest and only full symphonic band. It made its public debut in 1937, leading a procession through Wellington to mark the coronation of King George VI. Based in Wellington, the band takes part in State and ceremonial events providing music for openings of Parliament, Guards of Honour, royal visits, official functions plus community and charity events.
The Royal New Zealand Navy Band**** (Gisborne and Auckland shows only) is based at HMNZ Philomel in Devonport on Auckland’s North Shore. They are primarily a military band of around 32 full-time musicians that provide music for the ceremonial, PR and entertainment requirements of the RNZ Navy and have toured extensively world-wide.
Children under 12 years of age are free - no ticket is required.
NZ DEFENCE FORCE MEMBERS, FAMILIES & FRIENDS
SPECIAL DISCOUNT OFFER
NZDF Discount: Receive discounted tickets when entering your pre-issued Code. Select your tickets and add them to your Cart. On the next screen enter your Code in the relevant blue box when prompted to receive the discount. Please don't hesitate to contact our friendly Call Centre if you have any problems.
Dame Malvina Major Foundation EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT to supporters, families and friends.
Ticket price $59 (plus booking fees)
For every ticket purchased, promoter Arthur Williams will donate $10 to The Dame Malvina Major Foundation
Please note this discount offer is for The DMMF supporters advance purchase only and is NOT available for any Door Sales on the day of the Concert.
We hope to see you all there to help celebrate with Dame Malvina and her special guests!
THE DAME MALVINA MAJOR FOUNDATION