Choir Visit Raises $1000

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SIMON.KNYVETT

@theensign.co.nz

The Dunedin Red Cross Choir visted Gore for the first time on Saturday performing at the St Andrew’s Church Hall.

The concert was a fundraising first for the Gore Red Cross branch and raised just under $1000.

Red Cross Gore secretary/treasurer Greta Miller said she was surprised by the turnout for the concert.

Introduction... Introducing the Dunedin Red Cross Choir is compere Geoff Smith. PHOTO: SIMON KNYVETT
Introduction… Introducing the Dunedin Red Cross Choir is compere Geoff Smith. PHOTO: SIMON KNYVETT

“It’s amazing and very pleasing for us we are thrilled with the support,” Mrs Miller said.

She said about 105 people attended the concert which had a mixture of singing from the choir as well as recitations, and singing and piano solos.

Hosting the Dunedin Red Cross Choir for the afternoon concert was a complete unknown and they had to chuck out a few extra seats before the concert began, Mrs Miller said

The choir was conducted by Eleanor Moyle with Coral Billing on piano and compere Geoff Smith.

The Dunedin Red Cross Choir has been performing for 70 years but it was the first time it has performed in Gore.

The choir performs throughout the Otago community for practice and puts on a major fundraiser each year.