Welcome Message from our President

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April 21, 2016 - 1:16pm -- Ruth Jardine

Kia ora koutou katoa

Hello and a warm welcome to Christchurch Pops Choir’s new website. My name is Ruth Jardine, and I am very privileged to be the President of the Choir’s Executive Committee.

I invite you to browse through our pages to learn a little about the choir and see what’s new. You can find out where and when we will be performing. If you would like us to sing at a private celebration or corporate function, then please feel free to contact us. We also appreciate feedback from our audiences.

The Choir is going from strength to strength, under the expert guidance of our new Artistic Director Ravil Atlas. In a short space of time, he has introduced us some new concepts in vocal production technique.

Our membership has been boosted by a recent large intake of talented local singers who have been quick to learn our repertoire.

We are currently working hard preparing for our tour to the West Coast towns of Hokitika and Westport at the end of May. Follow the Pops Go West link to check out the dates and venues. Don’t forget to take advantage of our ‘early-bird’ ticket offer and do tell your friends. We really would love to share the joy and sense of community that comes with being a member of a choir, and to show our neighbours over the other side, that we care about them.

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate some of our members who are currently, or have been taking part in productions in and around the city; Blair McHugh, Anne-Marie Cotton, and Luke Cossey in the Showbiz production of Mamma Mia; Leanne O’Mahoney, John Bayne, Deen Coulson and Angela Reeves in NCMS’ production of AIDA. One of the goals of the Pops Choir is to provide a nurturing, supportive community for those who love to sing and to allow people ‘time out’ to take part in shows. We all benefit and, hopefully, some of the ‘star dust’ rubs off on all of us.

It was with great sadness that we bade farewell to Victoria Nell, one of our lovely stars, last week. She is greatly missed by all and our condolences go to her parents Sally and Graeme and their family. I know Victoria would have loved our new repertoire, so when we sing, we will be thinking of her.

Once again, thank you for visiting our site and I do hope you find it fun and informative.

Nga mihi nui

Ruth

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