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500 voice school choir to rock Suva

By MAIKELI SERU What used to be called the annual Suva Secondary Schools Music Festival will be “an epic, an inspiring mix of 500 secondary school children’s voices which will
30 Oct 2012 10:14

By MAIKELI SERU

What used to be called the annual Suva Secondary Schools Music Festival will be “an epic, an inspiring mix of 500 secondary school children’s voices which will bring Suva City alive next month,” says renowned Pacific music composer, director and teacher, Igelese Ete.
Mr Ete was instrumental in the composition and performance of the Pacific Choir which took part in the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup 2011 at Eden Park in New Zealand – a performance dubbed by many as one of best World Cup opening ceremonies ever.
He is behind the transformation and re-branding of the schools music festival to a 500-voice choir made up of school children and called the MANA Choral Fest 2012‘Voices of Change.’ The group will perform on November 8 at the FMF Gymnasium at Laucala Bay, Suva.
“Mana, is understood across the Pacific to mean great authority, presence, prestige or power. The students will enrich the lives of generations of audiences, and the blessing through songs, providing the symbol of unity,” Mr Ete, the head of Performing Arts at USP Oceania Centre for Arts said.
“The voices of 500 secondary school students will bring Suva City alive.
He said for the MANA Choral Fest 2012‘Voices of Change’, a schools show would be held on Friday, November 9 at the FMF Gym at noon, a public show at 7pm and another on Saturday, November 10. Tickets are $5 Adults, $2 for ages 12 and under. Tickets will be available from USP Bookstore & OCACPS an at the door.




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