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Seven-Year-Old To Feature In Choral Programme

Concert open to public; today  admission is free A seven-year-old girl will feature in a Christmas concert to be held at the University of the South Pacific. Sydney born Nioka
11 Dec 2016 11:00
Seven-Year-Old To Feature In Choral Programme

Concert open to public; today  admission is free

A seven-year-old girl will feature in a Christmas concert to be held at the University of the South Pacific.

Sydney born Nioka Downey will play the violin and piano for the First Fruits Chorale group in a concert that is already fully booked at the N111 lecture theatre at USP at 3pm today.

“One of the performers at the concert will be seven-year-old girl violinist visiting from Australia, who will also play the piano,” said choir spokesperson Maggie Downey.

“She just has been learning both instruments for a year now.”

Ms Downey said the reason for the concert was in the spirit of Christmas.

“The concert is entitled ‘Joy to the World’, a celebration of music which will feature Christmas carols by a full choir and a male voice choir and classical violin and piano.

“The performers are predominantly young people.”

The production is open to the public especially to the homeless, the needy, street kids and others.

It will be held at the Studio 6 Apartments conference room at Waimanu Road and it starts at 10am. Admission is free.

Ms Downey said the group enjoyed playing and singing classical music which would come through in the performance.

“We are very happy to organise this concert for the first time and we are planning to make it our annual concert during the Christmas time.

“This is a free concert, a gift to the community in the spirit of Christmas.”

Ms Downey said this was a rare event for Suva given its classical music offerings, and was offered absolutely free of charge.

“We have had an overwhelming response to our flyers with almost every seat in the hall now booked.

“So our members go to this church normally and because we love singing in harmony in groups and now with Christmas here, the group has taught why don’t we go and sing Christmas carols as gift to community.”

The production will centre on the significance of the birth of Jesus Christ, and the love that came down from the Father.

Director of Production, Timoci Tuivaga said about 30 children will be performing, expressing their creativity and love for God in dance, song, and drama.

He said the church has a close knit family and they would be helping out with the Christmas production.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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