Saturday, 17 March 2018
A fundraiser for Te Hiku Sports Hub
Te Ahu Atrium 1pm
Entry by koha
Featuring Bart Klijnsmit, Riqi Harawira, Kaitaia Community Choir and local guest artists
On St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17th, Te Ahu will be hosting an international assembly of both world-reknowned and local musicians for a rare and one-time only musical benefit concert to help build the long-awaited Te Hiku Sports Hub.“We are thrilled to welcome Bart Klijnsmit, a master classical music pianist from the Netherlands who gives concerts throughout Europe” says Robin Schiff, deputy chair of Te Hiku Sports Hub. A grand highlight of this fabulous community music event will be Bart teaming up with our own Riqi Harawira, a Maori Fusion Rock artist who will be jamming electric guitar and other instruments alongside Bart’s piano. Not to be missed is the beautiful dancer Flossie Drake, who will dazzle the eyes and enchant our hearts in offering a ‘Spirit Dance’ to the rare musical rhythms set forth by Bart and Riqi. The Kaitaia Community Choir has generously prepared two new songs as a special offering for this benefit concert.
Up and coming teenage soprano star, Christina Nolden, will be sharing her talented voice accompanied by Bart on piano; and StellAcapella, our Taipa based a cappella group will perform a set. The Abundant Life Middle School Jazz Band will be enthusiastically sharing their lively rhythms and youthful vibes for our enjoyment. There will be even more local guest artists to surprise us, and a grand finale with our own Dr. Joost van Rens, a Kaitaia GP, both singing and strumming the chords accompanied by all participants to end this celebratory concert.An event not to be missed!
A celebration of of our community’s cultural and musical diversity; and our capacity to move forward together!