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Violin Virtuoso Makes Difference For Poor Children

Violin Virtuoso Making A Difference For Poor Children

For many years, gifted violinist and singer-songwriter Peter Shurley has been wowing audiences with his passionate and inspirational performances.
The Tasmanian-based musician, well-known to New Zealand fans, is embarking on another free concert tour of New Zealand on behalf of TEAR Fund child sponsorship.

Shurley is recognised as one of Australia’s most popular and sought-after gospel artists and has long been an advocate for poor children in the developing world, through TEAR Fund’s child sponsorship partner, Compassion International.

Shurley regards New Zealand as a `home away from home’. “I just love New Zealand audiences, they are a lot like Tasmanians,” he says.
Through his music, Shurley weaves complex sound-scapes taking listeners on a journey from inward contemplation to outward joy. He draws on his classical roots as well as contemporary influences which include Van Morrison and Don Henley of the Eagles. His music will be set against a multi-media backdrop which is sure to further connect the audience with his music and he is well-known for engaging personality.

He describes his music as `middle-of-the-road’ but `there is something for everyone, young or old’ in the mix, from his vast repertoire which spans 16 CDs and almost two-decades. Most of the concerts will centre around his last album Still, but he will give New Zealand audiences a taste of his new album, which he plans to release in October. He will also play a variety of old favourites from his back catalogue including Indian Girl which he wrote after meeting the first child he sponsored.

Peter Shurley will visit a variety of towns and cities around the upper North Island. The concerts are free but donations are welcome.

Tour Dates

When: Tuesday August 19
Where: Church of the Nazarene
Grey Street
Time: 7.30pm
Admission details: Café is open from 6.30pm
enjoy the $2 menu!

When: Wednesday August 20
Where: Christ Church Anglican Centre
2B Kamo Rd
Time: 7.30pm
Admission details: Free admission
Donations appreciated
Coffee and refreshments available

When: Thursday 21st August
Where: Russell Baptist Church
Russell Town Hall
The Strand
Time: 7.30pm
Admission details: Entry is free -donations appreciated.
Tea and coffee and refreshments available.

When: Friday August 22
Where: Congregational Church Maungaturoto
100 Hurndall Street East
Time: 7.30pm
Admission details: Free entry - donations appreciated.
Tea and coffee following the concert

When: Saturday August 23
Where: Manukau Central Baptist Church
75 Everglade Drive, Goodwood Heights
Time: 7.30pm
Admission details: Entry is free - donations appreciated.
Coffee and refreshments available from the Red Sofa Café.

When: Sunday August 24
Where: Elim City
74 Cook Street,
Auckland CBD
Time: 10am

When: Tuesday August 26
Where: St John’s Rotorua
cnr Ranolf & Victoria Streets
Time: 7.30pm
Admission details: Entry is free - donations appreciated
Tea, coffee and refreshments available.

When: Wednesday August 27
Where: Paeroa Baptist Church
2 Wood Street
Time: 7pm
Admission details: Free admission
Collection taken for TEAR Fund
Supper is provided.

When: Thursday August 28
Where: St Andrew's Centre
85 Queen Street
Time: 7pm

When: Friday August 29
Where: Trinity-St Paul’s
43 Queen Street
Time: 7pm
Admission details: Gold coin donation.
Tea and coffee available from 6.30pm onwards.
To book Ph: 07-8276523


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