Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Concert For Suffering Children To Be Held In Wgtn

Concert For Suffering Children To Be Held In Wellington

Two leading Kiwi Christian bands will be holding a 'cheap as chips' concert in Wellington on Friday 26 November, to spread the message of hope for children suffering because of the impact of HIV/AIDS.

Detour 180, and award-winning Magnify are going on the road over the next few weeks, with eight concerts throughout the country. On Friday 26 November they will perform at Wellington Elim Church with a door charge of only $5. The bands will be promoting World Vision's Hope Initiative, a major campaign to help orphans and widows impacted by HIV/AIDS in Africa.

"The Christmas Hope Tour is a series of concerts that bring together two of New Zealand's finest Christian artists to encourage and challenge us to help this hurting world," says World Vision's Artist Associates Manager Annette Fale.

"Many people are unaware of the severity of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and these bands are setting out to raise awareness and share the hope. World Vision is really grateful to them," she says.

Lead vocalist for Detour 180, Adrian Robertson says they're motivated by a deeper purpose than just playing music. "We don't do music for music's sake. It's got purpose and we want to use it that way."

Magnify, winners of this year's NZ Music Awards for Best Gospel/Christian Album, also has a strong missions focus. "Magnify was formed out of a desire to push music and worship beyond the four walls of the church to the end of the earth," says lead vocalist Ric Knott.

The band will also draw attention to World AIDS Day on December 1. More than 14 million children, mostly in Africa, have lost one or both parents to AIDS, and 22 million people have died already from the pandemic. Another 40 million are living with the disease, which has no cure.

"Being a child-focussed organisation, our concern is for the millions of children who are made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS," says Annette Fale. "This series of Hope Concerts will help raise money and sponsorships for these kids who often end up heading households while they're still children."

For more information, visit

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>


New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news