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

 

NASDA invited to perform at Elaine Page concert


17 October 2012 - For immediate release

NASDA invited to perform at Elaine Page concert


Students from CPIT’s National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA) met Elaine Page yesterday and after singing for the legendary British actress performer they were stunned to be invited to perform in her concert at CBS Arena last night. Photo credit: KM Photos

CPIT’s National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA) students were buzzing after a visit from legendary British actress and singer Elaine Paige yesterday. Paige told stories of humble beginnings, shared some professional advice and was treated to several songs by the entire NASDA group. She was so impressed she then invited the entire group to perform at her concert at CBS Arena last night.

“What are you doing tonight?” she asked the students, who looked stunned to think they might perform during the star’s concert. Paige was serious and by 6pm the students were doing a sound check. They performed the song Heart and Music.

Paige has starred in numerous West End and Broadway productions and was instrumental in the creation of popular musicals 'Chess' and 'Cats'. For the NASDA students it was an unforgettable occasion, especially as they were able to ask questions and have their photos taken with the star.

Paige said the visit was “a marvelous treat” and was visibly moved by the students’ performance.

“It was very emotional I could see all these beautiful young faces looking back at me and singing with all of their heart and mind and soul and it was very emotional because it reminded me of my own youth and my own drama school; just wonderful to see their enthusiasm… so full of hope and expectation of what is to come for them in the future in the theatre and music business.

“Of course you know that Nic Kyle who is performing with me on this
tour of New Zealand and Australia came from this very school so it is rather apt that I have been able to come and say hello to the pupils today.”


ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Howard Davis: Christopher Marlowe & 'The Tragedy Of Dr. Faustus'

Previous versions of 'The Devil's Pact' can be traced back to the fourth century, Marlowe deviated significantly by depicting his protagonist as unable to burn his books or repent to a merciful God in order to have his contract annulled... More>>

ALSO:

Gold For RNZ: Muslim Post-9/11 Series, Kim Hill Win In New York

The Radio New Zealand podcast series Public Enemy has won a gold award for excellence for its presenter, Mohamed Hassan, at the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards announced in Manhattan today. RNZ National’s Saturday Morning host, Kim Hill, also received a gold award for Best Radio Personality. More>>

Human Rights Commission: Give Nothing To Racism

A campaign urging New Zealanders to give nothing to racism and refuse to spread intolerance has been launched by some of the country’s most well-known people. More>>

Louis Vuitton Series Win: Emirates Team NZ Will Challenge For The America’s Cup

By beating Artemis 5-2 they now take on Oracle Team USA in the America’s Cup match starting next weekend. More>>

ALSO:

Monterey: Rodger Fox Big Band Invited To Celebrated Festival

The Rodger Fox Big Band has received an invitation to perform at the 2017 Monterey 60th Anniversary Jazz Festival in the USA in September of this year. More>>

AntARTica: Scientist’s Painting Discovered In Antarctic Hut

The New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust has discovered an almost perfectly preserved 118 year old watercolour painting among penguin-excrement, dust and mould covered papers found in an historic hut at Cape Adare, Antarctica. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland