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Amnesty International’s Spring Fundraising concert


28 August 2002

Amnesty International’s Spring Fundraising concert

Amnesty International is hosting a concert in Wellington to raise funds for the organisation’s work in highlighting human rights abuses around the world.

The event, now in its second year of association with the Phoenix Choir, is being held on Sunday 8 September at 2:30 pm at St Mary of the Angels Church in Boulcott Street.

Featured artists are the Phoenix Choir conducted by David Trott - soloists Janey McKenzie (soprano), Yvonne Gray (contralto), Peter Hurd (tenor), Craig Beardsworth (baritone), Sam Manzanza (African Drums) and 'Cadenza'.

The choir will sing Mozart's Mass in ‘B Flat’. (K257), Rachmaninoff's Hymn of the Cherubim and folk songs from around the world, including England, the Appalachian Mountains and Africa. Well-known African drummer, Sam Manzanza, who originally hails from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, will be adding zest to the African section. Cadenza will present some 'close harmony'.

It will be David’s final performance as conductor of the Wellington-based Phoenix choir. He is retiring as their Musical Director after 10 years.

David, well known in Wellington as an organist as well as a choir director will play the magnificent organ at St Marys as part of the programme.

We are again grateful to the Parish Priest and the Parish of St Mary of the Angels for their support, particularly for donating the use of the church.


Tickets cost $15 or $10 for concessions and are available from Jean Chapman on (04) 479 7946 or you can pay at the door.

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For further information please contact Jean Chapman, Amnesty International, on (04) 479 7946 or Chris Stratford, Phoenix Choir, on (04) 569 1409.


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