Selwyn sings out
by Anonymous Author
Despite the atrocious weather that has battered the district over 300 audience members and 100 performers filled the Lincoln High School Hall recently for a concert highlighting local talent.
The ‘Celebration of Screen and Stage Concert’ featured music performed by a wide variety of Selwyn based entertainers.
Concert organisers June and Ian Burney said the aim of the concert was to create a platform for the community of Selwyn to see the wealth and variety of talented musicians, singers, dancers and musical community groups who live in the district.
“We were a bit nervous on the night as the bad weather made travelling difficult for some but we talked to civil efence and they saw no reason to cancel the event,” June said.
“I want to thank everyone, both on and off stage, who got behind the event and helped make it so special for so many people.
The Lincoln High School Musical Theatre Group strut their stuff
“From the many positive comments received after the event the audience were clearly impressed by the fantastic talent on view and were so pleased the show went ahead despite the bad weather.”
Among the performers were the Selwyn Community and Selwyn Youth choirs performing items from ‘The Sound of Music’ and ‘Grease’ while local band Algal Bloom had the audience on their feet dancing with their selection of Blues Brothers’ classics.
Other musicals acts showcased included the student lead Lincoln High School Musical Theatre Group with an enthusiastic dance number from ‘Hairspray’, ‘Little Mermaid’ cast members from Kirwee Players and the Ellesmere Pipe Band.