|When:||14 July 2012|
|Venue:||All Saints Anglican Church, 284 Ponsonby Road (3 Lamps End), Ponsonby|
|Location:||Christchurch, Canterbury Region, New Zealand|
The Glorious Mudsingers, one of Australia’s most exciting a cappella gospel choirs, will join forces with Auckland’s Heaven Bent and One Voice choirs for an evening that promises ‘hellishly good’ gospel and high energy world music.
The Glorious Mudsingers, who hail from the Milton Ulladulla District (MUD) of New South Wales, have sung to sell-out shows around Australia, raising money for charity from each performance. On this, their first-ever New Zealand tour, money raised at the Auckland concert in Ponsonby will go to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.
The “Muddies” describe themselves as a secular choir whose shared ‘religion’ is singing. They are looking forward to meeting their host choir Heaven Bent, the long-established Auckland a cappella choir which has similar origins as a non-religious community-based group sharing their love of gospel music drawn from African and African-American roots, plus their own special blend of Maori and Pacific music.
One Voice, another acclaimed Auckland community choir whose name represents the unity that comes from sharing the joy of singing, will present a selection of world music from their wide repertoire, adding instrumental accompaniment to some of their songs to bring new colour to established favourites.
All proceeds will be donated to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust. Special thanks to the All Saints Anglican Church, Ponsonby, for providing the venue.