Concert to showcase talent

By Cindy McQuade

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John Paul College students will join musicians from around New Zealand and Australia in tonight's concert. Photo / Ben Fraser
John Paul College students will join musicians from around New Zealand and Australia in tonight's concert. Photo / Ben Fraser

A display of the incredible talents of more than 300 young musicians is being performed in spectacular fashion tonight.

The students are from New Zealand and Australia and the show is a gala event where they showcase what they have learned during the Rhapsody Festival which has been taking place in the city.

This festival is a series of adjudication sessions, workshops, clinics, as well as performances at local schools.

Last night the students performed in their individual school ensembles, but tonight they get to really mix it up.

"Both concerts display the students' talents however the unique feature of the festival and Friday night's concert, is students will be performing in combined ensembles that have been put together during the festival to make music and learn from each other. The Friday concert showcases how the students from different schools and backgrounds have come together to learn, make music and perform," said Rhapsody marketing manager Bernadine Juretich.

She said it was an amazing show and the music covered all genres with choirs, string orchestras and concert bands.

"Entertaining for all ages, don't miss out on the opportunity to join in on this musical extravaganza and support the incredible talent of these musical superstars!"

Fact file:

* What: Rhapsody Festival

* Where: Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre

* When: Tonight 7pm

- Rotorua Daily Post

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