Shauni James is a Rotorua Daily Post reporter

Blues and jazz concert fundraiser for St Faith's Church (+ video)

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Locals will be able to come together and boogie to jazz and blues music for a local cause this weekend.

A Jazz and Blues St Faith's Church Fundraiser Concert is being held at the church on Sunday.

Organiser Elisha Hulton said the concert was a fundraiser to help with the costs of the church's restoration.

Singers include Evelyn Falconer, Bobby Howard, Marianne Hodge, Kararaina Walker from Tauranga and Hulton herself.

High school students will also be taking part, including Rotorua Boys' High School Vocal Quartet, Anahera Waiariki from Rotorua Girls' High School and Olivia Philip from John Paul College.

The singers will be accompanied by a jazz band led by Richard Anaru.

Mrs Hulton said 180 people could fit in the church and they wanted as many people as possible to attend.

The last fundraising concert, which was Matariki @ St Faith's, was a huge success, and was classical and musical theatre, she said.

"The last one went really well, it was mostly all full."

People should go along to support the fundraiser because St Faith's was an icon of Rotorua, Mrs Hulton said.

The music was also great and there were some great local performers, she said.

After the concert, people would also have the chance to mingle with the musicians.

"It's just going to be a really fun afternoon."

What: St Faith's Church Fundraiser Concert
Where: St Faith's Church, Ohinemutu
When: Sunday 2pm
Tickets: $30, available from City Books & Lotto store on Tutanekai St or phone Josie Scott (07) 348 7560

- Rotorua Daily Post

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