The Doubtful Sounds and Te Arokura
- When: 8th Mar 10:40am
- Where: Living Wage Stage
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The Doubtful Sounds sing pop music with a classical twist, and has been delighting audiences with its fresh approach since it’s director, Bryan Crump, returned to Wellington from Australia in 2005. Because he works in the evening hosting Nights on RNZ National, Bryan found the only way he could keep singing in a choir was if he started his own. Luckily he has lots of talented friends who wanted to do the same.
The Doubtful Sounds will be performing alongside Te Arokura, who are proud to represent all the students at Te Aro School on The Terrace in the heart of Wellington. They reflect the multicultural nature of the population at Te Aro School – children from many different nationalities are included in this roopu. They are leaders at school events such as pōwhiri, exhibitions and cultural celebrations. They have been proud to perform at local community events in the Aro Valley and also in the wider Wellington community.
Te Arokura = to aim for the treasures. Aro is to pay attention or aim towards… and kura are treasures – those (treasures) being our goals. Those goals can be merely striving for what leaves us satisfied with ourselves and what we’re doing or have done.
So “to aim for the treasure – that is, achieving the best we can”.