Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Coffee Day 17th April 2018

Great weather, great company and a lovely venue being our members, Kay and Russ Boyes, spacious home. Lots of music and sumptuous food made this a very relaxing day. It was good that Rob and Barbara Powell came along and did justice to Kay's  magnificent Yamaha Clavinova CVP-309 digital grand piano.
Thank you Kay and Russ for making this a wonderful day for our members.

The Photos:

Members enjoying lunch on Coffee Day Members enjoying a sumptuous lunch on Coffee Day

Kay and Russell Boyes granddaughters playing for us on the piano. They are on holiday in NZ from their home in Perth, Australia. The stage showing Kay's Yamaha CVP-309 and a couple of the members keyboards brought along for the occasion.

Yvonne Moller playing the Korg Pa4X. Peter Jackson doing his crooning thing with his very smooth voice.

A friend of Kay's came along and sang a lovely song, Karaeoke style, but in Dutch! Thank you Alice. Kay and Russ's son, Nathan, with their two granddaughters with Kay on the right.

Claude Moffat palying the Hoffman upright grand piano. The Club's new Treasurer, Doris Thorn, sang a couple of songs for us and accompanied by Kay Boyes on piano.

Russ and Kay's granddaughters sang some songs for us as well.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Club Night 3rd April 2018

A Tale of two halves! In the first half we were indulged with an exuberance of classical and light entertainment music by our wonderful members playing both the Clavinova piano and an arranger keyboard. A Big thank you to our players for the evening: Audrey Henden; Hana Tani; Claudette Wheeler; and, Roy Steen. We had a sumptuous refreshments break with biscuits sent to us by Reiko Noda from Japan! Reiko has played for us at the Club on several occasions when she has been in New Zealand. Thank you Reiko.
For the second-half we had something completely different (variety is the spice of life?) with a Mexican 5-piece band entertaining us with Mariachi style music. Wonderful musicians and superb vocal harmonies.

The Videos:

Mariachi New Zealand – Mariachi of Mexico performing at our Club, as our Guest Artists, for our April 2018 Club Night. 

The Photos:

Our President, Gordon Sutherland, having a quiet moment before the start of the evening on the Club's Yamaha Clavinova CVP-509. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons. Audrey Henden played both the arrival music and a performance in the first-half of the programme for us. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons.

Hana Tani played some Brahms, Bach and Haydn for us - well done!  Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons. Hana Tani played some Brahms, Bach and Haydn for us - well done! Hana showing-up on the big screen. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons.

Claudette Wheeler played a mixture of classics and light music for us. Kay Boyes seen here turning the pages. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons. Roy Steen brought along his Korg Pa300 to play for us. Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons.

The Mariachis were our guest artists all the way from Mexicao and Chile! Photo courtesy of Dennis Lyons.