Variety needs kids with energy

16:00, Jan 17 2013

Talented singers are being called on to join a choir with a difference.

Variety - The Children's Charity is looking for singing stars aged 7 to 18 to audition for Variety Voices.

It is a group of about 30 young performers - some able-bodied, some sick, disabled or disadvantaged - brought together by a love of song, dance and musical performance.

Chief executive Lorraine Taylor says Variety Voices is no ordinary choir.

"Think Glee, think Idol, think X-Factor," she says.

"Variety is fully committed to removing barriers and promoting inclusivity for Kiwi kids, and Variety Voices is a group that really reflects this.


"This is an opportunity for young people of all abilities to come together and produce entertaining and inspirational performances, overcoming their personal challenges to bring joy to others.

"We're looking for singing stars with energy, vitality, commitment and a love of performing."

Last year the choir performed at many public and private events including alongside Variety ambassador Elizabeth Marvelly and Pink Floyd's Roger Waters.

Auditions for Variety Voices 2013 will be held in Auckland at the Auckland Performing Arts Centre, 100-102 Motions Rd, Western Springs, on February 13 from 4.30pm to 8pm.

Go to for more information about Variety Voices.

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