Proms a chance to trot out finery

18:52, Nov 19 2012

The audience is encouraged to dress up for royalty when the Stratford Singers combine with The Great Taranaki Steam Band on Saturday to present the Diamond Jubilee Proms Concert.

The emphasis will be on a fun evening. It is to be held at 7.30pm in the Eltham Town Hall. There will be prizes for best costumes etc. It is a BYO event with nibbles provided.

Bookings can be made at The Wardrobe, Eltham by phoning 06 764 5010 or the Stratford Information Centre phone 06 765 6708.

Major on song for anniversary

Dame Malvina Major is helping the Egmont Community Arts Council celebrate their 30th birthday.

Major will present a concert with her students, plus her guests the Coastal Singers Choir and pianist Troy Stevenson, at Opunake High School Hall on Saturday.


Major ONZ, GNZM, DBE has combined an international opera career with a life of song and service, making her one of New Zealand's most cherished musical figures.

The concert starts at 7.30pm and as there are no seat allocations, it will be "first in, best seated".

Online sales are available at or tickets are also available at Pastimes in Opunake, Metro Salon in New Plymouth or phone 06 761 8789.

Muriel May contestants

The Muriel May Concert will be held at the Theatre Royal of TSB Showplace at 7pm on December 17.

There are five contestants for the $10,000 scholarship. Wellington's Richard Mapp is the adjudicator.

Taranaki Daily News