The Melrose Singers helped spread a little bit of Christmas
cheer on Saturday, singing a selection of carols and other
songs in front of an audience of about 50 at the Dunedin
Public Art Gallery.
The members of the group are (standing from left) Barbara
Bloemsaat, Jenny Newstead, Phyll Esplin, Sue Bragg, Alice
Watson, Denise McInnes, Cheryl Pearson, Joc Parkes, Ngaire
Duke, Beverley Kay, Sinead Kearney, Ruth Scott (partly
obscured), Noeline Kropp, Jan Stewart with (back to camera)
Nicole Batchelar (21) conducting and Lynda Hodge accompanying
on piano, her last performance with the choir after seven
Among the audience was gallery visitor host Sheree Silcock,
pictured behind the singers.
Songs performed at the concert included Gershwin for
Girls, Some Enchanted Evening, The Christmas
Star, Silent Night, Mary Did you Know,
The First Nowell, The Twelve Days After
Christmas, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.