hills - and plains - around the Taieri have been alive with
the sound of music for the past month as schools put the
finishing touches to their performances for the 2014 Taieri
Pupils from Taieri College, East Taieri, Elmgrove, Lee
Stream, Outram, Silverstream, St Mary's and Waihola schools
will take the stage at Taieri College today and tomorrow at
The Silverstream School choir is pictured rehearsing Life
is Fun (Tricarico), one of the songs they will perform in
Silverstream School teacher and massed choir co-conductor
Peter Storer said each school would perform one or two items
and songs would be performed by all in a massed choir.
''The highlight of the show is the diversity of the music
that has been chosen by individual schools.
''There's a wide variety of styles and periods that it comes
The concert programme included medleys of hits by the Beatles
and Crowded House and the National Anthem, he said.
''The festival is mainly a chance for the children to get
together with others that enjoy singing and celebrate the joy
of singing, but particularly in a large group.
''For many of them, this will be the first time they will get
to sing in a big combined, powerful choir.''