Six of the best back on song

The University of Otago Capping Sextet, comprising (from left) James Smythe (23), Finn Shaw (22),...
The University of Otago Capping Sextet, comprising (from left) James Smythe (23), Finn Shaw (22), Mark Wigglesworth (23), Jack Fisher (20), Callum Fisher (24) and Robbie Schmidt (24) performed again in graduation events on Saturday. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH
After an enforced break through Covid-19 disruption last year, the University of Otago Capping Sextet was back in action during the latest capping events in Dunedin at the weekend.

"It’s definitely very nice to be back on stage," one of the group’s senior members, Callum Fisher, said yesterday.

The university’s celebrated singing group has been offering its risque form of satire for more than a century and returned again at Saturday’s 1pm and 4pm ceremonies, after last year’s "in person" ceremonies were all cancelled, because, initially, of Covid-19 safety precautions.

Last December’s planned ceremonies were also cancelled for security reasons, after a threat was made.

Mr Fisher said it was "pretty cool" to be able to perform in the mid-event break after graduands had crossed the stage, at both ceremonies, for the first time, after last year’s graduation ceremony disruptions.


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