Choir singing out for new members

Photo by Peter McIntosh.
Photo by Peter McIntosh.
Green Island Fireside Club members (from left) Elaine Wishart (81), Peter Randall (89), Bev Tetlow (66), Doris Kinraid (84), Faith Gray, Isabel Campbell (82), Daph White (68), June Anderson (84) and conductor Kelvin Tetlow (67) perform the National Anthem at the start of their concert in the Janet Cameron Hall in Green Island on Saturday.

Mr Randall said the club, which was established in 1954, provided a place for people to meet and play bowls, cards and other activities.

Many members had a passion for music, so a choir was formed.

The choir sings songs from the 1920s-1940s, as well as modern show tunes, at retirement villages on the Taieri.

In recent years, membership had dwindled by attrition, Mr Randall said.

The choir's nine remaining members rehearse on Mondays at Janet Cameron Hall, perform regularly at retirement villages, and gather on Thursdays with other club members, for activities.

''It's important for the club to continue because it gets the elderly out of their homes, rather than keeping them sitting in an armchair on their own.''

The club is seeking new members from Dunedin and the Taieri, aged 60 or over.

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