Face to face. Voice vs. voice. One hundred Aucklanders sing about their generations.
This month award-winning theatre-maker Jo Randerson (Barbarian Productions) and musical maestro Julian Raphael (Community Music Junction) are joining together to direct a 100-strong cast of everyday Aucklanders for a one-of-a-kind event in the Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber.
Local singers from all over Auckland will come together to participate in this unique community performance. Split into three generational groups – under 30s, 30-60s and over 60s – the participants will express what they really think of each other – in song.
After premiering at Wellington Cathedral in 2014 the show has had immensely successful seasons in Wanaka, Nelson and the Wairarapa and is now set to take the stage in Auckland.
A previous participant in Sing it to my Face said afterwards “There are many stand-out memories for me but seeing people (of different ages) in the audience being moved to tears is one of the most vivid.”
While some serious issues will be expressed in song: “The older generation has lived far too indulgently and damaged the planet to a point of no return” (a previous under 30s participant), you can expect some slightly more frivolous opinions to emerge as well: “I would advise those 30-60-year-olds who indulge in the overuse of active wear to stop it – at once.” (over 60s participant).
If you’re interested in being a part of the choir, Auckland Live are still accepting sign ups until 10 October. Visit www.singtomyface.com to register. For more information visit aucklandlive.co.nz
Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
Thu 17 October, 7pm
Fri 18 October, 7pm
Sat 19 October, 7pm
Sun 20 October, 2pm