The Shaky Places concert will be at 4 pm on Sunday 15 November at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hill St, Wellington. The following link points to the concert flier as a PDF file:
Before each song, the poem will be read by Geoff Robinson (who is rather good at that sort of thing).
Tickets are $20 and can be bought via choir members or on Ticketek. Our deal with Ticketek means that the booking fee they add will not be too steep.
We’re hoping that a number of the poets will be there. (It helps that the concert coincides with the NZ Poetry Conference.) My singing teacher and friend Roger Wilson tells of performing Sings Harry (a collection of songs by Douglas Lilburn to poems by Denis Glover) 30-odd years ago. Glover was in the audience but hated listening to the songs (or maybe he just wanted a cigarette) so when Roger started singing he stormed out and paced up and down outside smoking, visible through the window to the singer but no-one else. A bit disconcerting! Let’s hope our poets don’t do that.