Three of Christchurch’s daughters of song – Julia Deans, Bella Kalolo and Flip Grater – join forces with Burnside High’s award-winning Bel Canto Choir for this spectacular event, curated and directed by Julia Deans.
Singing tales of love and loss, triumph and regret, departure and return, the trio will explore the spectrum of strength, vulnerability and what it means to be both a woman and a human.
Former Fur Patrol front woman, Julia Deans has cemented her place as one of Aotearoa’s most iconic singer-songwriters. Samoan, Tongan and Māori soul sister Bella Kalolo has worked with Mos Def, Dave Dobbyn, NZSO and Chaka Khan and author and musician Flip Grater has been a leading voice in New Zealand's indie scene for over 13 years.
Add Burnside High's prodigious Bel Canto Girls Choir (of which Bella and Julia are former members) and the stage is set for a nostalgic, inspiring and unforgettable evening.
This show is brought to you by Spark.
The James Hay Theatre is a sophisticated theatre featuring a proscenium arch and comfortable tiered seating made up of an upper and lower gallery. It has a functional fly rig system making it a flexible venue for productions and presentations that need a quick change of scene for creative impact. It is ideal for live theatre, opera, ballet, seminars and conference plenary sessions. A signatory event is the popular themed dinners held on the theatre stage.
Christchurch Town Hall
Address: 86 Kilmore St,
All three levels of the Theatre are accessible via an elevator, which is situated inside the main entrance foyer adjacent to bar area.
Bariatric seating options are also available on the Stalls level only and upon request in advance of booking.
The theatre is equipped with a hearing loop system on each level of the auditorium.
Wheelchair seating is available in the Stalls (four seats – in rows S and T, two each side) and Dress Circle(two seats – one either side in row H ).
There are also a further four specially modified ADA seats in the Stalls (two on each aisle of rows I and M), where the arm rest of the seat opens so a person can move easily from their wheelchair.The theatre is equipped with a hearing loop system on each level of the auditorium.
Accessible toilet and washroom facilities are located on each level of the theatre, two in the Stalls foyer area, one in the Dress Circle foyer and two in the Grand Circle foyer.