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On January 31 2014 The Press will be publishing a special
tabloid celebrating babies born in Canterbury across 2013.
Each baby portrait will be accompanied by a special message from
their parents, making it an ideal memento for 21st celebrations.
The publication will also feature editorial headlines from the year
as well as taking a look at what your baby's star sign means.
Celebrate the birth of your baby and create a wonderful keepsake
for your child by participating in this special publication.
Give your child a
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play with panache
Students from the Pettman
National Junior Academy of Music,
accompanied by Iola Shelley on
piano. September 6, St
Augustine's Church, Cashmere.
Reviewed by Patrick Shepherd.
Here were four fine young perfor-
mers in an impressive and varied
programme that reflected very
favourably on the training pro-
vided by the Pettman Academy.
All showed the potential to go
far in music and I congratulate
these young players on their
ability to tackle difficult pieces
with such assurance.
Grace McKenzie set a high
benchmark with the intensity of
Bach s second Violin Sonata. She
maintained good prominence in
the shifting drone of the Andante
and created an effective dialogue
through contrasting dynamics in
the Allegro. Secure playing from
memory added to the spectacle.
Absolutely at one with her
instrument was cellist JooEun
Kim who, in her rendition of the
third movement from Schubert s
Arpeggione Sonata, showed
maturity well beyond her years.
She already has a most musical
sense of phrasing, use of vibrato
and command of rapid fingerwork.
She projected well and her whole
body seemed in sync with her
interpretation of this work.
Fraser McKenzie tackled the
first movement of Haydn s Cello
Concerto in C. Played from mem-
ory, he created intimacy in the
quiet sections and was tidy in the
quick scalic passages. However, in
terms of interpretation, he needed
to be more expansive in the dra-
matic and declamatory passages,
also taking a little more time to
ensure cohesion with the
Violinist Benedict Lim closed
the programme with an outstand-
ing performance of Schubert s Ave
Maria. No trite transcription this,
with tricky double-stopping,
especially in octaves, that were
absolutely spot on. There was also
lovely sustained playing in
Vivaldi s Autumn from The Four
Seasons, with well-controlled
arpeggio figures and clean articu-
lation in even the trickiest pas-
sages, and all from memory.
Tomorrow s concert will feature
Nick Dow in a jazz piano recital,
joined by musician friends. Nick is
a student at the CPIT jazz school,
and is a pianist, composer and
singer. He will be playing and
singing originals and favourites.
St Augustine s Church, Cash-
Pet of the week
looking his cutest for
a photo shoot.
and Rusty tussle
over a stick.
We invite readers to send us a
photo of their pet for our Pet
of the Week contest. The best
photo will be published each
week in the Christchurch
Mail and the winner will
receive a $20 voucher from
Bishopdale Pets. One entry
per household please.
To enter, email a large
photo with caption details,
name and phone number to
Photos should be at least
500kb in size.
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