17 Aug 2019

Saturday 17 August 2019

A number of King’s College students will perform alongside Sir Bob Geldof and Mick Fleetwood at a fundraising event for charitable trust Play it Strange next month.

Claudia Linton performing

Claudia Linton (Year 11, Middlemore), practises with her classmates



Emma Featherstone

Ms Featherstone in action

King’s College Head of Performing Arts Emma Featherstone has been invited to music direct and conduct two featured pieces with Geldof and Fleetwood. 

Soloist Claudia Linton (Year 11, Middlemore) will sing Fleetwood Mac’s Dreams, and Thomas Clarkson (Year 13, Major) will sing The Boomtown Rats’ hit I Don’t Like Mondays, accompanied by the King’s College Symphony Orchestra and choirs. 

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Thomas Clarkson, Year 13, Major

Ms Featherstone has also invited choirs from St Cuthbert’s College, King’s School and other colleges around Auckland to join our groups.

The Play It Strange Trust was established in November 2003 for the purpose of encouraging young New Zealanders to develop interests and skills in songwriting and musical performance.   

Playing It Strange, Geldof v Fleetwood is on Monday 23 September at the Vodafone Events Centre. Tickets are available via eventfinda.

Read more on the NZ Herald website.