MUSIC teacher Cecilie Rose plays the grand piano during an Opotiki Art Society’s event to welcome the “Lady Bechstein” last year. File photo

ON Sunday, Opotiki’s musical minds gathered at the Arts Heritage Hall to show off their musical prowess in the year’s first Let’s Make Music.

The event gave musicians a chance to show off their skills with a variety of instruments, making for a musical day out for performers and audience alike.

According to Meg Collins, the day was attended by an enthusiastic group of performers, playing their favourite songs.

“Cecilie Rose and Shirley Robb played the lovely Bechstein baby grand piano,” she said.

“Chris Walters was a mainstay on his guitar and entertained with several great blues songs.

“He was also joined by Sandra on violin, his wife Cheryl on harmonica, and Denise Sands vocals.”

Mrs Collins said a group of sisters, singing and playing their ukuleles, also played a great rendition of Lorde’s Royals.

“Everyone appreciated the idea of having a regular spot to perform, or just listen to local artists, so Let’s Make Music will becomes a regular gig, on the third Sunday of each month from 3pm to-5pm,” she said.

The next gig is June 16 and will continue until November. All are welcome, both performers and audience.

james.sandbrook@opotikinews.co.nz

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