Plenty going on this weekend

Funny Friday, various performances and Super Narco Man!

Funny Friday, various performances and Super Narco Man!

WEEKEND MUSIC: Among various performances this weekend is a Gisborne Choral Society concert that will feature some old-fashioned sing-alongs and a sprinkling of solos from talents such as Catherine Macdonald. Picture supplied

Funny Friday, an opportunity for people to have a crack at stand-up starts with an open mic hour at Smash Palace tomorrow night from 7pm.

On Saturday, narrative-driven pop electronica and traditional instrumentalism comes this way when Anthonie Tonnon takes his blend of electronic and traditional instrumentalism, theatricality and dance to the Dome.

Across town and down in the industrial subdivision on the same night, Smash Palace will pump with the sounds of hard rock act Super Narco Man as the band celebrates the release of its EP, Dank Mammoth Deluxe.

Driving While Hungover Sux is the name of one of Super Narco Man’s tracks. To avoid that experience, tune into easy listening hits penned by largely anonymous composers and performed by the Gisborne Choral Society.

The group presents Timeless Treasures at St Andrew’s Church on Sunday at 2pm. Described by conductor Gavin Maclean as a lucky dip of folk songs, and almost-folk songs, the programme includes God Defend New Zealand writer Thomas Bracken’s 1878, Otago gold-rush themed poem The Iron Horse. Modern composer Anthony Ritchie composed music for the poem.

The Choral Society performance of the work will feature “an impetuous piano accompaniment” by Coralie Hunter.

The Iron Horse follows an opening of waiata, Haere Mai, and Hine e Hine, and 13th-century English round, Sumer is icumen in (Summer is coming).

Maclean says singing this in May is not intended as a comment on global warming but a charming evocation of times gone by.

Funny Friday, an opportunity for people to have a crack at stand-up starts with an open mic hour at Smash Palace tomorrow night from 7pm.

On Saturday, narrative-driven pop electronica and traditional instrumentalism comes this way when Anthonie Tonnon takes his blend of electronic and traditional instrumentalism, theatricality and dance to the Dome.

Across town and down in the industrial subdivision on the same night, Smash Palace will pump with the sounds of hard rock act Super Narco Man as the band celebrates the release of its EP, Dank Mammoth Deluxe.

Driving While Hungover Sux is the name of one of Super Narco Man’s tracks. To avoid that experience, tune into easy listening hits penned by largely anonymous composers and performed by the Gisborne Choral Society.

The group presents Timeless Treasures at St Andrew’s Church on Sunday at 2pm. Described by conductor Gavin Maclean as a lucky dip of folk songs, and almost-folk songs, the programme includes God Defend New Zealand writer Thomas Bracken’s 1878, Otago gold-rush themed poem The Iron Horse. Modern composer Anthony Ritchie composed music for the poem.

The Choral Society performance of the work will feature “an impetuous piano accompaniment” by Coralie Hunter.

The Iron Horse follows an opening of waiata, Haere Mai, and Hine e Hine, and 13th-century English round, Sumer is icumen in (Summer is coming).

Maclean says singing this in May is not intended as a comment on global warming but a charming evocation of times gone by.

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