Sunday, September 28, 2008

A Fijian choir in Melbourne

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Yesterday we were delighted to welcome the members of the Dandenong Uniting Church Fijian congregation to Altona Meadows/Laverton church and their choir sang several beautiful anthems conducted by Raijeli. What a lovely time we had meeting with our friends in worship, sharing a meal together and later on there was plenty of talanoa and some yaqona drinking in Sailosi's home in Wyndam Heights. This choir were at the Adelaide Conference and were my favourite to win, but alas, the polished professional sounds of the city of Sydney won! At Adelaide a promise was made to give scholarships to promising singers/conductors from that conference so I hope one of the young women from Dandenong is given an opportunity for further music training. If Paulini can do it, so can many other young Fijians!

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