Other Events involving Opera North
16th June 2018
Because of Joan
A joyous celebration of the life and legacy of Joan Kennaway took place in front of a packed-out Bougainville Theatre at Forum North in Whangarei.
The concert featured the greatest array of singers ever assembled on a stage in Northland as former pupils, such as Hayden Tee and Kawiti Waetford and special guest artist Helen Medlyn, delighted everyone by giving of their time and talent "because of Joan".
Interspersed between the songs were short narrations by people who had been important to her story.
The concert ended with everyone singing "The Best of Times is Now", a musical number often used at the end of Opera North's concerts, epitomising Joan's concept of life.