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May 8, 2010 1:00PM

Erupt: SOUNZ Community Commission


If Lake Taupo was a piece of music, what would it sound like?

Moana Ataahua: Beautiful Lake is Ryan Youens’ mass musical work, commissioned especially for ERUPT 2010 through the "SOUNZ Community Commission": with additional support from the ERUPT Festival. It takes its inspiration from the people and places of Taupo.

"Featuring lyrics submitted by local writers, Moana Ataahua is a spectacular mix of symphonic, choral and percussive elements that will erupt into an exciting finale. Drawing together musicians from Taupo Choral Society, Tauhara College Choir, Great Lake Big Band, Taupo Youth Wind Band, Taupo Concert Band, and Tauhara College Stage Band, a 200-strong ensemble will premiere Moana Ataahua in the picturesque surrounds of the Unison Amphitheatre on the banks of the Waikato River. Bring your cushions, enjoy the blaze of autumn colours and celebrate the spirit and beauty of Taupo."

('Rain day' alternative: Sunday 9 May, 2:00pm in a venue to be confirmed)

[This is the premiere of the work resulting from the second of two SOUNZ Community Commissions awarded in 2009. The first, awarded to Rosie Langabeer and the Wellington Most Famous Orchestra of Musical Delights, resulted in a "performance at Te Papa's Marae on December 6 2009":]

Start time

May 8, 2010 1:00PM


Unison Amphitheatre
New Zealand


This is a free event.