Southern Cross Flutes – Todd Chaplin & Rob Harding.
As part of the Colours of Futuna Concert Series, myself and good fluting friend Rob Harding will be performing in the amazing Futuna Chapel in Karori. Playing Native American styled flutes, our performance will be accompanied by a narrative, storying the journey of the first Native Americans over the Bering Strait 40,000 years ago. Interweaving the hardships and joys of these indigenous people, our music will bring you to a depth in the story that only the flute can do.
Following the concert I'll be running a 20 minute free workshop, "An introduction to playing the Native American love flute".
Futuna Chapel is generally regarded as one of the most significant New Zealand buildings of the 20th century. It won the New Zealand Institute of Architect’s gold medal in 1968, and the 25 year award in 1986. The Chapel’s architect, John Scott, was posthumously awarded a NZIA Gold Meal for Enduring Architecture in 1999. Futuna is registered as Category 1 by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, meaning that it has 'special or outstanding historical or cultural heritage significance or value.' Futuna Chapel was handbuilt by the Catholic brothers and volunteers, and contains art by sculptor Jim Allen.
Hope to see you there.
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