New director for Matakantata Choir

Jenny Eirena

Matakantata Choir has appointed Jenny Eirena as its new musical director.

A teacher specialising in music, Jenny formerly conducted choirs at Mahurangi College and more recently at an international school in Papua New Guinea.   

Jenny says her enthusiasm for choral music stems from the opportunity to bring people together to create something beautiful.

She says her previous work has mostly been in high schools and she is looking forward to working with a choir with a wider range of ages and backgrounds.

“It’s really uniting,” she says.

Jenny replaces former director Susan Hayday who is stepping down after 11 years.

Matakantata Choir is also farewelling accompanist Fiona Strathern. She will be replaced by well-known local jazz pianist Val Couling.

Matakantata resumes rehearsals on Thursday, February 4, and welcomes new singers.

Info: Lesley Demler 021 1543 185

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