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Overseas choir brings Christmas cheer

Luke Rawalai
Sunday, December 09, 2012

THE choir girls of Melbourne Star of the Sea College are set to bring an early Christmas experience to the people of Savusavu next week.

Daku Resort owner Delia Rothie Jones said the girls from Melbourne Star of the Sea College were spending a week in Fiji at the resort and would hold free choral singing concert there tomorrow.

Melbourne Star of the Sea College head of Music Larrisa Cairns said the tour was an end-of-year treat for the girls and also a chance to have a real Fijian experience

"So far they have spent an afternoon at Urata Village singing with the choir, being shown around the village and swapping stories about school life," she said. "They have been snorkelling around the reefs, having a wonderful experience of Fiji's marine life the group is still to visit Waivunia to see a meke, and attend a lovo dinner. We have been learning some Fijian songs with teacher Rachel Hore, who knows Fiji well from her many choir workshops in Savusavu over the years."

Melbourne Star of the Sea College student Belle Lam has described the trip as amazing.

"The Fijian people have been so warm and welcoming and friendly to all of us, for instance people who you've never met will strike up a conversation in the street," Ms Lam said.


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