Youth choir to perform in front of magnificent Pōhutu Geyser

Rotorua’s iconic Pōhutu Geyser will provide a spectacular backdrop to the spine-tingling voices of the award-winning New Zealand Youth Choir at a special performance this week (Wednesday February).


And thanks to Te Puia’s Whānau Card, which allows free access to Te Puia | New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute for Rotorua residents, locals will be able to enjoy the concert and the rest of Te Puia at no cost.


The 50-strong choir, conducted by music director David Squire, will perform the special lunchtime concert on Wednesday, February 14, at 11.30am.


The choir will perform a mix of songs, from music of the South Pacific and New Zealand folk songs, to Māori action songs and traditional choral works.


Te Puia General Manager Sales and Marketing, Kiri Atkinson-Crean, says the special concert is an ideal time for locals to visit, listen to the 50-strong choir and reacquaint themselves not only with the geothermal wonders of Te Whakarewarewa valley, but also the Māori cultural offerings which are part of our legislated mandate to ensure the survival of traditional arts and craft.


“The choir performing amongst the geothermal wonders of Te Whakarewarewa geothermal valley is set to be an enchanting experience. We hope locals will make the most of the whānau cards to support the New Zealand Youth Choir.”


Ms Atkinson-Crean says the card allows locals unlimited entry for a year, as well as extensive discounts on various products.


Whānau Card holders will also be able to stroll through the active geothermal valley, see the resident kiwi in the kiwi house, watch carvers and weavers at work and enjoy refreshments in the on-site café.


Those wanting to apply for a whānau card can do so at the front office. Photo ID and proof of Rotorua residential address, such as a power or phone bill is required.