Farm fundraiser marries music and sculpture

A stunning fundraiser's been held at the renowned Gibbs Farm near Auckland - seeing a combined choir bring music to the sculpture park as exotic animals looked on.

Westlake's award winning choirs - Voicemale from Westlake Boys' and Choralation from Westlake Boys' and Girls' High Schools - will be touring Italy this July and competing in the second Leonardo da Vinci International Choral Festival in Florence. 

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On April 7 the choirs combined for a spectacular fundraiser at the world class sculpture park in the Kaipara Harbour.  

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Guests were treated to a half hour performance at the "Te Tuhirangi Contour" sculpture.  The event was captured by photographer Dave Simpson.

The choirs are still fundraising and happy to take donations. If you'd like to help email mcurry@westlake.school.nz 

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Gibbs farm is owned and developed by businessman Alan Gibbs.  It’s home to the biggest collection of large scale outdoor sculptures in  New Zealand.  It’s private – but open to the public on certain days of the year.  The 400 hectare property 47 kilometres from Auckland is a working farm but also home to several exotic animals including emus and giraffes.

 Dismemberment by Anish Kapoor on site at Gibb's Farm in Kaipara. Photo credit - Dave Simpson Photography 

Dismemberment by Anish Kapoor on site at Gibb's Farm in Kaipara. Photo credit - Dave Simpson Photography