Less than a week after we farewelled Ed Nichols, today we learned that chorus bass singer Peter Bond died suddenly over Queen's Birthday weekend. Peter had been taking time off from chorus to recover from a fall but was eager to return to rehearsals. Peter was 88, our oldest member. The photo was taken in 2016 at the Blenheim convention. A celebration of Peter's life will be held at Forrest Funeral Services, 39 Riverside Rd, Orewa at 2pm on Friday 8th June 2018. (map)

Congratulations to the quartet QED (Sam Turner, Richard Lewis, Andrew Cox, Bryce Turner) who scored 398/600 (66.3%) to become the Peter Gasston Competition winners for 2017. Second place went to Vocal Addiction (Richard Lewis - hang on - wasn't he in the other quartet?), Tony Roberts, Bryce Turner (umm... wasn't he...), Junji Kawai. Third Place to No Strings Attached (John Denton, Tony Roberts, Robert Kurz, Neil Binnie).