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The Wairarapa Youth Orchestra’s performance on Saturday, called ‘The Wonderful World of WYO’, is its annual major fundraiser and will showcase interpretations of timeless classics from the wonderful world of Disney, including special orchestral arrangements from movies such as ‘Mulan’,’ Frozen’, and ‘Cinderella’. The orchestra is made up of hardworking and skilful primary and secondary-aged musicians from across Wairarapa who aim to take guests on a musical journey “like no other” as they perform with violins, cellos, viola, double bass, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments.

    Tomorrow from 3pm. Carterton Events Centre, Holloway St, Carterton. Tickets are $16 each for adults and $6 for children. Contact 063794081.

Tudor Consort
presents REPAST

The Tudor Consort vocal chamber ensemble presents REPAST, an intimate mid-winter feast of music themed on eating and drinking. Guests can immerse themselves in acapella music from the “bawdy to beautiful” over wine and nibbles. “There will be an unexpected repertoire, too – from Eastern European table songs to Baroque tavern tunes, a pair of drunken tenors and an ebullient ovation for big bouncing bellies,” a spokesperson said. “There will even be a piece with a criminal history, hidden for 28 years due to the prohibition.” Complimentary drinks and nibbles will be provided, and audience members are seated cabaret style. The Tudor Consort, directed by Michael Stewart, is a vocal chamber ensemble.

    Tomorrow from 4pm. Martinborough Town Hall, 8 Texas St. General admission is $50 each, and children $30. Save $35 when you book a table of 7. Book via events.humanitix.com/wellington-repast.

Woolshed experience

Enjoy a slice of New Zealand’s farming heritage by experiencing the sights, smells, and sounds of being inside a woolshed. The Wool Shed museum comprises two century-old historic woolsheds relocated to Masterton. Visitors can learn about how sheep and wool farming were established, as well as the lifestyle and culture of the shearing and wool handling industry. Within the museum, people can sit inside the musterer’s hut to hear oral histories of local farming and rural history. There is a large collection of photographs, artefacts, and historical collections of shearing memorabilia. The museum also includes the Golden Shears Hall of Champions and footage of past Golden Shears finals. Live shearing demonstrations can be arranged for groups of 10 or more, and spinning and weaving demonstrations can be arranged with prior notice on Wednesdays. School groups of all ages can be catered to for an educational and interactive experience.

    The Wool Shed, National Museum, 12 Dixon Street, Masterton, is open seven days, Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm, and Saturday through Sunday, 10 am to 3 pm. Family passes (for two adults and up to four children) are $20, while adults are $10, Gold Cards holders $8, and children $3. Door sales only. Call 06 378 8008 or email [email protected].

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