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[MATINEE PREVIEW] Purple Reign - The Songs of Prince

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Whitireia Music is excited to announce this year’s highly anticipated big-gig: Purple Reign – The Songs of Prince. You and your students are invited to Te Auaha for the preview matinee performance at 1pm on Thursday 19 September.

Crammed with soul, Purple Reign is a showcase celebrating the genius of the Purple One, His Royal Badness, the late-lamented Prince. With a huge setlist from across The Artist’s vast and eclectic songbook, you and your students will be treated to more than two hours of classic hits, hidden gems and original arrangements showcasing the sublime indefinable mastery of this musical icon.

Born Prince Nelson Rogers in 1948, Prince was a multi-instrumentalist and producer who slam-dunked hits across multiple musical genres. From R&B, to Funk, Rock, Soul, Psychedelia and Pop, The Artist’s four-decade long career produced 39 studio albums, to say nothing of the hits he composed for other artists and myriad musical collaborations.

Unsurprisingly, curating the Purple Reign setlist was no mean feat for the student musicians and their musical directors, final-year degree student, Faiva Brown and tutor, Phil Hornblow.

“It was definitely tough making the final decisions,” says Hornblow. “We knew that if we committed to delivering every song on our wish list, the gig would be ten hours long… but still, there was a bit of a sting every time we drew a line through a tune.”

And now that the painful decisions are dealt with, performing the show will be a joy. The musicians have been inspired by the music’s complexity and brilliance and give performances that reflect the love and respect they have for it.

We'd love to see you here at Te Auaha on Thursday 19 September for the 1pm matinee preview of Purple Reign - The Songs of Prince. Use the booking button to let us know how many students, teachers and chaperones will be able to attend, and we'll see you at the show!

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