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The Star: April 13, 2017

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34 Thursday April 13 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi The Star Easter Church Services Methodist SERVICES FOR HOLY WEEK AND EASTER 13 ApRIL, MAuNDY THuRSDAY 7:00pm - Tenebrae - Service of the Shadows shared with Durham Street Methodist Church. 14 ApRIL, GOOD FRIDAY 10:00am - A solemn service commemorating the death of Jesus. This may not be a suitable service for young ones. 16 ApRIL, EASTER DAY 10:00am - A celebratory communion service. Corner of Victoria Street and Bealey Avenue Ph. (+64 3) 379 2456 www.knoxchurch.co.nz Christchurch North Methodist Parish The Chapel Street Centre Cnr Harewood Rd & Chapel St Easter Services Maundy Thursday, 7pm Good Friday, 10am Easter Sunday, 10am Presbyterian THE VILLAGE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH www.villagechurch.nz Ministers: Revs Martin Stewart, Anne Stewart & Dan Spragg Good Friday 10.00am joining with St Lukes Church (cnr Main North Rd & Daniels Rd) Easter Sunday 10:00am at our usual Sunday venue the St Andrew’s College Chapel You are very welcome to join us! Catholic ST. MARY’S PRO-CATHEDRAL 373 Manchester Street, Christchurch Phone 379 1068 HOLY THURSDAY Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7.30pm GOOD FRIDAY Stations of the Cross 10.00am The Lord’s Passion 3.00pm St John’s Passion (concert) 8.00pm EASTER SATURDAY Solemn Easter Vigil & First Mass of Easter 8.00pm EASTER SUNDAY Masses 9.00am, 10.30am Solemn Mass, 5.30pm EASTER MONDAY Mass 9.00am ONLY EASTER TUESDAY Mass 9.00am ONLY The Meaning of Easter Fluffy rabbits, baby chicks, candy hunts and coloured eggs represent the images of Easter. Beautifully decorated baskets filled with a variety of chocolates create lifelong memories for children, while the tantalising aroma of hot cross buns lingers in the air. For many these thoughts are the first things that usually come to mind, but they don’t represent the history behind the reason we celebrate Easter each year. What exactly is the meaning of Easter and why does the world recognize and celebrate this historic event? Easter is the first major holiday of the New Year and represents a major religious overtone for many. Easter is the holiday that commemorates the central event of the Christian faith: the resurrection of Jesus Christ three days after his death by crucifixion. All major branches of Christianity observe the holiday. Easter occurs the Sunday after Good Friday and is the centerpiece of the Christian faith. The religious history behind the Easter weekend shows evidence that Christians originally celebrated the resurrection of Christ every Sunday, with observances including scripture readings, psalms, partaking of the Eucharist and kneeling prayers. At some point within the first two centuries, it because customary to celebrate Easter only one day each year. Many of the religious observances of Easter were taken from the Jewish Passover. Baptist EASTER SERVICES Thursday 13 April - 7.30pm Maundy Thursday Reflective Service Easter Sunday 16 April - 10.30am “Living a New Life” 180 Queenspark Drive Phone: 383 – 1356 Anglican EAStER SERVICES Good Friday 14 April 10am - Mairehau High School, 440 Hills Road. Easter Sunday 16 April 8.30am – Traditional Easter Service. 12 Berwick Street, St Albans 10am - Family Service, Mairehau High School, 440 Hills Road. 6:15pm - Witness the manhunt that changed the course of history! FREE MOVIE SCREENING At The Piano: 156 Armagh Street An Invitation to Easter at ST. PAUL’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, PAPANUI 1 Harewood Road Maundy Thursday 7:00pm Service of Shadows Good Friday 10:00am Devotional Service EASTER SUNDAY 8:00am Holy Communion 10.00am Contemporary Communion www.stpaulspapanui.wordpress.com Rev. Andy Carley – Vicar Parish Office: 352 9571 Easter at the Transitional Cathedral Maundy Thursday – 13 April 7:00pm Evening Eucharist of the Lord’s Supper with Footwashing. Music by the Cathedral Choir Good Friday – 14 April 10:00am Children’s Good Friday Service 12:00pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, Music by the Cathedral Choir Holy Saturday – 15 April 9:00pm The Great Vigil of Easter Easter Day – 16 April 8:00am Holy Eucharist 10:00am Festival Choral Eucharist Preacher: Dean Lawrence Kimberley 5:00pm Choral Evensong Preacher: Bishop Victoria Matthews 234 Hereford St Latimer Square Wishing you all a Happy and Safe Easter. Easter Services Easter Services We warmly invite you to celebrate Easter with us as we consider the Saviour of the World. ChristChurch Cathedral Transitional The service information is as follows: Thurs 13 April Maundy Thursday Service of Shadows 7.30pm Fri 14 April Good Friday all-age service 9.30am Sun 16 April Easter Day 7.45am, 9am & 10.30am (no 6pm service) Anglican ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS Cnr Oxford, Durham & Durham Maundy Thursday 13 April 7.30pm Solemn Mass of the Last Supper Good Friday 14 April 10.00am Children’s Service 12 noon Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion Holy Saturday 15 April 7.30pm The Easter Vigil and Mass of the Resurrection Easter Day 16 April 8.00am Low Mass 10.00am High Mass and Children’s Church 7.00pm Festal Evensong and Benediction Glorious Music & Inspirational Worship ALL WELCOME Fr Andrew Starky Enquiries phone 379 5236 Anglican Maundy Thursday 7.30pm Eucharist of the Lord’s Supper and Footwashing 8.30pm ‘Tenebrae’ - Service of Shadows Good Friday 10.30am Creative Lifestreams Service 12 noon Vigil and Reflections Easter Day – ‘Christ is Risen!’ 8am Eucharist with Hymns 9.30am Festive Eucharist with Choir 9.30am Lifestreams Intergenerational Service (in Hall) 5pm Evensong with Choir 7pm Antioch – Contemporary Worship (in Hall) Rev Mark Chamberlain Cnr Fendalton Rd and Tui St Parish Office: 351 7064 l www.stbarnabas.org.nz ALL SAINTS, 305 NEW BRIGHTON ROAD Service of Shadows Good Friday Easter Sunday ST MARK’S, 338 PRESTONS ROAD Easter Sunday 7pm Thursday 10am 10am ST LUKE’S, 212 PINE AVE, SOUTH BRIGHTON Foot washing Good Friday Easter Sunday St. Peter’s Anglican Church (Church Corner) 22 Main South Road. Maundy Thursday – 13 April Last Supper & Service of Shadows - 7.30 pm Good Friday – 14 April Devotional Service – Gathering Around the Cross - 9.30 am Easter Day – 16 April Holy Communion & Greening of the Cross. Please bring a flower or greenery. 8.00 am & 9.30 am St. Luke’s Church School Road, Yaldhurst Easter Day – 16 April Holy Communion 9.30 am All welcome The Rev. Nick Mountfort, 343.3007, 027.271.4909 www.stpeterschurch.nz 7pm Thursday 10am 10am 10am

The Star 35 Theatre/Arts Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Thursday April 13 2017 Creating a market for older shows • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding BEN McDONALD wasn’t at the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art long before he realised a life behind the scenes was calling for him. At 16 he produced his own variety concert as part of a high school project which sold out the St James Theatre two nights in a row in Gore. With this in mind, it wasn’t long after McDonald (left) graduated that he set up his own company Ben McDonald Ltd. Now after producing more than 50 productions McDonald, 36, will present three major shows at the Isaac Theatre Royal this year. A Broadway-themed variety concert, a popular musical and a comedy about four Kiwis embarking on a trip to Italy are all on the cards for McDonald this year. Broadway to the West End, The Sound of Music and Four Flat Whites in Italy are all to BIG SHOWS: Grease is one of many shows Ben McDonald has presented in the city and around the country. be staged and produced by the Rangiora resident this year. Having a passion for creating opportunities for performers McDonald said the city is one of the strongest in the country for New Zealand theatre particularly since the February 22, 2011, earthquake. Even at a time when there was little performing arts in the city post-earthquake, McDonald saw an opportunity to set up a make-shift theatre in Hagley Park. The Canterbury Celebration Theatre was set up for singers, dancers and musicians to perform to audiences of 200 people twice a day and ran for about a month shortly after the earthquake. The marquee theatre was so successful McDonald decided to run another season at Hagley Park and Riccarton Bush. “It was a wonderful thing to be part of . . . there were no other venues at all. It was just something to do,” he said. In spite of many theatre companies in the city often undertaking financially viable shows, McDonald believes there is a market for “older” shows such as The Sound of Music in the city. “That is something we do that the likes of the operatic and consortium shows won’t touch because they want to do the big modern shows,” he said. In spite of not taking on a stage career, McDonald enjoyed his time at NASDA and said he now often employs a lot of the graduates from the school. “I couldn’t have done a better thing. It didn’t teach me what I am doing now but I couldn’t have done anything else. I am very fond of NASDA,” he said. •To find out more about McDonald’s three shows at the Isaac Theatre Royal go to http://isaactheatreroyal. co.nz/ City composer for prestigious workshop • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding ONE OF the city’s most promising composers will travel to New York to study the art of orchestral music for film. Matt Everingham, 22, has been accepted into New York University/ASCAP’s film scoring summer workshop. He has been selected to study with musicians from all around the world and learn from well-known composers including Mark Snow next month. At the end of the workshop musicians on the course will arrange a piece of music to be recorded with the New York University orchestra. “I have always been interested in how music tells stories . . . how music can narrate storylines and emphasise things you wouldn’t normally thing,” he said. He has made a mark in the city’s musical theatre industry at a relatively young age, playing the piano, directing and composing for companies including The Court Theatre and Showbiz Christchurch. All Sewing Needs Tailoring for 40 years Alterations, repairs & garment makeovers. All fabric including leather wear. Made to order. All enquiries welcome 474 Barrington St Corner Lincoln Road (near Z Station) Phone: 339 2464 www.streetwize.co.nz Gorgeous knits instore Slouchy, short, long, sleeveless, fitting ...lots of delicious styles colours & fits Great service, style & variety 55 Nottingham Avenue, Halswell. Phone: 322 6126