WE ARE ONE – A Concert For Autism 2017

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Presented by Play It Strange with Newmarket Rotary Saturday 13 May 2017

We Are One - A concert for autismLarry Morris, Fiona McDonald, Shane Cortese, Mike Chunn, Peter Urlich, Jordan Luck and many more will be taking the stage, to celebrate difference and recognize talent and courage.

Our quintet of Jenny B (vocals), Jim Langabeer (saxes), Ben Fernandez (piano), Stu Johnstone (bass) and Trevor Thwaites (drums) is included in the line up.

Following on from the success of the We Are One project in 2016, this concert aims to shine the spotlight on Autism in a very positive manner, create awareness and provide opportunities for young students who are on the autistic spectrum to get on stage and celebrate with professional musicians.

Play It Strange Trust CEO, Mike Chunn, sees this concert as empowering those who are challenged in this world. For example, “A young boy of five with autism is bullied and rejected by his peers. That lasts for two years – then he retreats to his home where he is schooled year after year with a parent steering and teaching him with love and sincerity. That boy will be onstage at the Concert For Autism where he will be conducting an orchestra, playing violin and standing tall in those triumphant moments.”

The concert aims to raise funds for Autism NZ’s Employment Programme that assists people with autism to find suitable, paid employment in mainstream settings.

With songs like – I Feel Good, Why Does Love Do This To Me, Let’s Think Of Something, Stuff And Nonsense, Blackbird, Rust In My Car.. expect to be inspired and want to party!

Sacred Heart College Auditorium, 250 West Tamaki Rd, Glendowie
Saturday 13 May, 2017
6pm for festive family food and refreshments (cash)
7pm Doors for show (with intermission concludes by 10pm)
Shane Cortese
Eventfinda $45 Adults $25 Children (booking fees may apply)



Youtube clip
We Are One Project – Youtube clip

Sunday Programme TV1

Stuff article

Play It Strange Trust

Rotary Newmarket

Autism NZ

For further information please contact;
Debbie Little debbielittle@playitstrange.org.nz 027 533 2548