COMING UP THIS YEAR:
May 19 – Thanksgiving Service at the cathedral in Parnell – 1.30pm
November 2 - ”March to Glory”. (details to come).
GIGS WE SANG AT
January 28 – Anniversary Day at the Viaduct Centre saw the choir perform at the Blessing of the Fleet ceremony. The National Anthem – in both official languages – was followed by Fa’afetai.
October 27: Country and gospel music fans were treated to an evening of songs ranging from heart-throbbingly beautiful to joyously foot-stomping when internationally acclaimed country diva Donna Dean returned to Auckland for a one-off gig with Auckland’s Heaven Bent Gospel Choir on 27 October. As well as being the launch of Donna’s new album, Tyre Tracks & Broken Hearts, the concert premiered the gospel choir arrangement of Pray, one of the songs from Donna’s 2011 RIANZ awarded Best Country Album What Am I Gonna Do?
October 25: Heaven Bent perform two songs on TV1′s Good Morning to promote the choir’s joint concert with Donna Dean on 27 October. See photos on Photo Album page.
August 2012: Heaven Bent were joined by VoxPop, Next Offramp and Nets of Glory to raise funds for City Mission. The concert was also a public farewell and thank you to Tony Backhouse who has been a guiding force in a cappella gospel music in Australasia for the past 15 years.
July 2012. Australian gospel choir “The Glorious Mudsingers” joined forces with Heaven Bent and OneVoice choirs in a charity concert to raise money for Christchurch. The Muddies added all takings from their 10-gig tour to make a combined total of over $4000.
March 2012: Choir performed first half of joint concert with gospel group Heavenly Lights Quartet.
November 2011: Full concert at Devonport to end the year and mark the Choir’s Birthday. Mentor Tony Backhouse sang lead vocals on four songs.