Award Winning Quartet to Play at Rick Armstrong Motors Classical
25 February 2003
Rick Armstrong Motors Classical Sparks, Saturday 1st March 2003,
5.45pm to 9pm, North Hagley Park. FREE. Raindate, Sunday 2nd March.
On Saturday March 1st, The Ben Morrison Quartet will perform pre
show classic and jazz entertainment in North Hagley Park for Rick
Armstrong Motors Classical Sparks from 5.45 until 6.15pm. "Were
absolutely thrilled to have the Morrison Quartet as part of Classical
Sparks this year" says Beatrice Cheer, PR and Promotions Coordinator
for Christchurch City Council Events Team. "Its a wonderful
opportunity to recognize and showcase the immense talent this group
of four young men possess and I am sure that the estimated crowd
of 100,00 are in for a musical feast".
Hailing from Burnside High School, Ben and talented fellow musicians
Takumi Motokawa on piano, Michael Bull on bass and Sebastian Warren
on drums form the Morrison quartet, who have been playing together
for over two years. As winners of the Schools Chamber Music competition
in 2002, they have performed before audiences at Parliament and
at many private shows around the city.
Having played the violin since he was three, Ben is high demand
as a performer and his credits include playing at an Americas
Cup ball and as a support act for Cliff Richard at the Mission Bay
Winery. He also featured at Christmas in the Park and has performed
with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and Hayley Westenra. In
2002, Ben received a Totara Award from the combined Rotary Clubs
of Christchurch for his contributions to performing Arts.
In the 20th year of the SummerTimes festival, Rick Armstrong
Motors Classical Sparks is produced by Christchurch City Council
Leisure, and proudly supported by sponsor Rick Armstrong Motors
(also celebrating a birthday) accompanied by Peugeot.
" We couldnt think of a better way to celebrate Rick
Armstrong Motors 10th year in business, thank the Christchurch public
for their support and give something back to the community,"
says Hamish Lamont, Marketing Manager for the Rick Armstrong Motor
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