The Weekend Sun Competition

If you go to just two musical performances this month, make sure you don’t miss the Freddie Mercury movie Bohemian Rhapsody, and the performance of Handel’s Messiah by the Mount Maunganui chamber choir Scholars Pro Musica on Saturday, November 24.  

Both are known for their musical phrasing, colour, delicacy and energy.

Both Handel’s Messiah and Freddie’s music was performed at life changing, fundraising initiatives. Mercury and his band Queen famously stole the show at Live Aid in 1985, which raised millions for famine relief in Africa, while Handel supported of the UK’s first children's charity, the Foundling Hospital. 

Handel’s Messiah will be performed at St Mary Immaculate Church on November 24, from 7.30pm.

The date also happens to be the 27th anniversary of Mercury’s death. 

Buy tickets from: or from the Baycourt Box Office for a TECT discount. Tickets can also be purchased at the door (cash only).

The Weekend Sun has two double passes to see Handel’s Messiah for two lucky readers.

Competition Results

Congratulations to our winners, Chris Shadbolt & Terry Furmage!