Choir shares an emotional 'Pokarekare Ana' tribute after New Zealand shooting
18 March 2019, 14:04
Sharing this moment with our brothers from New Zealand was an incredible experience. We love you Barbershop Harmony New Zealand #KiaKahaPosted by Westminster Chorus on Friday, 15 March 2019
'We have no doubt that love and harmony will prevail and connect us all in time'
A performance of a Maori love song is touching heavy hearts, following the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, which have left 50 dead.
In the wake of the attacks on Friday, Californian choir The Westminster Chorus shared an informal performance recorded in July. The choir was joined by New Zealand's Vocal FX Chorus and with arms linked they sing 'Pokarekare Ana'.
In a statement the choir said: "Our hearts go out to all of our New Zealand brothers and sisters in the wake of this horrible tragedy."
"Just as we found immediate brotherhood and unity when New Zealand opened it's arms to us in the past, we have no doubt that love and harmony will prevail and connect us all in time.
"We will be singing Pokarekare Ana and sending out its message from across the ocean with hope for a peaceful future for all."