Hayley Westenra to attend National Christchurch Memorial Service on 18th March

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13 Mar 2011

Updated 16 March see below

News of the World reports today that Hayley will attend in New Zealand the National Christchurch Memorial Service which is to take place on 18th March at North Hagley Park, Christchurch. Details of the memorial service can be found here: http://canterburyearthquake.org.nz/2011/03/11/national-christchurch-memo...

Here are the details from News of the World:

Hayley's homebound

Hayley Westenra is dashing home to Christchurch in New Zealand following last month's earthquake. The world's top-selling soprano will be in my home country on Friday to sing at a memorial service there, and is also organising Quake Aid, a fundraising concert in August.

News of the World (Dan Wootton's XS)


Hayley has mentioned this in an LBC radio interview, so it is now effectively confirmed.

There is a discussion about this in the HWI forum here and on other aspects of the Christchurch earthquake in the HWI Forum here.  Our initial report about the Christchurch Earthquake of 2011 can be found here.

16 March Update

Hayley is now in New Zealand and will be singing the NZ National Anthem at the Memorial Service. She is also expected to be interviewed on NZ Breakfast TV shortly after 8 am, and may be on Close-Up on that evening, with other media appearances also possible. The memorial service is due to start at 11 am in North Hagley Park, Christchurch - full details can be found
here on the Canterbury Earthquake website.