House Concert at Black Sheep Farm, Helen Moulder Returns…

Black Sheep Farm is delighted to announce our next House Concert, a Musical Comedy featuring Helen Moulder, Cynthia Fortitude's Farewell - her second_Posterwho last year brought  us “Gloria’s Handbag”. In this “second farewell” Helen is  accompanied by Timothy Bridgewater (on piano).   This Show looks to be another delightful experience featuring celebrated performances of :

  • The Return of a Legend    
  • Dazzling Arias
  • Some Really High notes
  • Newly Commissioned Opera for the 2019 International Rugby Contest in Japan
  • Courageous Attempt at a Speed Record
  • and the Distinct Possibility of Chaos!

The celebrated and legendary diva, Cynthia Fortitude, has been commissioned to write an opera for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. Sponsored by a well-known chocolate company, Miss Fortitude is combining the writing of the opera, BALLS, with a concert to farewell her adoring public. Her usual accompanist cannot be there but she asks a famous NZ tenor to sing with her and plans an attempt on the speed record for singing an aria from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro. The tenor does not turn up and her stand-in accompanist, Dr Gottlieb Von Oberstock Winkle Dorf causes various disruptions, and after a series of musical mishaps and misunderstandings, during which the pianist stages a rebellion, the concert nearly descends into chaos.

With music by Gounod, Mozart, Verdi, Humperdinck, Elgar, Puccini, Schubert and Miss Fortitude herself!   Musical arrangements by Michael Vinten

“An unbeatable gem of a comic character” – Dominion Post

“A guaranteed pleasure….a legend in her own right” – Theatreview

The Concert will be followed by some light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the performers, catch up with familiar faces and meet new members in our community.

When: Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 November  5.30pm

Venue: Country Homestead at Black Sheep Farm, 1034 Cove Rd, Waipu Cove.

Tickets $45 – Concert and light refreshments afterwards


Tel: 09 4320435 or  Book online at

Tickets are limited so early bookings are essential


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