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Something to sing about

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wasn't ever well-behaved enough to please the church – the Archbishop of Salzburg's steward even once kicked him down the stairs – but managed to find a patron of sorts in Baron Gottfried van Swieten.

A few centuries later, the Gisborne Choral Society (GCS) announced postponement of its production of Mozart's Requiem and of the group's new patron.

The GCS plans to perform Requiem next year.

Former mayor Meng Foon has passed the torch of patronage to Mayor Rehette Stoltz (second right) pictured here with St Andrew's Church new minister, Rev Jin Sook Kim, rehearsing a piece from the Requiem. Picture by Grant Miller