Kia ora and welcome to the 44th International Viola Congress schedule! The 44th IVC was held from September 1-5, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand. To view our programme online, please click here. For more information visit our website or contact IVCWgtn2017@gmail.com.
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Friday, September 1 • 12:30 - 14:30
Pōwhiri - Māori Welcome

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Viola Congress delegates will be led by the Mayor of Wellington, Justin Lester and the President of the International Viola Society, Carlos Maria Solare. Prof. Hon. Winnie Laban, Deputy-Vice Chancellor of Victoria University, will then be the final speaker for the manuhiri. Their speeches will be followed by waiata sung by Renée Maurice. After the formalities have concluded the Deseret Quartet from Brigham Young University will perform Ethan Wickman’s Namasté as a musical offering to the Pipitea Marae. The literal meaning of the Nepali greeting "namasté" is "I bow to you." A broader understanding signifies a profound acknowledgement between two people that suggests: "the divine within me salutes the divine within you.

For to learn more about the Pōwhiri, please visit Tourism New Zealand's website.

Friday September 1, 2017 12:30 - 14:30 NZST
Pipitea Marae 55-59 Thorndon Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011