Two Tongan opera singers from New Zealand added to the spirit of enjoyment and participation during the Free Church of Tonga’s Tailulu college’s Golden Jubilee.

Taunoa Filimoehala sang some duets with Kalauni Pouvalu which were accompanied by piano performed by classical pianist Ludwig Treviranus who was also from New Zealand.

They performed a number of classical music including O Sole Mio by Giovanni Capurro.

Hundreds of church members in the hall, which were joined by Their Majesties King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u, gave them repeated rounds of applause and cheering during their performance.

The duet was among a number of singing, musical and cultural activities performed by church members in Tonga and from overseas during the celebration.

A new school hall, which was built to mark the historical anniversary was opened by His Majesty King Tupou VI on Thursday, May 24. The king named it as Fale Masiva.

It costs TP$6,792,547.86 and treasurer Hiva Taukei’aho announced that the money was donated by the Free Church of Tonga, Tailulu alumni association and Tailulu college head office.

Taukei’aho said “all expenses have been paid for and nothing is owed under this project.”