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The Little Yellow Digger

What happens when the little yellow digger, another digger, a bigger digger and a bigger bigger digger get stuck in the mud? Jennifer Ward-Lealand narrates Betty and Alan Gilderdale’s classic Kiwi story with original music from New Zealand composer Claire Cowan performed by musicians from the NZSO.

Will the diggers be stuck forever or will the Little Yellow Digger come to the rescue after all? Join us to find out. 

Presented in association with Read NZ Te Pou Muramura.

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The Little Yellow Digger
Betty and Alan Gilderdale

Jennifer Ward-Lealand
Narrator

Malcolm Struthers
Double Bass

Bridget Douglas
Section Principal Flute

Rachel Vernon
Principal Bass Clarinet

Michael Kirgan
Section Principal Trumpet

Cheryl Hollinger
Associate Principal Trumpet

Shannon Pittaway
Principal Bass Trombone

Andrew Jarvis
Principal Tuba

Larry Reese
Section Principal Timpani

Lenny Sakofsky
Section Principal Percussion

Sam Rich
Sub-Principal Percussion

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