Grant Hindin Miller Performs at the Legislative Council Chamber; New Zealand Parliament
Popular writer and musician Grant Hindin Miller performed at the New Zealand Parliament along with noted Bahá’ís, Sonbol Taefi and Stefan Brown, to highlight attention on the “Denial of Education to Bahá’ís in Iran.”
Grant is a New Zealander born in Auckland in 1950; a gifted musician, teacher and freelance writer he is currently working on a script for a motion picture. His works are well-known in New Zealand and his music has been recorded in New Zealand and around the world.
Grant is also a prolific writer. His credits include four books: “ESTRALITA”, an illustrated fantasy tale, “THE DREAM MONGER” , a tale set in the Depression of the 1930’s; and “SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE” and “HEART TO HEART” which he co-published with his wife, Jenny. In addition, he has written the scripts of three successful motion pictures, starring Gabriel Byrne, Judge Reinhold amongst others, and the words and music of more than one hundred songs, as well as the creation of five music CD’s and a collection of poetry and short stories.
Married with two grown children (Rebeccah and Issac), Grant and his wife, Jenny live in Christchurch where he serves as the Chairman of the Bahá’í Local Spiritual Assembly. His music and stories are known far and wide and he has performed in the United States, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Australia and New Caledonia.
The Legislative Council Chamber’s most important role today is as the venue for the State Opening of Parliament after each general election. During the ceremony, the Governor-General, who represents the Sovereign in New Zealand, summons the new members of the Parliament to the Legislative Council Chamber to hear the Speech from the Throne. The public can visit the Legislative Council Chamber as part of a guided tour of Parliament from the Visitor Centre. (Source: http://www.parliament.nz)