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Friends of Pataka Winter Music Series - Concert
Festival Singers of Wellington
Date / Time: 05/08/2018
Venue: Pataka - Porirua Museum
City: Porirua
more info
Conductor: Jonathan Berkahn
Contact: Philip Garside - Secretary
Phone: 04 475 8855
Email: books@pgpl.co.nz
Website: https://festivalsingers.wordpress.com/
The Creation — Haydn
Festival Singers of Wellington
Date / Time: 24/06/2018 2.00 pm
Venue:
City: Wellington
more info
Conductor: Jonathan Berkahn
Contact: Philip Garside - Secretary
Phone: 04 475 8855
Email: books@pgpl.co.nz
Website: https://festivalsingers.wordpress.com/
Singalong Messiah
Festival Singers of Wellington
Date / Time: 24/11/2018 7.00 pm
Venue: Wesley Methodist Church - 75 Taranaki Street
City: Wellington
more info
Conductor: Jonathan Berkahn
Contact: Philip Garside - Secretary
Phone: 04 475 8855
Email: books@pgpl.co.nz
Website: https://festivalsingers.wordpress.com/
Great Opera Choruses with guest Mezzo Soprano Cecily Shaw
Wanganui Male Choir
Date / Time: 01/07/2018 2.30pm
Venue: Central Baptist Church, Wicksteed Street, Whanganui
City: WHANGANUI
more info
Conductor: Margaret Thompson
Contact: Oliver Lane
Phone: 063489363
Email: oliverlane@xtra.co.nz
Wild Daisies
Camerata Chamber Choir
Date / Time: 19/05/2018 7.30 pm
Venue: St George's Presbyterian Church, Takapuna
City: Auckland
more info

A varied programme of New Zealand music.

Conductor: Jenny Firth
Contact: Bronwen Innes
Email: president@camerata.co.nz
Website: www.northshore.camerata.co.nz
NZCF Wellington Region AGM
Date / Time: 20/03/2018 5.30pm
Venue: Wellington Girls College Pavilion
City: Wellington
Eternal Sacrifice - Music for Holy Week
Tudor Consort
Date / Time: 30/03/2018 7.30pm
Venue: Wellington Cathedral of St Pauls
City: Wellington
more info
Conductor: Michael Stewart
All Night Vigil (Vespers) - Rachmaninov
Inspirare
Date / Time: 07/04/2018 7.30pm
Venue: St Mary of the Angels
City: Wellington
more info
Conductor: Mark Stamper
The King's Singers & VOICES NZ
VOICES NZ
Date / Time: 11/03/2018 5.00pm
Venue: Auckland Town Hall, Great Hall
City: Auckland
more info

With “voices of spun gold” (BBC Music Magazine), The King’s Singers are masters of vocal harmony. These polished entertainers will sing a mix of ancient and contemporary, classical and popular, all delivered with “pinpoint precision and total rapport” (The Times, UK).

In a rare visit to New Zealand, this irresistibly charismatic ensemble performs at the New Zealand Festival in Wellington and the Auckland Arts Festival on their whistle-stop “Gold” world tour to celebrate 50 years in the business. Double Grammy Award–winners, The King’s Singers are beloved the world over, from London’s Royal Albert Hall to New York’s Carnegie Hall, and now New Zealand!

They will be joined on stage by our country’s internationally renowned choir Voices New Zealand – who will themselves be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their founding at the 1998 New Zealand Festival. This celebratory programme will feature especially commissioned anniversary pieces by contemporary composers Nico Muhly, Bob Chilcott and New Zealand’s Leonie Holmes.

“Supreme polish and breathtaking accuracy” The Dominion Post review of Voices NZ

Website: https://www.aucklandlive.co.nz/show/the-kings-singers-and-voices-nz
Kapiti Choral Festival
Kapiti Choral Festival
Date / Time: 23/02/2018 6pm
Venue: Kapiti College
City: Raumati
more info

Kapiti Coast's Inaugural Choral Festival is here!
Hang out with other singers, young and old, make new connections and sing together in the most beautiful part of the Wellington region! Come and connect with a wonderful bunch of music lovers, sing together in massed rehearsals, learn something new, eat together and perform in the concluding Gala concert.
Come along and be part of workshops, a massed choir rehearsal and the Saturday night Gala concert.
You do not have to be a member of a choir nor live on the Coast to come to the Festival.
There is plenty of room for everyone!
WORKSHOPS:
• A full timetable will be sent to each registrant outlining in more detail what the workshops will involve. These are not compulsory (nothing is except the registration fee!) More information will also be added to this page in December
• Gospel workshop
• "Relaxed and effortless singing" workshop
• Barbershop workshop - ever wanted to try this style of choral singing? Award winning conductor Bridget O'Shanassy will let you in on this fun acapella genre
• "Taize" workshop - run by Ann-Marie Stapp a style of acapella singing which transcends all boundaries and takes you to a relaxing space, all the while singing.

MASSED CHOIR (Speed singing)
Like speed dating! 3 quick rehearsals and before you know it you will be on stage performing
A chance to sing together in one BIG space - so much fun and fellowship with others who sing your part
After registration you will be sent a link to download and print your own copies of 4 pieces of sheet music.

GALA CONCERT
7.30pm Saturday in the New Gymnasium (Kapiti College) grounds. A number of local choirs attending the Festival will perform two items each and the Massed Choir will perform. Entry for audience members will be by koha and refreshments will also be on sale

T SHIRT A commemorative T Shirt with this design will be available to purchase with registration. This must be ordered by 11 February. A limited amount of T Shirts will be on sale during the Festival.

Contact: Bridget O'Shanassy
Email: bridget.oshanassy@kc.school.nz
Website: https://kapitichoralfestival.weebly.com/
Auckland memorial for Peter Godfrey
NZCF Choirs
Date / Time: 25/02/2018 17h00
Venue: Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, Auckland
City: Auckland
more info
Conductor: Various
Contact: Cathryn Wyllie
Email: cathryn.wyllie@nzcf.org.nz
Website: http://www.nzcf.org.nz/auckland-memorial-peter-godfrey/
Opera in the Garden 2018
Opera North
Date / Time: 10/03/2018 3.00pm
Venue: 643 Ngunguru Road, Glenbervie, Whangarei
City: Whangarei
more info

Join us for a spectacular matinee concert in the Kennaway's relaxing garden setting. Bring your own food and drink to picnic on the lawn whilst listening to memorable songs sung by Opera North Chorus and Soloists.

Our theme this year is "Night and Day" with our very special Guest Star being Northland's own  Sophie Sparrow.

For bookings please follow the link: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/opera-in-the-garden/whangarei

Conductor: Joan Kennaway
Contact: Andrea Ross (Chairperson)
Phone: 0274539665
Email: andrear@peoplepotential.co.nz
Website: www.operanorth.co.nz
The King's Singers & VOICES NZ
VOICES NZ
Date / Time: 10/03/2018 7.30pm
Venue: Michael Fowler Centre
City: Wellington
more info

With “voices of spun gold” (BBC Music Magazine), The King’s Singers are masters of vocal harmony. These polished entertainers will sing a mix of ancient and contemporary, classical and popular, all delivered with “pinpoint precision and total rapport” (The Times, UK).

In a rare visit to New Zealand, this irresistibly charismatic ensemble performs at the New Zealand Festival in Wellington and the Auckland Arts Festival on their whistle-stop “Gold” world tour to celebrate 50 years in the business. Double Grammy Award–winners, The King’s Singers are beloved the world over, from London’s Royal Albert Hall to New York’s Carnegie Hall, and now New Zealand!

They will be joined on stage by our country’s internationally renowned choir Voices New Zealand – who will themselves be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their founding at the 1998 New Zealand Festival. This celebratory programme will feature especially commissioned anniversary pieces by contemporary composers Nico Muhly, Bob Chilcott and New Zealand’s Leonie Holmes.

“Supreme polish and breathtaking accuracy” The Dominion Post review of Voices NZ

Website: http://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/New-Zealand-Festival-The-Kings-Singers-tickets/artist/2417134?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name
From Hamilton to New York
The Hamilton Civic Choir
Date / Time: 24/03/2018 2:00pm Te Awamutu
Venue: St John's Church, Te Awamutu
City: Te Awamutu
more info

Music is in the air!

 

Hamilton Civic Choir kick off their 2018 concert programme with a regional tour entitled “From Hamilton to New York” where they will be performing a variety of musical bonanza from acclaimed international composers.

 

This tour serves as an extension of the choir’s impending international tour following a call from Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) inviting them to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York in April this year. And where better to perform than in Te Awamutu and Cambridge, where the choir’s New York tour was first announced.

 

For this concert, MD Timothy Carpenter draws his inspiration from Fenno-Scandinavian composers such as Carl Neilsen, Jaakko Mäntyjärvi and Ola Gjeilo. It was Gjeilo’s Ubi Caritas which first led Hamilton Civic Choir to be discovered by DCINY, and Carpenter says that it was the allure of the Nordic treatment of tonality that inspired him to conceive this repertoire.

 

The repertoire includes an array of works taking wing from New Zealand to America via Scandinavia and Great Britain. From New Zealander Child’s Salve Regina to Mantyjarvi’s Four Shakespeare Songs through to Purcell’s Hear My Prayer and Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium, Hamilton Civic Choir look set to delight their audiences with a wide range of music representing a wide time scale and geography of composers.

 

What: From Hamilton to New York

Where: St John’s Church, Te Awamutu and St Andrew’s Church, Cambridge

When: Saturday 24th, 2pm at Te Awamutu and 5pm at Cambridge

Tickets: Door sales only - Adults $25, Senior and Students $15, School age students free

 

Authorised by Koli Jayatunge for Hamilton Civic Choir Inc.    8th February 2018
All enquiries, email secretary@hamiltoncivicchoir.org.nz

Conductor: Timothy Carpenter
Contact: Jo Arthur
Email: secretary@hamiltoncivicchoir.org.nz
Website: https://hamiltoncivicchoir.org.nz/
From Hamilton to New York
The Hamilton Civic Choir
Date / Time: 24/03/2018 05:00pm
Venue: St Andrews Church Cambridge
City: Cambridge
more info

Music is in the air!

 

Hamilton Civic Choir kick off their 2018 concert programme with a regional tour entitled “From Hamilton to New York” where they will be performing a variety of musical bonanza from acclaimed international composers.

 

This tour serves as an extension of the choir’s impending international tour following a call from Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) inviting them to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York in April this year. And where better to perform than in Te Awamutu and Cambridge, where the choir’s New York tour was first announced.

 

For this concert, MD Timothy Carpenter draws his inspiration from Fenno-Scandinavian composers such as Carl Neilsen, Jaakko Mäntyjärvi and Ola Gjeilo. It was Gjeilo’s Ubi Caritas which first led Hamilton Civic Choir to be discovered by DCINY, and Carpenter says that it was the allure of the Nordic treatment of tonality that inspired him to conceive this repertoire.

 

The repertoire includes an array of works taking wing from New Zealand to America via Scandinavia and Great Britain. From New Zealander Child’s Salve Regina to Mantyjarvi’s Four Shakespeare Songs through to Purcell’s Hear My Prayer and Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium, Hamilton Civic Choir look set to delight their audiences with a wide range of music representing a wide time scale and geography of composers.

 

What: From Hamilton to New York

Where: St John’s Church, Te Awamutu and St Andrew’s Church, Cambridge

When: Saturday 24th, 2pm at Te Awamutu and 5pm at Cambridge

Tickets: Door sales only - Adults $25, Senior and Students $15, School age students free

 

Authorised by Koli Jayatunge for Hamilton Civic Choir Inc.    8th February 2018
All enquiries, email secretary@hamiltoncivicchoir.org.nz

Conductor: Timothy Carpenter
Contact: Jo Arthur
Email: secretary@hamiltoncivicchoir.org.nc
Website: https://hamiltoncivicchoir.org.nz/
Ride That Train with Paul Ubana Jones
Mid Canterbury Choir
Date / Time: 06/04/2018 7.30pm
Venue: Ashburton Trust Event Centre
City: Ashburton
more info

The Mid Canterbury Choir is thrilled to bring Paul Ubana Jones to Ashburton to perform with them on 6th April at 7.30pm at the Ashburton trust Event Centre.

 Paul is an intimate, soulful performer, an acoustic guitar sensation, winner of three NZ music awards.  Paul was born in London to a Yorkshire mother and Nigerian father.

Paul was playing guitar by the age of eleven.  After graduating from music college, where he studied guitar, cello and composition, Paul began to forge his own contemporary style, influenced by blues, rock, folk and jazz, which he has developed over the years.

 Four decades as a professional performer and nine albums later he continues to perform throughout NZ, Australia, Europe and the USA.

 Paul has shared the stage and toured with the best:  BB King, Bob Dylan, Norah Jones, Crowded House, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, Tuck and Patti …… and for him, a new experience working with the Mid Canterbury Choir!

 He has delighted festival audiences at the Dublin Blues Festival, Byron Bay Blues Festival, Vancouver Island Folk Festival, Blues at Bridgetown and many others in Europe. 

 In the late eighties, Paul moved to New Zealand, where he still lives.

Conductor: Kathy McKimmie
Contact: Carol Gunn
Phone: 0272872468
Email: thegunnclan@xtra.co.nz
Website: www.mcc.ashburtonline.co.nz
SINGFEST 2018
NZCF Member Choirs (various)
Date / Time: 07/04/2018 TBA
Venue: ST PETER'S CHURCH, RUAHINE ST, PALMERSTON NORTH
City: PALMERSTON NORTH
more info

Entries: Open to all choirs. Non competitive. Choirs choose their own repertoire.12 minutes maximum performance time.  The commentator will rehearse a massed choir item (detail to be supplied).  Choirs may request a (optional) written evaluation that is private to the choir concerned.

Commentator:     Joseph Christensen, Havelock North

Joe is a freelance musician who is the busy director of the New Zealand Male Choir. After graduating from the Queensland Conservatorium, Joe returned to Hastings where he taught at EIT for two years. He then took up the position of Head of Music at Karamu High School for 12 years, progressing to the position of Head of Performing Arts Faculty. While at Karamu, Joe travelled to Auckland on a weekly basis for 12 months to study with Prof Karyn Grylls at Auckland University.

Expressions of Interest:

Choirs interested in the Regional SingFest are invited to email an expression of interest to the NZCF Manawatu-Whanganui SingFest Committee by 3 February for later mailing of brochure and registration form.     Final commitment by 24 March.   Preference will be given to Manawatu-Whanganui choirs if numbers need to be restricted to match venue capacity.

 

 

Conductor: COMMENTATOR: JOE CHRISTENSEN
Contact: JOANNA LOVE
Phone: 06 345 9073
Email: joannalove52@gmail.com
Grief to Joy: Music for Easter
City Choir Dunedin
Date / Time: 07/04/2018 7:30 pm
Venue: Knox Church, 449 George Street, Dunedin
City: Dunedin
more info

CLAIRE BARTON, mezzo-soprano
BENJAMIN MADDEN, tenor
MALCOLM LEITCH, bass
DOUGLAS MEWS, organ
CITY CHOIR DUNEDIN
DSO string ensemble

City Choir is pleased to present music to celebrate the hope and renewal that is the promise of Easter.

Bach’s Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen (Rejoice, your hearts) is a cantata composed for the second day of Easter, and first performed in 1724. Bach structured the cantata in six movements, an exuberant choral opening, a set of recitative and aria for bass, another such set for alto and tenor, and a closing chorale taken from the medieval Easter hymn Christ ist erstanden. The music expresses moods of mourning and fear which should be overcome, but especially exhilarating joy. A string ensemble from the DSO will join the organ for this work.

Guiseppe Verdi’s Stabat Mater (1896) is a 13th-century Catholic hymn to Mary, which portrays her anguish and suffering as Jesus Christ's mother during his crucifixion. Verdi used his operatic skills to set the drama of Christ’s crucifixion, mirroring the words with the full chorus thundering anger at the crucifixion. The mood changes at the end where the high voices sing an ascending pattern in the sublime closing Paradisi gloria.

Lo, the full, final sacrifice is a festival anthem for choir and organ, composed by Gerald Finzi in 1946. The anthem's text memorializes the celebration of the Eucharist. Regarded as some of Finzi’s finest music, the expressive lines, colourful accompaniment and dramatic choral writing make this a great favourite in the choral repertoire. The first chorus entry has been described as ‘magical’, and the closing eight-part Amen is one of the most remarkable and poignant pieces of choral writing of its period.

Conductor: David Burchell
Contact: Leta Labuschagne
Phone: 0276844118
Email: info@citychoirdunedin.org.nz
Website: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/grief-to-joy-music-for-easter/dunedin
Gallipoli to the Somme
Auckland Choral
Date / Time: 14/04/2018 7.30pm
Venue: Holy Trinity CAthedral
City: Auckland
more info

AnthonyRitchie                 Gallipoli to the Somme

Leonce de Saint-Martin  Paraphrase di Psaume 136

Jeanne Demessieux          Te Deum

Anthony Ritchie’s secular cantata Gallipoli to the Somme had a rapturous world premiere last October in Dunedin, and has so far been broadcast twice on Radio NZ. Premiering in this concert, Anthony Ritchie has prepared a version with an ensemble and organ.

Against the backdrop of a horrific war, Ritchie celebrates the experiences of ordinary people from their songs, diary entries, letters, and poems, all brought into irresistible musical life.

"...and who better to tell these gripping and touching stories in music than Anthony Ritchie. I have played and conducted his music for some 30 years. When I first heard it I was immediately drawn to the sparkling rhythms and beautiful instrumental colour. All his scores are transparent and easily accessible, yet challenging the listener at times," says Music Director Uwe Grodd.

The Otago Daily Times reviewer was ecstatic. “After the final chord,” she said, “complete silence held the audience before prolonged applause and a standing ovation rewarded this brilliant new work.”

Holy Trinity Cathedral organist Philip Smith joins us for this concert to play organ music composed by Twentieth century French organists. We are delighted at the opportunity to showcase the new, powerful and colourful Cathedral organ installed last year.

Jenny Wollerman, Soprano                                                                                                Jarvis Dams, Baritone

Philip Smith, Organ

Auckland Choral

Pipers Sinfonia Ensemble

Uwe Grodd, Conductor

 

 

Conductor: Uwe Grodd
Contact: Carey McDonald
Phone: 027 403 1222
Email: admin@aucklandchoral.com
Website: aucklandchoral.com
Enigma
VOICES NZ
Date / Time: 19/04/2018 8.00pm
Venue: Auckland Town Hall, Great Hall
City: Auckland
more info

Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Ross Harris Face (world premiere)
Elgar Variations on an Original Theme, ‘Enigma’

Enjoy two of the most adored pieces of English music, Elgar’s Enigma Variations and Williams The Lark Descending in a concert by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra joined by VOICES NZ. Conductor is Anthony Hermus.

Between these two favourites is a new commission from Ross Harris. Face is inspired by the story of Sir Harold Dillies, the New Zealander who became the father of plastic surgery through his pioneering work treating the disfiguring facial injuries sustained by soldiers during the First World War. This multimedia work also includes visuals by Tim Gruchy, based on and original artwork by Barry Cleavin and features VOICES NZ.

Conductor: Anthony Hermus
Website: https://www.voicesnz.com/news-reviews/2018-concert-packages-love-voices-now/
NZYC at Arrowtown Autumn Festival
New Zealand Youth Choir (NZYC)
Date / Time: 24/04/2018 6.30pm (TBC)
Venue: Arrowtown Athenian Hall
City: Arrowtown
more info

The award-winning New Zealand Youth Choir is coming to Arrowtown for the Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival.

Known to deliver a spine-tingling, entertaining and engaging programme, a concert by the New Zealand Youth Choir is a glorious experience.

The 50-strong choir performs a colourful repertoire; from music of the South Pacific, New Zealand Folk Songs and Maori action songs, to traditional choral works.

In its 38-year history, the New Zealand Youth Choir has achieved iconic status in New Zealand and has won many accolades overseas. The choir won the supreme title of CHOIR OF THE WORLD in Wales in 1999, and last year the GRAND PRIX at IFAS 2016 in the Czech Republic.

Don’t miss this chance to experience the New Zealand Youth Choir at its only full-length Arrowtown concert in 2018.

Conductor: David Squire
Website: https://nz.patronbase.com/_ChoirsNZ/Seasons/View?season_id=V18
NZYC in Invercargill at Southland Arts Festival
New Zealand Youth Choir (NZYC)
Date / Time: 26/04/2018 7.30pm
Venue: First Presbyterian Church
City: Invercargill
more info

The award-winning New Zealand Youth Choir is coming to Invercargill for the Southland Arts Festival.

Known to deliver a spine-tingling, entertaining and engaging programme, a concert by the New Zealand Youth Choir is a glorious experience.

The 50-strong choir performs a colourful repertoire; from music of the South Pacific, New Zealand Folk Songs and Maori action songs, to traditional choral works.

In its 38-year history, the New Zealand Youth Choir has achieved iconic status in New Zealand and has won many accolades overseas. The choir won the supreme title of CHOIR OF THE WORLD in Wales in 1999, and last year the GRAND PRIX at IFAS 2016 in the Czech Republic.

Don’t miss this chance to experience the New Zealand Youth Choir at its only Invercargill concert in 2018.

Presented in association with The Southland Arts Festival

Conductor: David Squire
Website: https://nz.patronbase.com/_ChoirsNZ/Productions/N184/Performances
NZYC in Dunedin
New Zealand Youth Choir (NZYC)
Date / Time: 28/04/2018 7.30pm
Venue: St Pauls Cathedral
City: Dunedin
more info

The award-winning New Zealand Youth Choir is coming to Dunedin.

Known to deliver a spine-tingling, entertaining and engaging programme, a concert by the New Zealand Youth Choir is a glorious experience.

The 50-strong choir performs a colourful repertoire; from music of the South Pacific, New Zealand Folk Songs and Maori action songs, to traditional choral works.

In its 38-year history, the New Zealand Youth Choir has achieved iconic status in New Zealand and has won many accolades overseas. The choir won the supreme title of CHOIR OF THE WORLD in Wales in 1999, and last year the GRAND PRIX at IFAS 2016 in the Czech Republic.

Don’t miss this chance to experience the New Zealand Youth Choir at its only Dunedin concert in 2018.

Conductor: David Squire
Website: https://nz.patronbase.com/_ChoirsNZ/Productions/N185/Performances
Haydn's Mass in Time of War
Whangarei Choral Society
Date / Time: 05/05/2018 2.30 PM
Venue: Christ Church, Whangarei
City: Whangarei
more info
Conductor: Lisbe Jooste
Contact: Craig Blockley
Phone: 0212727623
Email: craig_blockley@yahoo.co.nz
Website: https://whangareichoralsociety.weebly.com
The Planets
VOICES NZ
Date / Time: 10/05/2018 7.30pm
Venue: Auckland Town Hall, Great Hall
City: Auckland
more info

Conductor Hans Graf

Cello Li-Wei Qin

Debussy Images pour orchestre: Gigues and Rondes de printemps
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme
Holst The Planets

Holst was fascinated by astrology, and in 1913 wrote to a friend:’ Recently the character of each planet suggested lost to me’. The result is astonishingly vivid music for each of the human traits embodied by each planet’s namesake deity – war, peace, jollity, old age – before the ultimate fade-out into the infinite. This piece has justly been a favourite from its first performance. Sopranos and Altos from VOICES NZ join the APO for this work.

Intoxicating from the very first bars…

Conductor: Hans Graf
Website: https://www.voicesnz.com/news-reviews/2018-concert-packages-love-voices-now/
Pohutukawa Singers mid year concert
Pohutukawa Singers
Date / Time: 15/06/2018 7 pm
Venue: tbc
City: Auckland - Huapai/Albany/Waimauku area
more info

A lovely selection of jazz, modern, traditional, sacred, musical, pop, spiritual etc items for Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass singers.

Conductor: Susan Hayday
Contact: Colin Newel
Phone: 021 0249 9925
Email: candcnewel@gmail.com
Website: https://pohutukawasingers.wordpress.com
Pohutukawa Singers mid year concert
Pohutukawa Singers
Date / Time: 17/06/2018 2.00
Venue: tbc
City: Auckland - Huapai/ Waimauku/ Albany area
more info

A lovely selection of spiritual, sacred, pop, musical, folk, jazz etc songs for a mixed choir (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass)

Conductor: Susan Hayday
Contact: Colin Newel
Phone: 021 0249 9925
Email: candcnewel@gmail.com
Website: https://pohutukawasingers.wordpress.com
Beethoven & Beyond
Auckland Choral
Date / Time: 26/07/2018 7.30pm
Venue: Auckland Town Hall
City: Auckland
more info

Beethoven, Mass in C

Flatischler / Bertl, Space Bey0nd Space

Every classical music fan knows Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, but few are aware of the treasure of the Mass in C, which he composed 17 years earlier, in 1807. His genius pushed boundaries, and later generations have come to value it as Beethoven through and through.

Reinhard Flatischler, composer, master drummer and music therapist extraordinaire, will have you spellbound with this exciting new work, Space Beyond Space. Through musical innovation and rhythmic 'colouring', Flatischler and thrilling internationally-acclaimed percussionist Tupac Mantilla aim to draw the audience into a multi-layered experience of the space around and beyond them.

Jennifer Barrington, Soprano

Catrin Johnsson, Mezzo-soprano

Robert Macfarlane, Tenor

James Harrison, Baritone

Reinhard Flatischler, composer, percussion

Johnny Bertl, composer

Tupac Mantilla, Percussion

Auckland Choral

Uwe Grodd, Conductor

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

Conductor: Uwe Grodd
Contact: Carey McDonald
Phone: 027 403 1222
Email: admin@aucklandchoral.com
Website: aucklandchoral.com
Sing Waiheke - Together
Auckland Choral
Date / Time: 14/10/2018 2.30pm
Venue: Morra Hall, Waiheke Island
City: Auckland
more info

Choral Favourites in our very own island paradise

Together

Auckland Choral travels to the beautiful and relaxing environment of Waiheke Island, one of the best destinations in the world.

A weekend rehearsing in a beautiful environment under Auckland Choral conductors Uwe Grodd and Elizabeth Lau, will culminate in a concert of treasured choral favourites with the excitement of hearing a new work by David Hamilton, Homecoming, setting text by NZ poet Vincent O’Sullivan.

Conductors: Uwe Grodd                                                                                                                                    Elizabeth Lau

Conductor: Uwe Grodd, Elizabeth Lau
Contact: Carey McDonald
Phone: 027 403 1222
Email: admin@aucklandchoral.com
Website: aucklandchoral.com
Beethoven 9
VOICES NZ
Date / Time: 23/11/2018 6.30pm
Venue: Michael Fowler Centre
City: Wellington
more info

Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
with Voices New Zealand

Music Director Edo de Waart’s final Masterworks concerts for 2018 highlight two milestones in not only Beethoven’s career, but the symphonic repertoire. Hear in one concert the composer’s journey from Classical to Romantic and in the process changing music forever.

The First Symphony is from a young Beethoven, already making his name in Vienna as a pianist and composer. While it owes a debt to Haydn, it also shows a composer hungry to explore and experiment.

His gargantuan Symphony No. 9, written when he had become completely deaf, is one of his greatest and most loved works. With four fantastic soloists – soprano Madeleine Pierard, mezzo-soprano Kristin Darragh, tenor Simon O’Neill and bass Anthony Robin Schneider – and premiere choir Voices New Zealand for the fourth movement’s ‘Ode to Joy’, this is an event no one should miss.

Conductor: Edo de Waart
Website: http://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/event/2400537BD8132F31?bba=1
Beethoven 9
VOICES NZ
Date / Time: 24/11/2018 7.30pm
Venue: Auckland Town Hall, Great Hall
City: Auckland
more info

Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
with Voices New Zealand

Music Director Edo de Waart’s final Masterworks concerts for 2018 highlight two milestones in not only Beethoven’s career, but the symphonic repertoire. Hear in one concert the composer’s journey from Classical to Romantic and in the process changing music forever.

The First Symphony is from a young Beethoven, already making his name in Vienna as a pianist and composer. While it owes a debt to Haydn, it also shows a composer hungry to explore and experiment.

His gargantuan Symphony No. 9, written when he had become completely deaf, is one of his greatest and most loved works. With four fantastic soloists – soprano Madeleine Pierard, mezzo-soprano Kristin Darragh, tenor Simon O’Neill and bass Anthony Robin Schneider – and premiere choir Voices New Zealand for the fourth movement’s ‘Ode to Joy’, this is an event no one should miss.

Conductor: Edo de Waart
Website: http://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/event/2400537AD66715E3?bba=1
Handel Messiah - 100 Hallelujahs
Carey McDonald
Date / Time: 16/12/2018 16/12/2018 - 5.00pm
Venue:
City: Auckland
Handel, Messiah - 100 Hallelujahs
Auckland Choral
Date / Time: 16/12/2018 16/12/2018 - 5.00pm, 17/12/2018 - 7.30pm
Venue: Auckland Town Hall
City: Auckland
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A Century of Messiahs

HANDEL Messiah HWV56

Every performance of Handel’s Messiah is a special event, and Auckland Choral’s 2018 performance will be extra-special, as it is the choir’s hundredth consecutive Messiah. Since the choir's founding in 1855 there have only been 2 exceptions – the outbreak of World War 1 and the flu epidemic of 1918.

To celebrate this momentous century of Messiahs, the choir will be joined by visiting singers from choral groups near and far, and a stunning line-up of soloists will lead the choir, including Metropolitan Opera star Heather Johnson, New Zealand’s most famous tenor Simon O’Neill, and bass Martin Snell whose “Trumpet Shall Sound” stays in the memory all year round. Join us again to welcome this year’s Christmas, and also to be part of a Messiah explosion that will celebrate our amazing “one hundred-not-out” tradition.

Marlena Devoe, Soprano                                                                                                    Heather Johnson, Mezzo-soprano                                                                        Simon O'Neill, Tenor                                                                                                           Martin Snell, Bass

Auckland Choral

International guest choirs including Brisbane Chorale, City Choir Dunedin

Pipers Sinfonia

Uwe Grodd, Conductor

Conductor: Uwe Grodd
Contact: Carey McDonald
Phone: 027 403 1222
Email: admin@aucklandchoral.com
Website: aucklandchoral.com
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