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Sounds of Spring
Christchurch City Choir
Date / Time: 12/09/2020 7.30pm
Venue: Aldersgate Centre, 309 Durham Street, Christchurch
City: Christchurch
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As we enjoy longer days and warmer weather, join us to celebrate the seasonal change in song and observe the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven and the 75th birthday of John Rutter and a bit of Shearing (even though it's not his birthday).

Christchurch City Choir joined by brass players from Addington Brass Band, in the newly opened Aldersgate Centre, this is a night not to be missed.

Tickets available from Eventfinda.

Conductor: John Linker
Contact: Annie
Phone: 03 348 0228
Email: info@citychoir.co.nz
Website: https://www.citychoir.co.nz
Harbour Voices UnCov'd
Harbour Voices
Date / Time: 23/08/2020 3pm
Venue: St George's Presbyterian Church
City: Takapuna
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Harbour Voices UnCov’d - Celebrating Togetherness With Great Choral Favourites

Harbour Voices will be celebrating the post-lockdown joy of singing together again, bringing a delightful mix of classics and contemporary choral music.

Programme will include some classic favourites including works from Mendelssohn, Brahms or Handel and some more contemporary pieces like the Lord of the Ring’s "Into the West" or Ben E. King’s "Stand by Me”.
The concert will be conducted by Nicholas Forbes and we will be accompanied by Michael Bell on the organ and Benjamin Kubiak on the piano. We will also be joined by some young promising soloists.
 
There will be a raffle during the interval with hampers full of goodies to be won and some tea and nibbles in the church hall after the concert.

Tickets $20 - children under 12 attend free
For bookings, you can send us a message at harbourvoices.auckland@gmail.com or call Rowena on 021 759 765.

Conductor: Nicholas Forbes
Contact: Rowena Post
Phone: 021 759 765
Email: harbourvoices.auckland@gmail.com
Website: http://northshorechorale.org/2020/07/harbour-voices-uncovd/
Pohutukawa Singers Winter Concert
Pohutukawa Singers
Date / Time: 21/08/2020 7.30pm
Venue: Albany Presbyterian Church and St Chad's Church Huapai
City: Auckland
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Albany based choir, Pohutukawa Singers, is looking forward to giving its first post-lockdown concert this month.  There are two performances.

The first is an evening concert at 7.30pm on Friday 21 August at the Albany Presbyterian Church, 539, Albany Highway (opposite Albany Senior High).

The second is an afternoon performance at 4.00pm on Sunday 23 August
at St Chad's Church, 7 Matua Road, Huapai/Kumeu

The programme will include a variety of musical genres and song styles, mainly from the 20th century but with a few from much earlier times.  In particular this concert will feature a selection of familiar songs by George and Ira Gershwin as well as another from the same era written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein.

We welcome enquiries from anyone interested in coming to either of these performances for a varied programme of song.  Post-concert refreshments are included in the ticket price.  Pre sales $15 per adult or door sales $20.  Accompanied children - gold coin donation.  Email - carrieturner4nz@gmail.com or phone Geoff 478 1601 or 021 1706590

Conductor: Chris Graham
Contact: Moira Hobbs
Phone: 0211817423
Email: moira.hobbs@gmail.com
Pohutukawa Singers Winter Concert
Pohutukawa Singers
Date / Time: 23/08/2020 4 pm
Venue: St Chad's Church Huapai
City: Auckland
more info

Albany based choir, Pohutukawa Singers, is looking forward to giving its first post-lockdown concert this month.  There are two performances.

The first is an evening concert at 7.30pm on Friday 21 August at the Albany Presbyterian Church, 539, Albany Highway (opposite Albany Senior High).

The second is an afternoon performance at 4.00pm on Sunday 23 August
at St Chad's Church, 7 Matua Road, Huapai/Kumeu

The programme will include a variety of musical genres and song styles, mainly from the 20th century but with a few from much earlier times.  In particular this concert will feature a selection of familiar songs by George and Ira Gershwin as well as another from the same era written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein.

We welcome enquiries from anyone interested in coming to either of these performances for a varied programme of song.  Post-concert refreshments are included in the ticket price.  Pre sales $15 per adult or door sales $20.  Accompanied children - gold coin donation.  Email - carrieturner4nz@gmail.com or phone Geoff 478 1601 or 021 1706590

Conductor: Chris Graham
Contact: Moira Hobbs
Phone: 0211817423
Email: moira.hobbs@gmail.com
Light
Auckland Choral
Date / Time: 29/08/2020 7.30 pm
Venue: Holy Trinity Theatre
City: Auckland
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A new day dawns for New Zealand….out of the shadow of COVID-19 and towards a bright new future.

Auckland Choral can’t wait to bring our community back as we present our first public concert after lockdown: “Light”

From the resplendent energy of Jonathan Dove’s motet Vast Ocean of Light to the serenity and warmth of Eric Whitacre’s Lux Aurumque, the concert explores various composers’ responses to light.

Young composer Sarah Fouhy composed Stars I shall Find, expressing how we can find peace by looking up at the stars that shine every night.

Light of Lights Beholden is one of NZ composer Jenny McLeod’s Sun Festival Carols, and  David Hamilton’s A Blessing of Light draws on Celtic texts.

We welcome organist Philip Smith to accompany the choir and feature the organ toccata Fiat Lux by DuBois, and to end the concert, our Alumni join the choir for Handel’s exhilarating and joyful Zadok the Priest.

Soloists:          Alto – Sarah Court

Organ – Philip Smith

Conductor: Uwe Grodd

 

 

Conductor: Uwe Grodd
Contact: Carey McDonald
Phone: 0273184559
Email: admin@aucklandchoral.com
Website: www.aucklandchoral.com
A Musical Miscellany
Whangarei Choral
Date / Time: 29/08/2020 2:30 PM
Venue: St John's Golden Church, 149 Kamo Road, Kensington
City: Whangarei
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We will be presenting some of our favourites, from well-known folk songs through to Gilbert and Sullivan, show tunes and African songs.

Please come and enjoy an afternoon out while all is quiet with COVID-19. Who knows what tomorrow might bring.

Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Conductor: Barbara Thompson and Daniel Slabbert
Contact: Craig Blockley
Phone: 021 2727623
Email: whangareichoral@gmail.com
Website: https://whangareichoralsociety.weebly.com/
All Spaced Out
Viva Voce
Date / Time: 30/08/2020 4.30pm
Venue: St Matthew-in-the-City
City: Auckland
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In 'All Spaced Out', well-known chamber choir Viva Voce describes its response to the pandemic and its aftermath in song.

The programme includes music by Monteverdi, Purcell, Mozart, Elgar, Saint-Saëns and Anthony Ritchie, along with some lighter numbers, and features Eric Whitacre's magnificent 'Leonardo Dreams of his Flying Machine'.

You are invited to join VV for (free) refreshments straight afterward.

Conductor: John Rosser
Contact: Sue Fletcher
Phone: 022 120 0680
Email: info@vivavoce.org.nz
Perfect Nostalgia
Hastings Choral
Date / Time: 06/09/2020 2.00 pm
Venue: Taikura Rudolf Steiner School Hall
City: Hastings
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After having to cancel our last concert we are now bringing you our choice of light opera selection from Desert Song, Lilac Time, Zip Goes a Million and Merry Widow for example.

Conductor: Joe Christensen
Contact: Frances Tod
Phone: 0211554181
Email: frantod47@gmail.com
Website: Hastings Choral
I Was Glad, Classic Choral Anthems
The Hamilton Civic Choir
Date / Time: 12/09/2020 07:30pm
Venue: St Peter's Cathedral, Victoria St. Hamilton
City: Hamilton
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The Hamilton Civic Choir is delighted to be performing live this September, in a concert entitled I was Glad. Indeed we are; glad to be one of a very few fortunate choirs around the world who still have this privilege. We hope that you enjoy our concert as much as we have loved practising it.

 

We are presenting a selection of ancient and modern church anthems – sacred choral pieces, short in length, but large and dramatic in style.  We will sing works in English, Latin, French and German, including Heinrich Schültz’s glorious 16th century 2-choir anthem Jauchzet dem Herren, Brahms lyrical Geistliches Lied, Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine and Duruflé’s enduring Ubi Caritas, as well as some more modern works.

 

Our major work for this concert is an ambitious one; Thomas Tallis’s 40 part motet, Spem in Alium Nunquam Habui, written around 1570 as a statement of Roman Catholic faith at a time when this was a dangerous undertaking. The motet calls for eight choirs of five voices, which take turns to lead in a complex and ever-changing weaving of individual, group and whole choir singing. It is quite a challenge! Come along and enjoy this wonderful celebration of church music.

 

Conductor: Timothy Carpenter
Contact: Jo Arthur
Phone: 078431065
Email: secretary@hamiltoncivicchoir.org.nz
Website: https://hamiltoncivicchoir.org.nz/category/upcoming-events/
Bach Musica NZ: Mozart Requiem and Rodrigo Guitar Concerto
Bach Musica NZ
Date / Time: 20/09/2020 5PM
Venue: Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall
City: Auckland
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The most famous guitar concerto of all time, preceded by a Baroque classic and followed by Mozart's ultimate work, his beautiful Requiem. Featuring international stars Barkin Sertkaya, Patrick Power and more.

Vivaldi - Concerto for Guitar
Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez
Mozart - Requiem

Presented by Bach Musica NZ orchestra & chorus.

With:
Barkin Sertkaya - Guitar
Natasha Wilson - Soprano
Sarah Court - Alto
Patrick Power - Tenor
James Harrison - Bass
Rita Paczian - Conductor

Conductor: Rita Paczian
Email: admin@bachmusica.com
Website: https://www.bachmusica.com/
A Ceremony of Carols
The Orpheus Choir of Wellington
Date / Time: 29/11/2020 3.00pm
Venue: St Mary of the Angels, Boulcott Street, Wellington
City: Wellington
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Festive repertoire, centring on Britten's "A Ceremony of Carols" (additional repertoire tbc)

Conductor: Brent Stewart
Contact: Nigel MacIntyre
Phone: 021-245-0067
Email: administrator@orpheuschoir.org.nz
Website: http://www.orpheuschoir.org.nz/
Handel - Messiah
Auckland Choral
Date / Time: 13/12/2020 5.00pm / 7.30pm
Venue: Auckland Town Hall
City: Auckland
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Auckland Choral’s performances of Messiah are absolutely the quintessential, don’t-miss holiday event for music lovers.

Handel composed Messiah in just 24 days and by the end, he knew he had composed an enduring masterpiece.

Soon after its first performance in 1742 it was established as a national treasure, before the Victorians made it the rock on which an entire choral tradition was built. Back then, vocal and orchestral forces of literally thousands would perform Messiah.

Dazzling vocal  solos such as the heartfelt ‘I Know That My Redeemer Liveth’, the noble ‘The Trumpet Shall Sound’ and the exalted ‘Hallelujah Chorus’, along with instrumental fireworks, and glorious choral writing ensure this concert is an essential highlight of the choral year.

Celebrate the season as your Auckland Choral and Pipers Sinfonia along with stunning New Zealand soloists  perform one of the most inspiring works of music ever written.                                                                                                                     Hallelujah!

Soloists:

Soprano – Jennifer Barrington                                                                                        Mezzo-soprano – Kristin Darragh                                                                                   Tenor – Jared Holt                                                                                                              Bass – Wade Kernot                                                                                                          Pipers Sinfonia

Conductor – Uwe Grodd

Conductor: Uwe Grodd
Contact: Carey McDonald
Phone: 0273184559
Email: admin@aucklandchoral.com
Website: www.aucklandchoral.com
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