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Onwards! - Wellington Youth Choir's 30th Anniversary
Wellington Youth Choir
Date / Time: 28/09/2019 7pm
Venue: St Paul's Presbyterian Church 89 Tennyson Street, Napier South
City: Napier
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This year, we are excited to be touring to the beautiful Hawkes' Bay region! Wellington Youth Choir is proud to present our 30th Anniversary concert series - Onwards.

Under the direction of director Mark Stamper, this series includes a wide variety of pieces and genres, celebrating our hope for the past, present and future with pieces that capture the youthful and diverse singers that makes Wellington Youth Choir unique.

Wellington Youth Choir is a self-run, mixed group of singers between the ages of 18-27. It is made up of around 40 university students and young professionals living in the Wellington region. The choir provides a bridge between school and community choirs for young singers, many of whom are current or former members of the New Zealand Youth Choir and New Zealand Secondary Students' Choir.

Come along and join us for an evening of vibrant, high-quality singing from the Wellington Youth Choir!

Tickets are available at the door (cash-only) or online via Eventfinda - $5 unwaged, $10 waged.

Conductor: Mark Stamper & Gabriel Khor
Email: wellingtonyouthchoir@gmail.com
Website: https://wellingtonyouthchoir.wordpress.com
Sing the Creation - Hamilton
Massed Choirs from Waikato and the Bay of Plenty
Date / Time: 22/09/2019 14:00
Venue: St Paul’s Collegiate School Chapel, 77 Hukanui Rd, Chartwell, Hamilton
City: Hamilton
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Choirs from all over Waikato and the Bay of Plenty are coming together with the Bay of Plenty Symphonia, under the baton of David Squire to perform Haydn's Creation.  Four performances, in four centres, over two weekends, will bring everyone together for a memorable occasion!

Conductor: David Squire
Contact: Jayne Tankersley
Phone: 273616655
Email: nzcf.waikato.bop@gmail.com
Sing the Creation - Thames
Massed Choirs from Waikato and the Bay of Plenty
Date / Time: 21/09/2019 17:00
Venue: Thames War Memorial Civic Centre, 200 Mary St, Thames
City: Thames
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Choirs from all over Waikato and the Bay of Plenty are coming together with the Bay of Plenty Symphonia, under the baton of David Squire to perform Haydn's Creation.  Four performances, in four centres, over two weekends, will bring everyone together for a memorable occasion!

Conductor: David Squire
Contact: Jayne Tankersley
Phone: 273616655
Email: nzcf.waikato.bop@gmail.com
Glory – Glory – Glory!
Festival Singers of Wellington
Date / Time: 21/09/2019 7:00pm
Venue: Island Bay Presbyterian Church
City: Wellington
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Glory – Glory – Glory!

7:00 pm Saturday 21 September 2019
at Island Bay Presbyterian Church

This concert will feature the premiere of an exciting new

Gloria

composed by our accompanist — Jonathan Berkahn.

It will also include the popular Vivaldi Gloria and Rutter Gloria

Soloists:

Janey MacKenzie — soprano

Eleanor McGechie — alto

Genevieve Davidson — saxophone

$20

(Secondary & Primary School pupils free)

Tickets from Choir members ~ Limited Door sales
(Cash only - NO EFTPOS)

Conductor: Ingrid Schoenfeld
Contact: Philip Garside
Phone: 44758855
Email: books@pgpl.co.nz
Website: https://festivalsingers.wordpress.com/
Karanga
The Graduate Choir New Zealand
Date / Time: 22/09/2019 2:30 pm
Venue: Mount Albert Grammar School Hall
City: Auckland
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KARANGA is a call, a welcome call to all – to share in a celebration of some significant New Zealand music, interspersed with folk-songs from around the world. We welcome a new audience at Mount Albert Grammar School, whose well-known Jazz Band and the newly-formed Boys’ Choir will also be participating in the concert.  The title of the concert takes its name from the opening work – Karanga – written by David Hamilton for The Graduate Choir NZ in 2005; it received huge acclaim from British audiences when the choir toured to the UK the same year.

Now Karanga gets a second and fresh airing, as we look forward to the call to welcome delegates and choirs to the World Choral Symposium in Auckland, July 2020.  The Graduate Choir NZ has been selected as one of the few choirs to present a solo recital at this event in the Surround Sound arena – and KARANGA will give a foretaste of some of this wonderful NZ music – represented by composers such as Chris Artley, Douglas Mews, Katherine Dienes, Christopher Marshall – along with music by Schumann, Patriquin, Whitacre and others.  This is the first time that the choir has given a public recital in the resonant acoustic of the Mount Albert Grammar School Hall and we look forward to sharing with you a feast of wonderful music there.

Conductor: Terence Maskell
Website: https://www.graduatechoirnz.org/performances
Brahms A German Requiem London Version (in English)
David Morahan
Date / Time: 20/09/2019 8.00
Venue: St Barnabas Mana
City: Porirua / Wellington
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Voices in the Wind, Wellingtons newest auditioned choir is presenting Brahams "A German Requim" - London Version (in English).

Come join us for a performance of one of Brahams' most well-regarded and oft-performed works - with Baritone and Soprano soloists alongisde a full chamber choir and four-hand piano accompanist.

This work was first translated into English and performed in London in 1871. We will be honouring this history and presenting it in the same way - using the original English translation & with four-hand piano (2 pianists on one piano!). Don't miss this fabulous local musical event.

Two concerts:
Friday 20th Sept 8pm at St Barnabus, Mana Esplanade
Sunday 22nd Sept 7pm at St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington

Cash door sales -
$20 Adults
$15 Seniors/Students
Children free

Conductor: Eric Sidoti
Contact: David Morahan
Phone: 021 558 121
Email: morahans@gmail.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Choir/Voices-in-the-Wind-1108850209275159/
NZ Male Choir Gala Concert - celebrating 20 years
le Voice Choir, Soprano Allison Cormack& Douglas Couchman, cornet
Date / Time: 28/09/2019 7.30pm
Venue: Nelson College for Girls
City: Nelson
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The NZ Male Choir is celebrating 20 years of the NZ Male Choir on the weekend of September 27 - 29 September in Nelson. The choir formed in 1999 in Nelson and so it is fitting to return to Nelson for this celebration. Past and present choristers will be gathering for the weekend.. The Gala Concert is on the Saturday night and a church service on the Sunday morning at the Cathedral. Friday evening is a celebration dinner.

Conductor: Joseph Christensen
Contact: Taffy Davies
Phone: 021 222 7440 or 033195767
Email: taff-springbank@xtra.co.nz
Website: www.nzmalechoir.co.nz
BMNZ: Mendelssohn & Hummel
Bach Musica NZ
Date / Time: 29/09/2019 5pm
Venue: Auckland Town Hall
City: Auckland
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German Romantic Treasures

A true feast for German Romantic music lovers: Trumpet splendour contrasted by beautiful melodies and expressive harmonies. A real gem not to be missed!

PROGRAM

Johann Nepomuk Hummel Concerto for trumpet & orchestra
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Psalm 42 Wie der Hirsch schreit, Hear my prayer, Verleih uns Frieden

PRESENTED BY BACH MUSICA NZ orchestra and chorus

Rita Paczian (conductor)
Stephanie Acraman (soprano)
Huw Dann (trumpet)

 

TICKETS

$30 - $70 general admission
$15 - $55 under 16 and students with valid ID

TICKETMASTER
09 970 9700 | 0800 111 999
Booking fees may apply.
Tickets also at the door.

www.bachmusica.com | Facebook | Instagram

Conductor: Rita Paczian
Contact: Glenys Riggir
Phone: 09 309 2224
Email: admin@bachmusica.com
Website: www.bachmusica.com
Resoundingly Rutter
Tauranga Civic Choir
Date / Time: 29/09/2019 2:30pm
Venue: Otumoetai Baptist Church, Otumoetai Road, Tauranga
City: Tauranga
more info

Celebrating the music of John Rutter - Magnificat, and other pieces

Conductor: Nigel Williams
Contact: Lesley Brighting
Email: tgacivicchoir@gmail.com
Website: www.taurangacivicchoir.org.nz
Let us Entertain You
Mid Canterbury Choir
Date / Time: 06/10/2019 2pm
Venue: Sinclair Centre, Park Street, Ashburton
City: Ashburton
more info

 

Join us for songs from the shows – My Fair Lady, Les Miserables, Abba, Oklahoma, The Music Man and more

 

 

 

Conductor: Jocelyn Jones
Contact: Carol Gunn
Phone: 0272872468
Email: thegunnclan@xtra.co.nz
Bernstein, Britten & Brahms
Auckland Youth Choir
Date / Time: 12/10/2019 7:30pm
Venue: St Matthews-in-the-City
City: Auckland
more info

Join us for an evening celebrating and exploring the works of Leonard Bernstein, Benjamin Britten & Johannes Brahms.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the AYC website.

Conductor: Lachlan Craig
Contact: Rosemary Chapman
Email: aucklandyouthchoir@gmail.com
Website: www.ayc.org.nz/tickets
The Kids Sing - Waikato / Bay of Plenty
Date / Time: 24/10/2019
Venue: Southwell School, Hamilton
City: Hamilton
more info
Next Offramp at Futuna Chapel
Next Offramp
Date / Time: 10/11/2019 2pm
Venue: Futuna Chapel, Karori, Wellington
City: Wellington
more info

NEXT OFFRAMP at FUTUNA CHAPEL

Our 10-year anniversary celebration concert "An Intimate Reflection" at Pah Homestead in Auckland has sold out !

We're now looking forward to bringing it to Wellington in November and are excited to be performing at the unique and inspirational Futuna Chapel in Karori.

The chapel itself has been designated a World Heritage site and we think that its ambience is a perfect match for Next Offramp's style.

Come and join us, we'd love to see you there.

Conductor: Musical Director Wendy Moore
Email: NORtickets@outlook.co.nz
The Kids Sing - Wellington 2019
Date / Time: 14/11/2019 TBC
Venue: St Mark's School, Wellington
City: Wellington
more info
BMNZ: Wagner Gala Concert incl Art Exhibition
Bach Musica NZ
Date / Time: 22/11/2019 8pm
Venue: Rannoch, 77 Almorah Road, Epsom, Auckland 1023
City: Auckland
more info

Bach Musica NZ's Wagner Gala Concert: Experience the extraordinary music of Richard Wagner, performed by some of New Zealand's top artists. We look forward to seeing you there!

Music by Richard Wagner (1813-1883):

  • Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
  • Das Rheingold
  • Tannhäuser
  • Tristan und Isolde
  • Piano Sonata in A Flat Major, WWV 85
  • Wesendonck Lieder, WWV 91, five songs for Mezzo Soprano

Featuring:
Kristin Darragh | Mezzo Soprano
Martin Snell | Bass
Rosemary Barnes | Piano

TICKETS
$75 General Admission

Includes free wine, gourmet snacks and art exhibition.

Art Exhibition from 7.30pm; Concert at 8pm.

Book early to avoid disappointment. Spaces are strictly limited.
To book go to bachmusica.com/otherevents

Many thanks to the Wallace Arts Trust and our Patron Sir James Wallace for their ongoing support.

ENQUIRIES
09 309 2224
admin@bachmusica.com
www.bachmusica.com

Conductor: n/a
Contact: Glenys Riggir
Phone: 09 309 2224
Email: admin@bachmusica.com
Website: https://www.bachmusica.com/otherevents.html
BMNZ: Vivaldi, Bach, Dvořák & Wagner
Bach Musica NZ
Date / Time: 01/12/2019 5pm
Venue: Auckland Town Hall
City: Auckland
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Baroque Treasures & Romantic Fanfare

All four pieces often on classical highlights CDs thanks to their huge popularity all over the world. Live they are even better!

PROGRAM

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi - Gloria
Johann Sebastian-Bach - Concerto for Oboe & Violin
Antonín Dvořák - Te Deum & Slavic Dance No 2
Richard Wagner - Song to the Evening Star

PRESENTED BY BACH MUSICA NZ orchestra and chorus

Rita Paczian conductor
Morag Atchison - soprano
Emma Roxburgh soprano
Kate Spence alto
Martin Snell bass
Alison Dunlop oboe
Yanghe Yu violin

TICKETS

$30 - $70 general admission
$15 - $55 under 16 and students with valid ID

TICKETMASTER
09 970 9700 | 0800 111 999
Booking fees may apply.
Tickets also at the door.

More info on
www.bachmusica.com | Facebook | Instagram

Conductor: Rita Paczian
Contact: Glenys Riggir
Phone: 09 309 2224
Email: admin@bachmusica.com
Website: www.bachmusica.com
Christmas Concert
Festival Singers of Wellington
Date / Time: 01/12/2019 2:30pm
Venue: St John’s Anglican Church, Johnsonville
City: Wellington
more info

Further details to follow

Conductor: Ingrid Schoenfeld
Contact: Philip Garside
Phone: 44758855
Email: books@pgpl.co.nz
Website: https://festivalsingers.wordpress.com/
Choral Gems
The Bay of Islands Singers
Date / Time: 01/12/2019 2:30pm
Venue: John Dalton Auditorium, Turner Centre, Kerikeri
City: Kerikeri
more info

"Choral Gems"

with

Soprano – TBA

Mezzo-Soprano – Jessica Wells

Tenor – Andrew Grenon

Baritone – James Harrison

Organ – Michael Bell  and Guest orchestra
Conductor – John Jackets

Britten - Ceremony of Carols

Charpentier - Messe de Minuit

Salieri - Organ Concerto

Haydn - Nelson Mass

Benjamin Britten wrote his cantata, A Ceremony of Carols, during World War II while crossing the Atlantic. It is a collection of short of medieval poems with Christmas themes which have become firm favourites with both choirs and audiences.

French composer Charpentier’s delightful Messe de Minuit pour Noel (Christmas Mass) is based on French folksongs for Christmas most of which are dance like in character.

The second half of the concert will begin with the third movement from Antonio Salieri’s organ concerto written in 1773 and ends with Haydn’s stunning “Nelson Mass”, arguably his greatest composition long associated with Nelson’s victory over Napoleon.

Conductor: John Jackets
Contact: Denise Pitts
Phone: 09 407 4606
Email: keriwin.pitts@xtra.co.nz
Website: www.theboisingers.org.nz
Messiah - The World's Most Loved Choral Work
City Choir Dunedin
Date / Time: 10/12/2019 7:30 pm
Venue: Dunedin Town Hall
City: Dunedin
more info

“…the sheer variety of invention continues to astonish”

Handel’s Messiah is heard around the world during the Christmas season, being greatly appreciated and enjoyed. City Choir Dunedin with the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Burchell, is pleased to again perform this oratorio. Together with our soloists, soprano Rebecca Ryan, alto Tessa Romano, tenor Andrew Grenon and bass Joel Amosa, we will provide a fantastic opportunity for you to experience a world-class delivery of this dramatic and passionate work.

Handel began composing Messiah on August 22, 1741, and completed it twenty-four days later. The scholar Clifford Bartlett writes, “such speed was not unusual, nor was the time of year. . . Bach could produce a cantata, organizing the copying of parts, and rehearse and perform it every week. Three weeks to compose an oratorio without the immediate responsibility for organizing the performance was, therefore, ample. But, however hasty the composition, the power of the musical imagination, the wealth of ideas, the depth of inspiration, and the sheer variety of invention continue to astonish.”

Messiah is probably Handel's most famous work and its ubiquity has outreached anything Handel could ever have envisaged.

Conductor: David Burchell
Contact: Leta Labuschagne
Phone: 276844118
Email: info@citychoirdunedin.org.nz
Website: https://bit.ly/2kcpoqF
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