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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
Stanford Songs of the Fleet, Songs of the Sea, and The Revenge
Kapiti Chorale
Date / Time: 12/05/2018 TBA
Venue: St Paul’s Church, Paraparaumu
City: Paraparaumu
more info

The Prodigal Son, by Sir Arthur Sullivan will be the major part of the Kāpiti Chorale's May Concert.  First performed in Worcester Cathedral on 10 September 1869 for the Three Choirs Festival, the oratorio was an instant success.  Taking the main text from the Gospel of Luke, Sullivan tells the story of the son and his father, leading to the dramatic reconciliation between the two.  The work was Sullivan's first oratorio, and was the first sacred music setting to be composed of this parable.  Other works to be sung include Sir John Stainer's Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, Stanford's Jubilate in C and Elgar's Ave Verum.

Conductor: Eric Sidoti
NZYC at Arrowtown Autumn Festival
New Zealand Youth Choir (NZYC)
Date / Time: 24/04/2018 6.30pm (TBC)
Venue: 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
NZSSC in Concert
New Zealand Secondary Students' Choir
Date / Time: 28/04/2018 7.30pm
Venue: Sacred Heart Cathedral
City: WELLINGTON
more info

A fantastic mix of repertoire, from Pachelbel through to Eric Whitacre, and including plenty of great New Zealand music. All delivered with the our trademark "infectious joy of music-making" (Stephen Fisher, January 2018).

Conductor: Andrew Withington
Contact: Anna Bowron
Phone: +0211134520
Email: nzssc@xtra.co.nz
Website: http://www.nzsschoir.com/events/
NZYC in Dunedin
New Zealand Youth Choir (NZYC)
Date / Time: 28/04/2018 7.30pm
Venue: St Paul's 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
Cantando Choir - Ain't Misbehaving
Cantando Choir
Date / Time: 06/05/2018 4pm
Venue: Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
City: HAMILTON
more info

Cantando Choir and Friends Ain't Misbehaving at Gallagher’s Centre, Hamilton.

Come join us and sing along to our great selection of swing and jazz greats with our special guests, local jazz group Jazzian, under the direction of our Conductor Rupert D’Cruze.

Our Programme includes such greats as Lullaby of Broadway, Nella Fantasia, Blue Moon, The Moon is Distant from the Sea, Over the Rainbow, Swing Low, Mack the Knife, Ain’t Misbehaving, Swinging with the Saints.

Conductor: Rupert D'Cruze
Contact: Yvonne Ingram
Phone: 021 139 3796
Email: info@cantando.org.nz
Website: www.cantando.org.nz
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/
NZCF Manawatu-Whanganui AGM Workshop
NZCF Manawatu-Whanganui Region Workshop
Date / Time: 12/05/2018 9.30am
Venue: St Stephen's Church Hall, Maunder Street, Marton
City: Marton
more info

Isaac Stone is the young vibrant facilitator for this annual workshop.   The workshop will focus around "finding your voice in choral ensemble" optimizing vowel colour, resonance and breath control.     There will be lots of singing opportunities in dealing with these and related subjects.

Isaac is a music teacher at Tawa College where he is involved in a mix of classroom teaching, teaching singing, and choir directing.     He has a BMus in Classical Singing from the New Zealand School of Music.    He has directed the Wellington Youth Choir, and currently directing Tawa College Blue Notes and the innovative new choir Supertonic since its inception in 2014.

Isaac's personal choir experience has included being a member of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Choir, the New Zealand Youth Choir, Inspirare and currently as a member of Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir .                                

Contact Joanna Love, Secretary, NZCF Manawatu-Wanganui for brochure and registration form.     Pre-registration will assist the Region with planning the day. 

 

 

 

  

Conductor: Isaac Stone, Porirua
Contact: Joanna Love, Secretary NZCF Manawatu-Whanganui
Phone: 06 345-9073
Email: joannalove52@gmail.com
With Cheerful Voice
Schola Sacra Choir & Youth Chorus
Date / Time: 19/05/2018 2.30pm
Venue: Christ Church Anglican Church, Wicksteed St, Whanganui
City: Wanganui
more info

Featuring Schubert’s Mass in G and sung psalms

Organist Alison Stewart

Soloists Rachel Smith, Nigel Tongs

Conductor: Roy Tankersley
Contact: Christine Soulsby
Phone: 063424814
Email: soulsby@farmside.co.nz
Gloria, Hallelujah!
A Capella Singers with Ascot Park Hotel Brass Band
Date / Time: 20/05/2018 2pm
Venue: First Church, Tay Street, Invercargill
City: Invercargill
more info

Two of Southland’s leading community performance groups join forces to present a dynamic and uplifting concert.

The Ascot Park Hotel Brass and A Capella Singers showcase their tremendous talents, both separately and together.

The programme will feature what has been described as an "exalted, devotional and jubilant" work by English composer, John Rutter and finish with the uplifting and popular Hallelujah Chorus by Handel.

Conductor: Di Lenihan & Christine McLeod
Contact: Christine McLeod
Phone: 0272705557
Email: campbell.mcleod@xtra.co.nz
Website: www.acapellasingers.org.nz
Supertonic - Shakespeare's Sister
Supertonic
Date / Time: 20/05/2018 6:30pm
Venue: Pipitea Marae, 55-59 Thorndon Quay
City: Wellington
more info

We present this programme in honour and celebration of work by women who created art in the shadows of their male counterparts. We wish to offer hope for current and future generations of women who will publish their work using their own names.

#sistersdoinitforthemselves #imwithher #yearofthewoman #IWD2018 #PressforProgress #wāhine #TūpunaWahine

Conductor: Isaac Stone
Contact: Isaac Stone
Phone: 0274712456
Email: info@supertonic.org.nz
Website: www.supertonic.org.nz
New Zealand: Life and Land
Rotorua District Choir
Date / Time: 26/05/2018 7.30 pm
Venue: St Luke's Church, Amohia St
City: Rotorua
more info

Come and join the Rotorua District Choir for their first concert of 2018,  where the choir will sing a collection of New Zealand music depicting life and land.

Conductor: Elizabeth Pilaar
Contact: Elizabeth Pilaar
Phone: 07 985 4119
Email: rotorua.district.choir@gmail.com
MEALOR
Auckland Youth Choir
Date / Time: 26/05/2018 8:00pm
Venue: Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell
City: Auckland
more info

Paul Mealor has been described as ‘the most important composer to have emerged in Welsh choral music since William Mathias‘ (New York Times, 2001), reaching international fame when his Motet, Ubi Caritas, was performed during the Royal Wedding Ceremony of His Royal Highness Prince William and Catherine Middleton (now TRH The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge) at Westminster Abbey.

The Auckland Youth Choir is delighted to have Paul join us in Auckland to workshop this piece. Paul will also be conducting a talk prior to the concert about the piece, and about Music and Spirituality for Premium ticket holders. Having worked with Paul when the choir performed his Stabat Mater at Carnegie Hall in New York, the choir is very excited to present this work.

Symphony No.1 'Passiontide' begins with the Stabat Mater and moves into his Crucifixus.

Conductor: Lachlan Craig
Contact: Rosemary Chapman
Email: aucklandyouthchoir@gmail.com
Website: www.ayc.org.nz
New Zealand: Life and Land
Rotorua District Choir
Date / Time: 27/05/2018 2.00 pm
Venue: St Luke's Church, Amohia St
City: Rotorua
more info

Come and join the Rotorua District Choir for their first concert of 2018,  where the choir will sing a collection of New Zealand music depicting life and land.

Conductor: Elizabeth Pilaar
Contact: Elizabeth Pilaar
Phone: 07 985 4119
Email: rotorua.district.choir@gmail.com
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
Auckland Choral
Date / Time: 16/12/2018 16/12/2018 - 5.00pm, 17/12/2018 - 7.30pm
Venue: Auckland Town Hall
City: Auckland
more info

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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