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Next Offramp Celebrates 10 Years

Next Offramp

07 September 2019
5:30 p.m.
Pah Homestead, Hillsborough, Auckland Auckland Wendy Moore
Wendy Moore
09 828 9054
petrichor18a@gmail.co,
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Concert

Northern Chorale

28 April 2019
tba
tba Wellington Monika Smith

Hayden's Creation

Ars Nova Choir

05 May 2019
2.00pm
Theatre Royal New Plymouth Christopher Luke
J Sorensen
(06)7582705
jmsorensen@xtra.co.nz

Composed towards the end of the 18th Century, Haydn was inspired to create The Creation following his trips to the United Kingdom, where he heard the oratorios of Handel still being performed with massive forces. He is quoted as saying that, once in the flow, he begged God to let him be able to finish the work.

For the first time in nearly twenty years, Ars Nova Choir is delighted to bring back to Taranaki Haydn's much-loved oratorio. Joining them will be prominent New Zealand opera singers Clarissa Dunn (soprano), John Beaglehole (tenor) and Ars Nova Choir’s Patron, Roger Wilson (bass).

 

Come and enjoy Ars Nova Choir’s performance of Haydn's acclaimed oratorio, accompanied in a new chamber orchestration (the first time to be performed in New Zealand), by Ars Antiqua Chamber Orchestra and directed by Christopher J. Luke.

An Evening with Brahms: Resolution to Love

Inspirare

15 June 2019
7.30pm
Central Baptist Church Wellington Mark Stamper

Islands and Oceans

Voices in the Wind

26 May 2019
2.30pm
St Barnabas’ Church, Porirua Porirua Eric Sedoti

A Smorgasbord of Song

Canterbury Singers

22 June 2019
2.15 pm
The Piano Christchurch Sandra Norquay
Jackie Seaward-Krauze
359 5030
krauzefamily@xtra.co.nz

A Cappella - Southern Style

Christchurch City Chorus

27 April 2019
Two shows: Matinee 2pm and Evening Show 7pm
Harmony Church, 220 Antigua Street, Christchurch Central Christchurch Virginia Humphrey-Taylor
Jeannette McGrath
021976572
jpmcgrath@xtra.co.nz
www.ccchorus.co.nz

The Christchurch City Chorus and its' competing quartets present:

A Cappella, Southern Style

in preparation for competing at Nationals in Dunedin, and at International contest, New Orleans, in September.

Music will range from jazz to popular NZ standards, ballads to swing. The best a cappella singers in the Southern hemisphere will be in top form.

BMNZ workshop series 2019: Conducting Workshop

Bach Musica NZ

27 April 2019
12:30pm
Somervell Presbyterian Church Auckland Rita Paczian
Glenys Riggir
09 309 2224
admin@bachmusica.com
http://www.bachmusica.com/workshops.html

Our popular workshop series is back with international conductor and vocal specialist Rita Paczian. Each of the three day-long modules is designed to provide you with an in-depth and fun experience and to improve your knowledge, whatever your musical abilities. Study material to take home for further learning is included. These workshops are designed for musicians, singers, teachers or students, and are suitable for all levels and ages.

CONDUCTING WORKSHOP

Whether you are a teacher, instrumentalist, singer or music student, the knowledge of how to conduct a choir or an orchestra is a most important musical skill. Our workshop offers a progressive series of enjoyable and stimulating stages which will rapidly improve your conducting. Open to teachers, instrumentalists, singers, students and others. All levels and ages welcome!

DOWNLOAD INFORMATION BROCHURE HERE

REGISTER HERE

$90 Active Participants
$50 Observers (hand-outs included)

DISCOUNT - LEARN MORE, PAY LESS:
Register for two workshops and get $10 off the total.
Register for all three workshops and get $15 off the total.

OTHER TWO WORKSHOPS

17 Aug - BMNZ workshop series 2019: Singing Workshop
31 Aug - BMNZ workshop series 2019: Singing Workshop

SEE ALL THREE WORKSHOPS HERE

Around the World in Song

A Capella Singers

28 April 2019
3:30pm
First Presbyterian Church, Tay Street, Invercargill INVERCARGILL Christine McLeod
Christine McLeod
amusingsoprano@gmail.com
http://www.acapellasingers.org.nz

Join us as we explore music from around the world. You’ll hear songs from the British Isles, Europe, Russia, the Americas and more. From a Somerset folksong to a traditional Japanese song about cherry blossom, be transported to other places – no need for a passport! Enjoy the story-telling of the Skye Boat Song, Danny Boy and Au Clair de la Lune but with new choral arrangements. Feel the yearning of the Hebrew Slaves for their homeland and be stirred by the rousing song of the Volga Boatmen in Russia.

Big City Swing

Cantando Choir and Bel Suono

04 May 2019
7.00pm
Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato Hamilton Rupert D’Cruze
021 1293 796
info@cantando.org.nz
www.cantando.org.nz

Cantando is excited to be hosting Bel Suono choir as guest performers in its first concert for 2019. When Cantando was formed 31 years ago, one of the founding principles was to encourage young singers and provide a performance platform for them. “This is a wonderful opportunity for Cantando to partner with Bel Suono, the outstanding choir from Waikato Diocesan School, and their director, Maria Colvin,” says Cantando’s Musical Director, Rupert D’Cruze.

Bel Suono is an auditioned choir which has achieved success nationally at the Big Sing festival for school choirs. They won the Excel Cup for top choir in the Waikato/Bay of Plenty region in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and were selected as a reserve choir for the Big Sing National Finale in 2017 and 2018, which means they were in the top 30 of approximately 270 choirs in New Zealand.

“Big City Swing builds on the success of Cantando’s first concert last year and focuses on music that our singers like to perform,” says Rupert. “It presents a mix of popular arrangements of lighter numbers as well as some more ‘serious’ pieces. It is with real pleasure that we again have the opportunity to perform local composer Janet Jenning’s evocative piece Matariki. We also feature David Hamilton’s imaginative settings of five poems by NZ writers in A New Zealand Aviary.”

This concert provides our audience with the chance to swing along to some of the great jazz hits such as All Aboard, Come Rain or Come Shine and the title piece Big City Swing, and to hear the region’s top secondary school choir. Tickets are limited – be quick to secure yours!

May Workshop - Gounod's St Cecilia Mass

03 May 2019
6.30pm
Salvation Army Citadel Vivian Street Wellington Mark Dorrell
Lynda Hunter
04 5697953
robertlyndah@hotmail.com
www.nzcf.org.nz

"Stage Lights" - Music for the Theatre

Bay of Islands Singers

04 May 2019
7:30pm
Turner Centre Plaza Kerikeri John Jackets
Denise Pitts (President)
(09) 407 4606
president@theboisingers.org.nz
https://www.theboisingers.org.nz/home
Saturday 4 May 7.30pm Turner Centre Plaza.

“Stage Lights" – Music for the Theatre

 

This concert is a departure from our usual classical repertoire with a programme of popular music written for the theatre.
The Merry Widow; Songs by Verdi and Puccini; Gondoliers; Oklahoma; Les Misérables, Cabaret and Chess

Soloists Tania Priebs (soprano) and Ipu Laga’aia (tenor)
As usual the choir will be joined by a guest orchestra with pianist Michael Bell.
Conductor John Jackets 

Folk Memories

Hastings Choral

05 May 2019
2.00 pm
Taikura Rudolf Steiner School Hall Hastings Joe Christensen
Frances Tod
0211554181
frantod47@gmail.com

This is a concert of Folk Songs and songs derived from Folk Songs. Our soloist is Giselle Clements.

Spirit and Dreams

Schola Cantorum

06 May 2019
12.10pm
Philip Carter Family Concert Hall @ the Piano Christchurch Felicity O'Brien
Margaret Lovell-Smith
021 027 20446
margls@slingshot.co.nz
scholcantorum.org.nz

Come and hear Christchurch choir Schola Cantorum sing a concert of music from different eras. The songs in the programme will range from renaissance polyphony to twenty-first century music.

‘We love singing a cappella, weaving our voices together in a tapestry of sound that connects us with great music from throughout the ages,’ says Musical Director Felicity O’Brien. ‘This concert includes several religious pieces based on the feast of Pentecost, or the coming of the Holy Spirit. Others are about dreams and the spiritual dimension of a more secular world. We hope you enjoy our choices as much as we enjoy singing them!’

Schola Cantorum was founded in 1987 to preserve and perform the rich tradition of Mediaeval and Renaissance music, which includes plain chant, polyphony and madrigals.

Entry is by programme available at the door for $10, adults; children are free.

 

 

New Zealand Male Choir in concert with Taupo Choral Society

New Zealand Male Choir and Taupo Choral Society

12 May 2019
2.00pm
Great Lake Centre, 5 Story Pl, Taupo Taupo Joe Christensen

A NZ Male Choir concert with Joe Christensen as Music Director and Alex Wiltshire, accompanist. The Taupo Choral society join us as a guest choir. A combination of Waiata, sacred, popular, pieces by NZ composer, David Childs, Easter Hymn and more. The two choirs will combine for two pieces of music.

A Sound Came From Heaven

Camerata Chamber Choir

18 May 2019
7.30pm
St George's Church, Takapuna AUCKLAND Jenny Firth
tickets@camerata.co.nz
www.camerata.co.nz

A Sound Came From Heaven

How often do we hear the phrase ‘music made in heaven’?  This concert presents a selection of contrasting but always beautiful music, taking its title from the New Zealand composer, Douglas Mews’ atmospheric A Sound Came From Heav’n.  Conducted by Jenny Firth and accompanied by Janet Gibbs on piano and organ, we will travel from the 16th century until today and from Europe, Britain and the US to New Zealand, in a variety of original compositions and modern arrangements of well-loved music.  The concert will centre on Spain’s Tomas Luis de Victoria (e.g. Vere Languores and O magnum mysterium), but we will also canvas a variety of other pieces including the Scottish Skye Boat Song, the Welsh Ayr Hyd y nos (All Through the Night), English folk songs such as Tom he was a piper’s son, the Swedish Vem Kan SeglaAll my Trials from the USA and finishing with Andrew Carter’s Deep Peace.  We are also delighted that the concert will include the extra dimension of Spanish music from Barkin Sertkaya on guitar and Kevin Kim on recorder.

BMNZ: Beethoven & Perkins (world premiere)

Bach Musica NZ

26 May 2019
5pm
Auckland Town Hall Auckland Rita Paczian
Glenys Riggir
09 309 2224
admin@bachmusica.com
www.bachmusica.com

Witness the world premiere of the NZ composition The Birds and hear the stunning young winner of last year’s Wallace National Junior Piano Competition!

PROGRAM

Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No 2
Andrew Perkins - The Birds (World premiere)

PRESENTED BY Bach Musica NZ orchestra and chorus

Rita Paczian (conductor)
Ashani Waidyatillake (piano)
Jessica Wells (mezzo)
Dilys Fong (mezzo)
Harry Grigg (tenor)
Angus Simmons (baritone)
Andrew Perkins (narrator)

PRE-CONCERT TALK WITH THE COMPOSER

5pm - 5.20pm
Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall
Free entry with concert ticket
No registration needed

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

Autumn Concert

Rangiora Community Choir

26 May 2019
2pm
Rangiora Methodist Church, King St. Rangiora Ann Bartlett
Lee Leonard
03 312 1536
leevelia99@gmail.com

Our annual Autumn Concert with a variety of songs from the Choir and guests.

The Big Sing - East Coast

29 May 2019
10am
Waiapu Anglican Cathedral, Napier Napier Glenys Kempshall
0210671857
mikeandglen@xtra.co.nz
https://www.nzcf.org.nz/activities/for-singers/the-big-sing/

The Big Sing - Canterbury / West Coast

06 June 2019
Christchurch Town Hall Christchurch Rosemary Fisher
0274527200
tbscantab@gmail.com
https://www.nzcf.org.nz/activities/for-singers/the-big-sing/

The Big Sing - Wellington

11 June 2019
10.30am
Michael Fowler Centre Wellington Elizabeth Crayford
021523015
emcrayford@gmail.com
https://www.nzcf.org.nz/activities/for-singers/the-big-sing/

The Big Sing - Otago

12 June 2019
10am & 1pm
Dunedin Town Hall Dunedin Rosemary Tarbotton
0274444145
rosemary.tarbotton@otago.ac.nz
https://www.nzcf.org.nz/activities/for-singers/the-big-sing/

The Big Sing - Auckland

10 June 2019
Auckland Town Hall, Great Hall Auckland Shirley Harvey
0211107154
thebigsingauckland@gmail.com
https://www.nzcf.org.nz/activities/for-singers/the-big-sing/

The Big Sing - Manawatu / Whanganui

13 June 2019
10am
Palmerston North John Love
0273030569
johnlove132@hotmail.com
https://www.nzcf.org.nz/activities/for-singers/the-big-sing/

The Big Sing - Nelson/Marlborough

13 June 2019
1pm
NCMA, Nelson Nelson Sally Hallmark
ncc@seamagic.co.nz
https://www.nzcf.org.nz/activities/for-singers/the-big-sing/

The Big Sing - Taranaki

14 June 2019
6pm
TBC Taranaki Jenny Duggan
0275641715
Jenny.Duggan@powerco.co.nz
https://www.nzcf.org.nz/activities/for-singers/the-big-sing/

The Kids Sing - Taranaki 2019

14 June 2019
Spotswood College, New Plymouth New Plymouth Juliet Woller
jwoller@npghs.school.nz
https://www.nzcf.org.nz/activities/for-singers/the-kids-sing/?spage=1

BMNZ: The Sensual Strains of Rhythm and Rhyme with William Green

Bach Musica NZ presents William Green

16 June 2019
5pm
Somervell Presbyterian Church Auckland n/a
Glenys Riggir
09 309 2224
admin@bachmusica.com
www.bachmusica.com

Bach Musica NZ presents The Sensual Strains of Rhythm and Rhyme with William Green

Pianist and composer William Eric Green will be hosting this fundraising concert for BACH MUSICA NZ. He will present enchanting piano music and whimsical verse on musical topics.

Music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Frédéric Chopin, Gabriel Fauré, Strauss, Johann, George Jacob Gershwin, Erich Wolfgang Korngold and William Eric Green.

Piano, narration and poems by William Green.

TICKETS

PRE-BOOK
$30 adults
$15 students

DOOR (no Eftpos)
$35 adults
$20 students

PAYMENT
cash at the door
Deposit - 12 3011 0809319 00
Paypal - paypal@bachmusica.com
reference: 16 June 2019 + name

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

The Big Sing - Southland

18 June 2019
concert at 7.30pm
First Church, Tay Street Invercargill Alan Menzies
0273052700
bigsingsouthland@gmail.com
https://www.nzcf.org.nz/activities/for-singers/the-big-sing/

The Big Sing - Waikato / Bay of Plenty

20 June 2019
10am
Holy Trinity Church, Tauranga Tauranga Elizabeth Murray
0211573904
elizlance@xtra.co.nz
https://www.nzcf.org.nz/activities/for-singers/the-big-sing/

Songs Men Sing - Festival of Male Voices

Taranaki Male Choir

10 August 2019
7.30pm
Theatre Royal, New Plymouth New Plymouth Peter Jackson
Terry Stowers / Tim Steedman
021 418 194
taranakimalechoir@outlook.com

The men of the Taranaki Male Choir will be joined by the Whanganui Male Choir and Male Voices Waikato in an exciting celebration of their special Choral sound.

The Kids Sing - Auckland 2019

13 August 2019
Auckland Town Hall, Great Hall Auckland Rhondda Garland
rhonpete@xtra.co.nz
https://www.nzcf.org.nz/activities/for-singers/the-kids-sing/?spage=1

The Kids Sing - East Coast 2019

14 August 2019
TBC
TBC Hastings Ngaire Shand
06 8769388 / 029 8769388
nshand@xtra.co.nz
https://www.nzcf.org.nz/activities/for-singers/the-kids-sing/?spage=1

BMNZ workshop series 2019: Singing Workshop

Bach Musica NZ

17 August 2019
12:30pm
Somervell Presbyterian Church Auckland Rita Paczian
Glenys Riggir
09 309 2224
admin@bachmusica.com
http://www.bachmusica.com/workshops.html

Our popular workshop series is back with international conductor and vocal specialist Rita Paczian. Each of the three day-long modules is designed to provide you with an in-depth and fun experience and to improve your knowledge, whatever your musical abilities. Study material to take home for further learning is included. These workshops are designed for musicians, singers, teachers or students, and are suitable for all levels and ages.

SINGING WORKSHOP

Learn and brush up essential singing techniques and improve your sound, both as a chorister and as a soloist. Enjoy blending your sound with your neighbour and the whole choir. Improve your sight-reading, have fun and learn the beautiful Fauré Requiem from scratch or revisit it again. The music is sublime and this workshop offers you an exciting opportunity to sing alongside members of the highly acclaimed chorus of Bach Musica NZ.

DOWNLOAD INFORMATION BROCHURE HERE

REGISTER HERE

$50Adults
$30 Observers (hand-outs included)
$30 Children under 18 & students

DISCOUNT - LEARN MORE, PAY LESS:
Register for two workshops and get $10 off the total.
Register for all three workshops and get $15 off the total.

OTHER TWO WORKSHOPS

27 Apr - BMNZ workshop series 2019: Conducting Workshop
31 Aug - BMNZ workshop series 2019: Sight-Reading Workshop

SEE ALL THREE WORKSHOPS HERE

BMNZ workshop series 2019: Sight-Reading Workshop

Bach Musica NZ

31 August 2019
12:30pm
Somervell Presbyterian Church Auckland Rita Paczian
Glenys Riggir
09 309 2224
admin@bachmusica.com
http://www.bachmusica.com/workshops.html

Our popular workshop series is back with international conductor and vocal specialist Rita Paczian. Each of the three day-long modules is designed to provide you with an in-depth and fun experience and to improve your knowledge, whatever your musical abilities. Study material to take home for further learning is included. These workshops are designed for musicians, singers, teachers or students, and are suitable for all levels and ages.

SIGHT-READING WORKSHOP

Whether you are a member of a choir, a singer or instrumentalist preparing for the sight-reading tests in grade exams or you simply enjoy singing with friends, the ability to sight-read with confidence and accuracy is a most important musical skill. Our workshop offers a progressive series of enjoyable and stimulating stages which will rapidly improve your reading ability. Musicians of all levels and ages welcome!

DOWNLOAD INFORMATION BROCHURE HERE

REGISTER HERE

$90 Active Participants
$50 Observers (hand-outs included)

DISCOUNT - LEARN MORE, PAY LESS:
Register for two workshops and get $10 off the total.
Register for all three workshops and get $15 off the total.

OTHER TWO WORKSHOPS

27 Apr - BMNZ workshop series 2019: Conducting Workshop
17 Aug -
BMNZ workshop series 2019: Singing Workshop

SEE ALL THREE WORKSHOPS HERE

BMNZ: Mendelssohn & Hummel

Bach Musica NZ

29 September 2019
5pm
Auckland Town Hall Auckland Rita Paczian
Glenys Riggir
09 309 2224
admin@bachmusica.com
www.bachmusica.com

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

The Kids Sing - Waikato / Bay of Plenty

24 October 2019
Southwell School, Hamilton Hamilton Jayne Tankersley
jaynetankersley@gmail.com
https://www.nzcf.org.nz/activities/for-singers/the-kids-sing/?spage=1

The Kids Sing - Wellington 2019

13 November 2019
TBC
St Mark's School, Wellington Wellington Anya Nazaruk
anya.nazaruk@st-marks.school.nz
https://www.nzcf.org.nz/activities/for-singers/the-kids-sing/?spage=1

BMNZ: Vivaldi, Bach & Dvořák

Bach Musica NZ

01 December 2019
5pm
Auckland Town Hall Auckland Rita Paczian
Glenys Riggir
09 309 2224
admin@bachmusica.com
www.bachmusica.com

Baroque Treasures & Romantic Fanfare

All three 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

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

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