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Singalong Messiah

Festival Singers of Wellington

02 December 2018
7.00 pm
Wesley Methodist Church - 75 Taranaki Street Wellington Jonathan Berkahn
Philip Garside - Secretary
04 475 8855
books@pgpl.co.nz
https://festivalsingers.wordpress.com/

Festival Singers (director Jonathan Berkahn)
Northern Chorale (director Monika Smith),
Tawa Orchestra (conductor Thomas Nikora)

Invite you to a Singalong concert of

Handel’s

MESSIAH

With soloists:

Shayna Tweed – Soprano

Linden Loader – Alto

Declan Cudd – Tenor

William King – Bass

7 pm Sunday 2 December 2018

Wesley Methodist Church,
75 Taranaki Street, Wellington

$20
(Primary School age children free entry)

Tickets from Choir & Orchestra members.

Limited Door sales
(Cash only. No EFTPOS)

Singers: Please bring your own score.

Note that parking at the church is very limited,
so people should plan to park elsewhere or catch public transport.

See our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2069712056381325/

Website: https://festivalsingers.wordpress.com/

Handel's Messiah

Christchurch City Choir

08 December 2018
7:30pm
Charles Luney Auditorium Christchurch Dr John Linker
Jody Keehan
027-6943640
info@citychoir.co.nz
www.citychoir.co.nz

The Christchurch City Choir accompanied by the CSO, Martin Setchell on organ, Grant Bartley on harpsichord with soloists:
Madison Nonoa - Soprano
Anna Pierard - Soprano
Simon O'Neill - Tenor
Joel Amosa - Bass

'And Byrds do Sing' - a concert that celebrates the joys of spring

Schola Cantorum

16 November 2018
7pm
St Mary's Anglican Church, 24 Church Street TIMARU Felicity O'Brien
M Lovell-Smith
(03) 3519946
Scholacan@gmail.com
scholacantorum.org.nz

And Byrds do Sing  features madrigals from the 16th century and takes its name from the English composer William Byrd. Interspersed among the madrigals will be some more serious pieces from  Byrd’s four-part mass. ‘The pieces are short and approachable, and are the sorts of pieces that were widely sung by small groups in their homes as entertainment’, says the choir’s musical director Felicity O’Brien.

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.

While most of the music in this performance dates from the sixteenth century, several more recent compositions are also included. Entry is by programme for sale at the door.

'And Byrds do Sing' - a concert that celebrates the joys of spring

Schola Cantorum

17 November 2018
1.30pm
St Patrick's Basilica, 1 Timaru Road WAIMATE Felicity O'Brien
M Lovell-Smith
(03) 3519946
Scholacan@gmail.com
scholacantorum.org.nz

'And Byrds do Sing' features madrigals from the 16th century and takes its name from the English composer William Byrd. Interspersed among the madrigals will be some more serious pieces from Byrd’s four-part mass. ‘The pieces are short and approachable, and are the sorts of pieces that were widely sung by small groups in their homes as entertainment’, says the choir’s musical director Felicity O’Brien.

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.

While most of the music in this performance dates from the sixteenth century, several more recent compositions are also included. Entry is by programme for sale at the door.

The Jubilate Singers' Singalong Messiah

Jubilate Singers

18 November 2018
2.00pm
Christchurch Transitional Cathedral CHRISTCHURCH Guest Conductor: Grant Bartley
Vivien Hicks
027 842 8236
vivienhicks@gmail.com
www.jubilate.org.nz

Have you ever wanted to burst into song at a Handel’s Messiah concert?  Here’s your big chance! Join in with the Jubilate Singers to sing all your favourite choruses and enjoy our line-up of popular soloists. (limited scores are available so bring your own scores, or download choruses from www.jubilate.org.nz)

A Fundraising concert for the Restoration of the Christ Church Cathedral.

Guest Music Director: Grant Bartley

With: David Burchell, Dunedin City Organist

Soloists: Susan Densem – Soprano

Margot Button – Alto

Frank Carter – Tenor

Robert Tucker – Bass

Riley Payne & Nina Noble - Trumpets

Sam Gibbs - Percussion

Ticketing details:

Advance bookings: phone Vivien Hicks 0278428236: email vivienhicks@gmail.com to order tickets.  Tickets $25/$20 (unwaged). Primary children free.  Door sales (cash only).  Cash donations preferred.

End of year concert

Dunedin RSA Choir

19 November 2018
7:30 pm
Dunedin Town Hall Dunedin Karen Knudson
John McDermott
022 313 0807
johnmargmcd@gmail.com
www.dunedinrsachoir.co.nz

The Dunedin RSA Choir presents their end of year concert in November 2018.

Guests include the Logan Park Jazz Band, Rhiannon Cooper, Ralph Miller and Grace Togneri.

Bookings at Ticketmaster, Regent Theatre, and Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Beethoven 9

VOICES NZ

23 November 2018
6.30pm
Michael Fowler Centre Wellington Edo de Waart
http://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/event/2400537BD8132F31?bba=1

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.

Beethoven 9

VOICES NZ

24 November 2018
7.30pm
Auckland Town Hall, Great Hall Auckland Edo de Waart
http://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/event/2400537AD66715E3?bba=1

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.

Summer Christmas

Camerata Chamber Choir

24 November 2018
7.30pm
St George's Church, Takapuna AUCKLAND Penny Watson
tickets@camerata.co.nz
www.camerata.co.nz

SUMMER CHRISTMAS

You asked for it!  Camerata’s Christmas concert features music selected from requests by the choir and our audience.  We are privileged to have as guest conductor the delightful Dr Penny Watson, who will preside over an eclectic collection of Christmas music, some well-known and some less so, accompanied by the wonderful Janet Gibbs.  Ranging from New Zealand to the UK to France and the Ukraine, the concert features a range of styles as well as some traditional carols, providing a programme of variety and fun. It includes the sparkly Bob Chilcott arrangement of the Twelve Days of Christmas, the beautiful Hymne à la Vierge by Pierre Villette, Carol of the BellsText Me Merry ChristmasNo well (a humorous take on We Three Kings) and Calypso Lullaby. In support of our local context, we will sing Po Marie as well as Summer Christmas, the premier performance of a work composed by our own Wayne Senior (no snow, but the glow of a golden sun).  There will be a second guest conductor in amongst it all – the eminent scholar and talented choral director Professor Frank Worrell from UC Berkeley, California. This will be an entertaining experience both for the choir and for the audience, introducing the Christmas season with verve, interest and choral beauty.

Tickets available at the door ($25 / students $10 / children under 13 years free) or presale tickets ($20) available from choir members or email tickets@camerata.co.nz.

 

RISINGHOLME SINGERS' CHRISTMAS CONCERT

RISINGHOLME SINGERS

24 November 2018
8pm
Heaton Normal Intermediate School Performing Arts Centre, 125-133 Heaton Street, Merivale CHRISTCHURCH Caroline Attard
Jill Willmott
03 388 3235
risingholmesingers@gmail.com

Risingholme Singers will present "And So It Goes". 

Accompanist: William Grubb, Guest Conductor/Violinist: Henry Nicholson, Guest Soloist: Kiel McEntee, Lutenist.

Christmas Concert

Auckland Youth Choir Chamber Singers and North Shore Chorale

30 November 2018
7:30 pm
St Peters Church Takapuna Auckland Lachlan Craig

Animal Antics

Hastings Choral

02 December 2018
4.00 pm
St Matthew's Church Hastings Joseph Christensen
Frances Tod
0211554181
frantod47@gmail.com

Animal Antics

This concert features the

World Premiere

of

A Kiwi Bestiary

by David Hamilton

We are joined by students from Iona College and Hereworth School

Oriana Singers present the music of David Hamilton

Oriana Singers

02 December 2018
2.30pm
St Peters in the City Church, cnr Cameron Rd/Spring St, Tauranga Tauranga David Hamilton
Denise Green
0272945316
janddgreen@xtra.co.nz
www.orianasingers.nz

Oriana Singers is delighted and honoured to perform with David Hamilton, acclaimed New Zealand composer, choral conductor & music educator as it performs a selection of his work, including the world première of one of his newest pieces, ‘Carol of the Pohutukawa’.

While concentrating on composing, David maintains part-time involvement in music education as a composition tutor and choral conductor, working mainly with schools and community choirs. His music is accessible and written to be within the scope of choirs of mixed abilities.

David was Head of Music at Epsom Girls Grammar School, where he conducted the award-winning girls’ choir Opus until the end of 2001.  He was Deputy Music Director of Auckland Choral (1996-2011) and has been Composer-in-Residence with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (1999) and at both Sing Aotearoa (2013) and the NZ Singing School (2015).

His choral music is widely performed, and is published in the UK, USA, Germany and Finland. Works have been commissioned by choirs in Japan, England, USA, Finland, Ireland and Australia. He has won composer competitions in Italy, the USA, New Zealand and the UK.

As part of his commitment to this Oriana Singers concert, David has conducted a choir workshop to help us familiarise ourselves with his work, and has also taken time to judge original compositions by talented young local composers—students from Tauranga and around the Bay of Plenty.  The three best compositions will be played by the composers during the concert, and we hope you enjoy their efforts.

An Arctic Christmas

Viva Voce with The Idea of North

14 December 2018
7.30pm
Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall Auckland John Rosser
Rowena Janes Post
0800 VIVA VOCE (0800 8482 8623)
info@vivavoce.org.nz
www.vivavoce.org.nz

Yes, Christmas in NZ is warm, and it wasn’t/isn’t even particularly cold in Bethlehem. But there’s no escaping the fact that most of the Christmas music we know and love comes from the wintry north. This year we embrace that tradition and sing you a collection of those favourite carols and seasonal songs that are covered in ice and snow and wrapped in tinsel, holly and mistletoe. What’s more, after our sell-out ‘VV Jazz’ collaboration in 2016, hugely entertaining Aussie ensemble The Idea of North returns to share the festivities with us, this time in the main Town Hall. Chillingly unmissable!

The Magic of Christmas

Christchurch City Chorus

15 December 2018
2pm
Harmony Church, 220 Antigua Street, Christchurch Central Christchurch Virginia Humphrey-Taylor
Jeannette McGrath
021 976 572
jpmcgrath@xtra.co.nz
http://www.ccchorus.co.nz/upcoming-events

Christmas is one of the most eagerly awaited events of the year. This year we will bring you “The Magic of Christmas”. A celebration of magical wonder & timeless tradition, featuring 11th time Sweet Adelines national champions Christchurch City Chorus and friends.

15 December 2018 2.00pm matinee and 7.00pm evening show
Tickets $25 Adults - $20 Seniors - $10 School Children
Harmony Church Auditorium, 220 Antigua Street, Christchurch Central

BOOK your tickets NOW from www.ccchorus.co.nz (Credit Card facility available)
Or contact Jeannette McGrath jpmcgrath@xtra.co.nz ph 021976572

Thank you for your support.
Christchurch City Chorus

Handel, Messiah - 100 Hallelujahs

Auckland Choral

16 December 2018
16/12/2018 - 5.00pm, 17/12/2018 - 7.30pm
Auckland Town Hall Auckland Uwe Grodd
Carey McDonald
027 403 1222
admin@aucklandchoral.com
aucklandchoral.com

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

1st NZ Choral Academy

VOICES NZ, NZ Secondary Students' Choir, NZ Youth Choir

25 January 2019
Auckland Diocesan School Auckland Dr Karen Grylls, David Squire and more
Emma Billings
+64 (0)4 499 0692
emma@choirsnz.co.nz
www.choirsnz.co.nz

Sing and train alongside all three National Choirs!

For the first time choristers will have the chance to join a national academy of choral singing. Organised by Choirs Aotearoa New Zealand, all three national choirs (NZ Secondary Students’ Choir, NZ Youth Choir, Voices NZ) will be in residence and keen singers from around the country can book their place to experience these choirs in action, sit-in and sing with the choirs, and have access to their professional artistic staff for workshops in musicianship, vocal and conducting techniques. 

Register for one of these three groups:
- Group S: age 13-17, mirroring NZSSC
- Group Y: age 18-25, mirroring NZYC
- Group V: Adults (age 25+) with a good choral skill level, and a keen desire to advance their vocal and language skills.

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.

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