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Remembrance service

Taupo Choral Society

05 August 2020
7.30pm
Yet to be decided Taupo. New zealand. Merilyn Feickert
Jacqui Triscott
021 202 8102
jaist@slingshot.co.nz

This is a thanksgiving and remembrance service for our community coming through Covid 19. Remembering those who have died and their families. Paying tribute to the essential workers that helped us through this difficult time.

The Rose

Kowhai Singers

02 October 2020
7.30pm
Leigh Community Hall, 4 Cumberland Street, Leigh 0985 WARKWORTH Amy Cottingham
Marion McDermott-Jones
+64212176834
m_rjones@xtra.co.nz
http://kowhaisingers.org.nz

Kowhai Singers will perform 'The Rose' at two upcoming concerts under the Musical Direction of Amy Cottingham.

The concert features music selections from modern and sacred choral to light classical including choruses from Johann Strauss' Comic Operetta, 'Die Fledermaus'. 'The Rose' by Norwegian composer, Ola Gjeilo has a particularly haunting melody, adapted from the text of Christina Rossetti's 19th Century poem of the same name.

Other pieces are featured by Morten Lauridsen, Claude Debussy and Christopher Tye plus three beautiful works by female composers.

Amy will be conducting and will be assisted on piano by the acclaimed local pianist, Fiona Strathern.

All Spaced Out

Viva Voce

04 October 2020
4.00pm
St Matthew-in-the-City Auckland John Rosser
Sue Fletcher
0221200680
info@vivavoce.org.nz

PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE AND TIME

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.

The Rose

Kowhai Singers

04 October 2020
3.00pm
Warkworth Town Hall Cnr Neville St & Alnwick St WARKWORTH Amy Cottingham
Marion McDermott-Jones
+64212176834
m_rjones@xtra.co.nz
http://kowhaisingers.org.nz

Kowhai Singers will perform 'The Rose' at two upcoming concerts, under the Musical Direction of the hugely talented and experienced Amy Cottingham.

The concert features music selections from modern and sacred choral to light classical, including choruses from Johann Strauss' Comic Operetta, 'Die Fledermaus'. 'The Rose' by Norwegian composer, Ola Gjeilo has a particularly haunting melody, adapted from the text of Christina Rossetti's 19th Century poem of the same name.

Other pieces are featured by Morten Lauridsen, Claude Debussy and Christopher Tye, plus three beautiful works by female composers.

Amy will be conducting and will be assisted on the piano by the acclaimed local pianist, Fiona Strathern.

Don't Forget Your Roots - the great Kiwi songbook

The Vocal Collective

07 November 2020
3pm
St Margaret's College, Charles Luney Auditorium Christchurch Richard Marrett
Sue Bealing
02102 728919
info@thevocalcollective.co.nz
www.thevocalcollective.co.nz

A powerhouse of 90 voices, The Vocal Collective is a choir which sings pop and rock music. For these concerts, it has specialised further with a programme devoted to classic numbers which have helped define the sound of Aotearoa New Zealand popular music. From Blue Smoke (1949), through Nature (1969) to Kia Mau Ki Tō Ūkaipō (2019) you are sure to enjoy this showcase of fresh and engaging new arrangements.

Performing with Artistic Director, Richard Marrett, a live band and performances from singer-songwriter Amy Grace and The Vocal Network, the two shows will be a unique celebration of what it means to be a Kiwi. Expect to be reunited with The Feelers, the Finns, Fourmyula, Footrot Flats, Fat Freddy’s Drop, For Today and Forever Tuesday Morning. Expect to fall in love with the great Kiwi songbook all over again.

Don't Forget Your Roots - the great Kiwi songbook

The Vocal Collective

07 November 2020
7.30pm
St Margaret's College, Charles Luney Auditorium Christchurch Richard Marrett
Sue Bealing
02102 728919
info@thevocalcollective.co.nz
www.thevocalcollective.co.nz

A powerhouse of 90 voices, The Vocal Collective is a choir which sings pop and rock music. For these concerts, it has specialised further with a programme devoted to classic numbers which have helped define the sound of Aotearoa New Zealand popular music. From Blue Smoke (1949), through Nature (1969) to Kia Mau Ki Tō Ūkaipō (2019) you are sure to enjoy this showcase of fresh and engaging new arrangements.

Performing with Artistic Director, Richard Marrett, a live band and performances from singer-songwriter Amy Grace and The Vocal Network, the two shows will be a unique celebration of what it means to be a Kiwi. Expect to be reunited with The Feelers, the Finns, Fourmyula, Footrot Flats, Fat Freddy’s Drop, For Today and Forever Tuesday Morning. Expect to fall in love with the great Kiwi songbook all over again.

A Ceremony of Carols

Orpheus Choir Wellington

28 November 2020
6.30pm
Kapiti Performing Arts Centre Kapiti Brent Stewart
Nigel MacIntyre
021-245-0067
administrator@orpheuschoir.org.nz

Festive repertoire, centring on Britten's "A Ceremony of Carols" (additional repertoire tbc)

A Ceremony of Carols

The Orpheus Choir of Wellington

29 November 2020
3.00pm
St Mary of the Angels, Boulcott Street, Wellington Wellington Brent Stewart
Nigel MacIntyre
021-245-0067
administrator@orpheuschoir.org.nz
http://www.orpheuschoir.org.nz/

Festive repertoire, centring on Britten's "A Ceremony of Carols" (additional repertoire tbc)

Handel - Messiah

Auckland Choral

13 December 2020
5.00pm / 7.30pm
Auckland Town Hall Auckland Uwe Grodd
Carey McDonald
0273184559
admin@aucklandchoral.com
www.aucklandchoral.com

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

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