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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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Details to follow shortly

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

Antarctic Spirit

Christchurch City Choir

29 June 2019
7:30pm
Christchurch Town Hall Christchurch Dr John Linker
Jody Keehan
027-6943640
info@citychoir.co.nz
www.citychoir.co.nz

Antarctic Spirit embodies the many facets of our interest in Antarctica. New Zealand has had a long love affair with the ice continent. It has inspired us to be pioneers, explorers, researchers and artist.

Organ, Brass and Voices unite in a fanfare of music to commemorate the diamond jubilee of the signing of the International Antarctic Treaty and 100 years since the birth of Sir Edmund Hillary, one of the signatories of the treaty.

The Christchurch City Choir , led by Dr John Linker, and Southern Cross Brass, directed by Howard Taylor present a programme of music and imagery by predominantly New Zealand composers and artists many of who, like our MC Patrick Shepherd, have a connection to Antarctica.

Soprano, Helen Charlton and the Cathedral Choristers will join Christchurch City Choir for “Lullabies” by Anthony Ritchie. Southern Cross Brass will play music by Dean Goffin and Findall Hill and join the choir for newly commissioned music by Dwayne Bloomfield.

If you have a love for the ice continent, you will want to be at Antarctic Spirit. Thank you to The Antarctic Office for all their support!

Autumn leaves

Kowhai Singers

26 May 2019
4.00pm
Warkworth Town Hall Warkworth Amy Cottingham

Kowhai Singers’ next concert, their first under the baton of Amy Cottingham, will feature exciting young violinist, Marika Balzat. She will accompany the choir in some of the songs in their late May concert ‘Autumn Leaves’ and with Amy at the piano will play two interludes during the programme including some Argentinian tango compositions by Astor Piazzolla.

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-Postponed

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.

Variety Concert of Pop Classic Hits & Traditional Music

City of Auckland Singers & Auckland Girls' Choir

26 May 2019
2.00pm
St Heliers Presbyterian Church, 100 St Heliers Bay Rd, St Heliers Bay Auckland Sue Murray & Leonie Lawson
Raewyn Dakers
021 038 2785
ldrjd2@gmail.com
www.cityofaucklandsingers.net.nz

Endeavour 250

Rotorua District Choir and The Oriana Singers

25 May 2019
2pm
Sat 25th, St Peter's in the City Tauranga. Sun 26th, Western Heights High School Old Quarry Rd Rotorua Tauranga and Rotorua Elizabeth Pilaar, Jess Bradley and Katrina Daniels
Wendy Pembleton
rotorua.district.choir@gmail.com

With May being New Zealand Music Month, and this year being the 250 anniversary of Captain Cook's arrival in New Zealand, Rotorua District Choir are pulling out all the stops for their upcoming concerts on 25th and 26th May.

They are joining forces with the Oriana Singers of Tauranga to perform Endeavour 250; a musical journey representing the voyage that Captain Cook made to these shores aboard The Endeavour.
Starting with English part-songs from the era, moving through sea shanties, and finishing with a collection of waiata to represent the arrival in New Zealand, these concerts are sure to have a bit of something for everyone. The choirs are also honoured to be performing the premiere of Our Cities Face The Sea, a pioneering song written specifically for these concerts by New Zealand composer, David Hamilton. A number of Hamilton's pieces feature in the accompanying repertoire, tying in modern day New Zealand composition with traditional waiata.
Endeavour 250 will be co-conducted by Elizabeth Pilaar and Jess Bradley, of Rotorua District Choir, and Katrina Daniela, of the Oriana Singers. The choirs are excited to welcome opera singer, Timua Brennan, as their guest soloist.
Endeavour 250 is being performed Saturday 25th May at 2pm in St Peter's In The City, Tauranga, and Sunday 26th May at 2pm at Western Heights High School, Rotorua. Tickets are $15 for adults, children attend for free.

Schubert and the Animals

The Linden Singers of Hawkes Bay (Inc.)

26 May 2019
2.30 pm
St. Matthew's Church, King Street South, Hastings Hastings Basil Brooker
Basil Brooker
06 8778344
linden@waspnet.co.nz

 

The next Linden Singers concert called Schubert and the Animal Kingdom could have easily been sub-titled: From the sublime to the ridiculous.  

Highlights from the programme include a cheerful Benedictus composed by Mozart when he was only twelve and Schubert’s Mass in G accompanied by a string ensemble and organ with soloists Kerry Tattersall (soprano), Frank Carter (Tenor) and Richard Harris (Bass).

A lighter second half features the Animal Kingdom and includes The Flea and Sweet Honey Sucking Bees representing insects.  The group representing animals includes two Flanders and Swann songs and Old MacDonald had a farm and the programme concludes with a bracket of songs about birds featuring the lovely Irish Folk tune The Lark in the Clear Air and Stanford’s the Blue Bird.

The choir is directed by their founding conductor Basil Brooker

Tickets: Adults $25, Seniors $20 and Children $5 are available at the door and the concert is followed by a complimentary afternoon tea.

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 - 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 - Manawatu / Whanganui

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

Breaking News -   26 choirs from 12 secondary schools are taking part in the Manawatu-Whanganui ‘The Big Sing’ Festival on Thursday 13 June at the Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North.  Recital sessions during the day start at 10am and the Gala Concert at 7pm.   Choirs come from Manawatu (13) Wanganui (3) Wairarapa (5) Rangitikei (4) Horowhenua (1).   The adjudicator is Robert Wiremu of Auckland.     This promises to be a great singing festival.

Admission Recital Sessions – Morning/Afternoon   Adults $5 per session, Gala Concert $20. Credit card and ticketing costs additional.    Tickets from TicketDirect outlets or from Regent on Broadway Ticket Office.

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/

Concert "Life & Love"

Mid Canterbury Choir

22 June 2019
2pm
Sinclair Centre, Park Street, Ashburton Ashburton Jocelyn Jones
Carol Gunn
0272872468
thegunnclan@xtra.co.nz
www.mcc.ashburtononline.co.nz

Two community choir groups are joining to present a concert about Life & Love.  The Mid Canterbury Choir Mid Canterbury Choir, directed by Jocelyn Jones and accompanied by Deborah Sloper will sing some well-known songs, including Can You Feel the Love Tonight, Somewhere out There and Life is Better when you Sing.

The Selwyn Community Choirs lead and accompanied by mother and son duo Caelan Thomas and Lynley Thomas is made up of an adult choir, the Selwyn Youth Choir and the  Treble Rebels (a development group, taken from the Youth Choir).  Their songs include Fixer Upper from Frozen, Hard Knock Life from Annie.

The choirs will combine to present Te Aroha (Love), Somebody to Love and Circle of Life.

Swingers- Hot choral jazz from cool classical dudes

Jubilate Singers

22 June 2019
3.30pm and 7.30pm
A Rolling Stone - Restaurant and Bar, 579 Colombo St. CHRISTCHURCH Philip Norman
Vivien Hicks
0278428236
vivienhicks@gmail.com
www.jubilate.org.nz

With Mike Kime acoustic bass, Ted Meager brushes, and folk guitarist Tony Hale

in a finger clicking good tapas of Swingle Singing from the 60s, funkadelic folk from the 70s and, like totally tubular a cappella from the 80s.

See you there: ‘A Rolling Stone’ (restaurant and bar) 579 Colombo St.

Tickets/door sales $10.00.  Make up a table, purchase food and drinks, and enjoy our cool music.

Advance bookings: phone Vivien Hicks 0278428236: email vivienhicks@gmail.com

Men of Song, and Friends

Taranaki Male Choir

23 June 2019
2.00 pm
St Andrew's Church, New Plymouth New Plymouth Leon Paix
Terry Stowers
021 418 194
taranakimalechoir@outlook.com

The Taranaki Male Choir will present their first concert for 2019, with guests from the Performing Arts Collective providing a variety of acts as Guests.

From Bach to Boogie

South Brighton Voices

23 June 2019
2pm
St Martins Presbyterian Church, 43 St Martins Road South New Brighton Diane Coad
Helen Buxton
33885456
helenevz@xtra.co.nz

Guest chamber quartet i Ragazzi

Concert "Life & Love"

Mid Canterbury Choir

29 June 2019
2.30pm
“The Piano” 156 Armagh St, Christchurch Christchurch Jocelyn Jones
Carol Gunn
0272872468
thegunnclan@xtra.co.nz
www.mcc.ashburtononline.co.nz

Two community choir groups are joining to present a concert about Life & Love.  The Mid Canterbury Choir Mid Canterbury Choir, directed by Jocelyn Jones and accompanied by Deborah Sloper will sing some well-known songs, including Can You Feel the Love Tonight, Somewhere out There and Life is Better when you Sing.

The Selwyn Community Choirs lead and accompanied by mother and son duo Caelan Thomas and Lynley Thomas is made up of an adult choir, the Selwyn Youth Choir and the  Treble Rebels (a development group, taken from the Youth Choir).  Their songs include Fixer Upper from Frozen, Hard Knock Life from Annie.

The choirs will combine to present Te Aroha (Love), Somebody to Love and Circle of Life.

When We Were Young; Songs of Childhood

The Hamilton Civic Choir

07 July 2019
02:30pm
Cambridge Town Hall Hamilton Timothy Carpenter
Jo Arthur
secretary@hamiltoncivicchoir.org.nz
www.hamiltoncivicchoir.org.nz

Join Hamilton Civic Choir for their winter concert, When We Were Young; Songs of Childhood, which is guaranteed to make you nostalgic for your youth. You'll be tapping your foot to Rutter’s Sing a Song of Six Pence and The Owl and the Pussycat and having flashbacks to your childhood years with Pure Imagination.

“One of the wonderful things about children is how they see the world so fresh, new and magical” says Hamilton Civic Choir Music Director Timothy Carpenter. “Everything is amazing and exciting and needs to be explored. They see the world for its beauty, un-tarnished by minute troubles that 21st century society creates for us. Choral music can capture all the wonder and adventure of a child’s mind through sound. The arrangement of pieces we have chosen challenges the choir to find its inner-child voice and spirit - something everyone should do!”

The concert will feature music ranging from fun music of childhood such as Little Jack Horner by New Zealand composer Phillip Norman and Animal Crackers by Eric Whitacre, to thoughtful music such as Bestor’s Prayer of the Children reminding each of us, whether parent or child, what a special gift life is.

Hamilton Civic Choir is also thrilled to be joined by local children’s choir TronSongsters Children’s Choir bringing to the audience an exuberant programme including numbers such as When I Grow Up from Matilda the Musical and a jazzy interpretation of the famous nursery rhyme “Humpty Dumpty.” Established in 2018, The TronSongsters Children’s Choir gives 8-13-year olds from the Waikato region an inspiring place to develop their vocal, choral and musicianship skills every week under the guidance of experienced teachers.

Bring your family and enjoy a glimpse or two of magic from your childhood!

 

What: When We Were Young: Songs of Childhood

When: Sunday 7th July 2019, at 2:30pm

Where: Cambridge Town Hall, Victoria St, Cambridge 3434.

Tickets: Cash, Door Sales only: $25 Adults, $15 Concession, School Children Free

The Last Night of the Proms

Whangarei Choral Society with Northland Sinfonia and Whangarei District Brass

21 July 2019
2.00 PM
The Exhibition Hall, Forum North Whangarei Ginny Hall
Craig Blockley
021-2727623
whangareichoral@gmail.com
https://whangareichoralsociety.weebly.com/

Get in festive mode and join us to celebrate the best of British music, with choir, orchestra and brass band. Perhaps even a cannon or two!!

Jessica Cook

27 July 2019
14.00
Timaru Lucy Dillon
Jessica Cook
36862879
jessiemidcook@gmail.com

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
https://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=MENSING19

Taranaki Male Choir presents Songs Men Sing - A Festival of Male Choirs. We will be joined on stage by the New Zealand Male Choir, the Wanganui Male Choir and Male Voices Waikato in an exciting celebration of Male Voices. Special Guest Krissy Jackson.

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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