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Onwards! - Wellington Youth Choir's 30th Anniversary

Wellington Youth Choir

28 September 2019
7pm
St Paul's Presbyterian Church 89 Tennyson Street, Napier South Napier Mark Stamper & Gabriel Khor
wellingtonyouthchoir@gmail.com
https://wellingtonyouthchoir.wordpress.com

This year, we are excited to be touring to the beautiful Hawkes' Bay region! Wellington Youth Choir is proud to present our 30th Anniversary concert series - Onwards.

Under the direction of director Mark Stamper, this series includes a wide variety of pieces and genres, celebrating our hope for the past, present and future with pieces that capture the youthful and diverse singers that makes Wellington Youth Choir unique.

Wellington Youth Choir is a self-run, mixed group of singers between the ages of 18-27. It is made up of around 40 university students and young professionals living in the Wellington region. The choir provides a bridge between school and community choirs for young singers, many of whom are current or former members of the New Zealand Youth Choir and New Zealand Secondary Students' Choir.

Come along and join us for an evening of vibrant, high-quality singing from the Wellington Youth Choir!

Tickets are available at the door (cash-only) or online via Eventfinda - $5 unwaged, $10 waged.

Onwards! - Wellington Youth Choir's 30th Anniversary

The Wellington Youth Choir

12 October 2019
19:30
Wellington Central Baptist, 46-48 Boulcott Street, Wellington. Wellington Mark Stamper & Gabriel Khor
Wellingtonyouthchoir@gmail.com
https://wellingtonyouthchoir.wordpress.com

Wellington Youth Choir is proud to present our 30th Anniversary concert series - Onwards.

Under the direction of director Mark Stamper, this series includes a wide variety of pieces and genres, celebrating our hope for the past, present and future with pieces that capture the youthful and diverse singers that makes Wellington Youth Choir unique.

Wellington Youth Choir is a self-run, mixed group of singers between the ages of 18-27. It is made up of around 40 university students and young professionals living in the Wellington region. The choir provides a bridge between school and community choirs for young singers, many of whom are current or former members of the New Zealand Youth Choir and New Zealand Secondary Students' Choir.

Come along and join us for an evening of vibrant, high-quality singing from the Wellington Youth Choir!

Tickets are available at the door (cash-only) or online via Eventfinda - $10 unwaged, $15 waged.

Tickets can be purchased from the link below:

https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/onwards-wellington-youth-choirs-30th-anniversary/wellington?fbclid=IwAR1XeLO3AkEfIb35lIqKlLwKYSizyaZHy1VMokHI5uxwP-y6Oq6juCg5Bz4

Sing the Creation - Hamilton

Massed Choirs from Waikato and the Bay of Plenty

22 September 2019
14:00
St Paul’s Collegiate School Chapel, 77 Hukanui Rd, Chartwell, Hamilton Hamilton David Squire
Jayne Tankersley
273616655
nzcf.waikato.bop@gmail.com

Choirs from all over Waikato and the Bay of Plenty are coming together with the Bay of Plenty Symphonia, under the baton of David Squire to perform Haydn's Creation.  Four performances, in four centres, over two weekends, will bring everyone together for a memorable occasion!

Sing the Creation - Thames

Massed Choirs from Waikato and the Bay of Plenty

21 September 2019
17:00
Thames War Memorial Civic Centre, 200 Mary St, Thames Thames David Squire
Jayne Tankersley
273616655
nzcf.waikato.bop@gmail.com

Choirs from all over Waikato and the Bay of Plenty are coming together with the Bay of Plenty Symphonia, under the baton of David Squire to perform Haydn's Creation.  Four performances, in four centres, over two weekends, will bring everyone together for a memorable occasion!

Glory – Glory – Glory!

Festival Singers of Wellington

21 September 2019
7:00pm
Island Bay Presbyterian Church Wellington Ingrid Schoenfeld
Philip Garside
44758855
books@pgpl.co.nz
https://festivalsingers.wordpress.com/

Glory – Glory – Glory!

7:00 pm Saturday 21 September 2019
at Island Bay Presbyterian Church

This concert will feature the premiere of an exciting new

Gloria

composed by our accompanist — Jonathan Berkahn.

It will also include the popular Vivaldi Gloria and Rutter Gloria

Soloists:

Janey MacKenzie — soprano

Eleanor McGechie — alto

Genevieve Davidson — saxophone

$20

(Secondary & Primary School pupils free)

Tickets from Choir members ~ Limited Door sales
(Cash only - NO EFTPOS)

Karanga

The Graduate Choir New Zealand

22 September 2019
2:30 pm
Mount Albert Grammar School Hall Auckland Terence Maskell
https://www.graduatechoirnz.org/performances

KARANGA is a call, a welcome call to all – to share in a celebration of some significant New Zealand music, interspersed with folk-songs from around the world. We welcome a new audience at Mount Albert Grammar School, whose well-known Jazz Band and the newly-formed Boys’ Choir will also be participating in the concert.  The title of the concert takes its name from the opening work – Karanga – written by David Hamilton for The Graduate Choir NZ in 2005; it received huge acclaim from British audiences when the choir toured to the UK the same year.

Now Karanga gets a second and fresh airing, as we look forward to the call to welcome delegates and choirs to the World Choral Symposium in Auckland, July 2020.  The Graduate Choir NZ has been selected as one of the few choirs to present a solo recital at this event in the Surround Sound arena – and KARANGA will give a foretaste of some of this wonderful NZ music – represented by composers such as Chris Artley, Douglas Mews, Katherine Dienes, Christopher Marshall – along with music by Schumann, Patriquin, Whitacre and others.  This is the first time that the choir has given a public recital in the resonant acoustic of the Mount Albert Grammar School Hall and we look forward to sharing with you a feast of wonderful music there.

Brahms A German Requiem London Version (in English)

David Morahan

20 September 2019
8.00
St Barnabas Mana Porirua / Wellington Eric Sidoti
David Morahan
021 558 121
morahans@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Choir/Voices-in-the-Wind-1108850209275159/

Voices in the Wind, Wellingtons newest auditioned choir is presenting Brahams "A German Requim" - London Version (in English).

Come join us for a performance of one of Brahams' most well-regarded and oft-performed works - with Baritone and Soprano soloists alongisde a full chamber choir and four-hand piano accompanist.

This work was first translated into English and performed in London in 1871. We will be honouring this history and presenting it in the same way - using the original English translation & with four-hand piano (2 pianists on one piano!). Don't miss this fabulous local musical event.

Two concerts:
Friday 20th Sept 8pm at St Barnabus, Mana Esplanade
Sunday 22nd Sept 7pm at St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington

Cash door sales -
$20 Adults
$15 Seniors/Students
Children free

NZ Male Choir Gala Concert - celebrating 20 years

le Voice Choir, Soprano Allison Cormack& Douglas Couchman, cornet

28 September 2019
7.30pm
Nelson College for Girls Nelson Joseph Christensen
Taffy Davies
021 222 7440 or 033195767
taff-springbank@xtra.co.nz
www.nzmalechoir.co.nz

The NZ Male Choir is celebrating 20 years of the NZ Male Choir on the weekend of September 27 - 29 September in Nelson. The choir formed in 1999 in Nelson and so it is fitting to return to Nelson for this celebration. Past and present choristers will be gathering for the weekend.. The Gala Concert is on the Saturday night and a church service on the Sunday morning at the Cathedral. Friday evening is a celebration dinner.

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

Resoundingly Rutter

Tauranga Civic Choir

29 September 2019
2:30pm
Otumoetai Baptist Church, Otumoetai Road, Tauranga Tauranga Nigel Williams
Lesley Brighting
tgacivicchoir@gmail.com
www.taurangacivicchoir.org.nz

Celebrating the music of John Rutter - Magnificat, and other pieces

Let us Entertain You

Mid Canterbury Choir

06 October 2019
2pm
Sinclair Centre, Park Street, Ashburton Ashburton Jocelyn Jones
Carol Gunn
0272872468
thegunnclan@xtra.co.nz

 

Join us for songs from the shows – My Fair Lady, Les Miserables, Abba, Oklahoma, The Music Man and more

 

 

 

Bernstein, Britten & Brahms

Auckland Youth Choir

12 October 2019
7:30pm
St Matthews-in-the-City Auckland Lachlan Craig
Rosemary Chapman
aucklandyouthchoir@gmail.com
www.ayc.org.nz/tickets

Join us for an evening celebrating and exploring the works of Leonard Bernstein, Benjamin Britten & Johannes Brahms.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the AYC website.

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

Next Offramp at Futuna Chapel

Next Offramp

10 November 2019
2pm
Futuna Chapel, Karori, Wellington Wellington Musical Director Wendy Moore
NORtickets@outlook.co.nz

NEXT OFFRAMP at FUTUNA CHAPEL

Our 10-year anniversary celebration concert "An Intimate Reflection" at Pah Homestead in Auckland has sold out !

We're now looking forward to bringing it to Wellington in November and are excited to be performing at the unique and inspirational Futuna Chapel in Karori.

The chapel itself has been designated a World Heritage site and we think that its ambience is a perfect match for Next Offramp's style.

Come and join us, we'd love to see you there.

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

Shore Singers 44th Annual Concert

Shore Singers

17 November 2019
2pm
St George Presbyterian Chruch North Shore Beth Donnell
Kerry Johnstone
4448409
kerryjay@xtra.co.nz

Shore Singers is mixed choir’s based on the North Shore. Its repertoire for its 44th Concert includes  songs from the classical to the modern  including: Caccini, Mozart, Irving Berlin, Leonard Cohen  plus guest artistes. As always a great afternoon tea follows the Concert.

BMNZ: Wagner Gala Concert incl Art Exhibition

Bach Musica NZ

22 November 2019
8pm
Rannoch, 77 Almorah Road, Epsom, Auckland 1023 Auckland n/a
Glenys Riggir
09 309 2224
admin@bachmusica.com
https://www.bachmusica.com/otherevents.html

Bach Musica NZ's Wagner Gala Concert: Experience the extraordinary music of Richard Wagner, performed by some of New Zealand's top artists. We look forward to seeing you there!

Music by Richard Wagner (1813-1883):

  • Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
  • Das Rheingold
  • Tannhäuser
  • Tristan und Isolde
  • Piano Sonata in A Flat Major, WWV 85
  • Wesendonck Lieder, WWV 91, five songs for Mezzo Soprano

Featuring:
Kristin Darragh | Mezzo Soprano
Martin Snell | Bass
Rosemary Barnes | Piano

TICKETS
$75 General Admission

Includes free wine, gourmet snacks and art exhibition.

Art Exhibition from 7.30pm; Concert at 8pm.

Book early to avoid disappointment. Spaces are strictly limited.
To book go to bachmusica.com/otherevents

Many thanks to the Wallace Arts Trust and our Patron Sir James Wallace for their ongoing support.

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

BMNZ: Vivaldi, Bach, Dvořák & Wagner

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 four 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 & Slavic Dance No 2
Richard Wagner - Song to the Evening Star

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

Christmas Concert

Festival Singers of Wellington

01 December 2019
2:30pm
St John’s Anglican Church, Johnsonville Wellington Ingrid Schoenfeld
Philip Garside
44758855
books@pgpl.co.nz
https://festivalsingers.wordpress.com/

Further details to follow

Choral Gems

The Bay of Islands Singers

01 December 2019
2:30pm
John Dalton Auditorium, Turner Centre, Kerikeri Kerikeri John Jackets
Denise Pitts
09 407 4606
keriwin.pitts@xtra.co.nz
www.theboisingers.org.nz

"Choral Gems"

with

Soprano – TBA

Mezzo-Soprano – Jessica Wells

Tenor – Andrew Grenon

Baritone – James Harrison

Organ – Michael Bell  and Guest orchestra
Conductor – John Jackets

Britten - Ceremony of Carols

Charpentier - Messe de Minuit

Salieri - Organ Concerto

Haydn - Nelson Mass

Benjamin Britten wrote his cantata, A Ceremony of Carols, during World War II while crossing the Atlantic. It is a collection of short of medieval poems with Christmas themes which have become firm favourites with both choirs and audiences.

French composer Charpentier’s delightful Messe de Minuit pour Noel (Christmas Mass) is based on French folksongs for Christmas most of which are dance like in character.

The second half of the concert will begin with the third movement from Antonio Salieri’s organ concerto written in 1773 and ends with Haydn’s stunning “Nelson Mass”, arguably his greatest composition long associated with Nelson’s victory over Napoleon.

Messiah - The World's Most Loved Choral Work

City Choir Dunedin

10 December 2019
7:30 pm
Dunedin Town Hall Dunedin David Burchell
Leta Labuschagne
276844118
info@citychoirdunedin.org.nz
https://bit.ly/2kcpoqF

“…the sheer variety of invention continues to astonish”

Handel’s Messiah is heard around the world during the Christmas season, being greatly appreciated and enjoyed. City Choir Dunedin with the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Burchell, is pleased to again perform this oratorio. Together with our soloists, soprano Rebecca Ryan, alto Tessa Romano, tenor Andrew Grenon and bass Joel Amosa, we will provide a fantastic opportunity for you to experience a world-class delivery of this dramatic and passionate work.

Handel began composing Messiah on August 22, 1741, and completed it twenty-four days later. The scholar Clifford Bartlett writes, “such speed was not unusual, nor was the time of year. . . Bach could produce a cantata, organizing the copying of parts, and rehearse and perform it every week. Three weeks to compose an oratorio without the immediate responsibility for organizing the performance was, therefore, ample. But, however hasty the composition, the power of the musical imagination, the wealth of ideas, the depth of inspiration, and the sheer variety of invention continue to astonish.”

Messiah is probably Handel's most famous work and its ubiquity has outreached anything Handel could ever have envisaged.

Gloria

The Orpheus Choir of Wellington

20 June 2020
7.30pm
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul Wellington Brent Stewart
Nigel MacIntyre
021-245-0067
administrator@orpheuschoir.org.nz
http://www.orpheuschoir.org.nz/

The opening concert in Orpheus' 2020 programme, showcasing Glorias from both Vivaldi and Poulenc

Mass in B minor

The Orpheus Choir of Wellington

19 September 2020
7.30pm
Michael Fowler Centre Wellington Brent Stewart
Nigel MacIntyre
021-245-0067
administrator@orpheuschoir.org.nz
http://www.orpheuschoir.org.nz/

Reperoire - Bach's Mass in B ninor

A Ceremony of Carols

The Orpheus Choir of Wellington

28 November 2020
6.00pm
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)

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