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The Big Sing 2019

Finale and Cadenza
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12th World Symposium on Choral Music

Earlybird registrations extended till 16 August!

11-18 July 2020
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The Kids Sing

Auckland, Hastings, Whanganui

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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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Onwards! - Wellington Youth Choir's 30th Anniversary

Wellington Youth Choir

28 September 2019
7pm
St Paul's Presbytarian Curch 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.

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!

An Englishman in Germany

Camerata Chamber Choir

24 August 2019
7.30pm
St George's Church, Takapuna AUCKLAND Jenny Firth
www.camerata.co.nz

Brexit might make you think Britons don’t like Europe. But that wasn’t always the case.  In 1894, as many English people did, Sir Edward Elgar (of Nimrod and Pomp and Circumstance fame) went walking in the Bavarian Highlands with his wife and composed a series of songs as a memento of the trip.  Of course when travelling in Germany it is a must to hear some of its glorious music, as Elgar must have done (and, surprisingly, he was more famous in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century than he was in England).  So, under Jenny Firth’s baton, this concert takes us on a journey through German music of the Romantic period, from three of Elgar’s songs, to Brahms (A Thought Like Music), Rheinberger (Abendlied; excerpts from his Mass in Eflat), Bruckner (Locus Iste), and Mendelssohn (Above All Praise and All MajestyDer ersten Frühlingstag).  A highlight will be Mendelssohn’s Hear My Prayer featuring our charming soprano soloist, Elizabeth Mandeno.  We are delighted that Janet Gibbs will again accompany us on piano and organ with her beautiful musicianship.

As usual there will be a raffle and, after the concert, we would love you to join us for supper in the hall.

Tickets: $30 door sales; $20 pre-sales (from choir member or email tickets@camerata.co.nz); children under 13 yrs free.

SingFest19

NZCF & Canterbury Choral

24 August 2019
Various locations around Christchurch CBD Christchurch CBD Rosemary Fisher
rosemary.fisher@nzcf.org.nz
www.chchch.nz

NZCF presents the Christchurch SingFest 19 weekend to be held late in August. A number of community choirs will be holding short performances at venues throughout the inner city over the weekend of 24-25 August.

  • Come celebrate a city alive with song!
  • Be part of a flash mob at midday
  • Discover voices popping up in your favourite shopping haunts
  • Or just enjoy the festive mood…

See www.chchch.nz for the programme

Mighty Variety Show

Featuring Mighty River Harmony Chorus and guests

31 August 2019
7.30pm
Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato, Hamilton, Gate 2b car park on Knighton Road Hamilton 08003835200
https://www.facebook.com/MightyRiverHarmony/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARAKW8RGcJk8ELQ-C0kSTpWCRYm0HrPmbWrCFerzmWTfuikVZSFkWbt6RehdzgHbv6aKBCS4xOwrO7DE

Mighty River Harmony will share the stage in their annual Show with some of their old friends, including the champion women’s chorus The Waikato Rivertones, and will introduce some new friends:

  • The Collective, a dazzling young men’s bronze medal quartet from Wellington, will appear as a highlight of the Show.
  • The Fonoti-Fuimaono Brothers, a quartet of young men from the Hawkes Bay who are studying Music at Waikato University and are reminiscent of the Sol3 Mio trio with their Samoan opera style.
  • A brand new quartet of expert saxophone players
  • A variety of men’s, women’s and mixed vocal quartets from Mighty River Harmony and The Waikato Rivertones.

Another feature will be the combined chorus of Young Men in Harmony singers from high schools all over the Waikato. They will have had an intensive workshop during the day, supported by The Collective, and will perform as a chorus and with Mighty River Harmony during the evening.

2019 Champion Sweet Adelines Chorus The Waikato Rivertones will bring their gold medal performance to the Show that will finish with a grand finale.

You will agree this is a lineup not to be missed.  Grab your tickets while you can!

Date: Saturday 31st August, 7.30pm
Venue: Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato.
Tickets: Available via phone 0800 383 5200 or via links through the Mighty River Harmony Facebook page.

Adults $30, Seniors $25, Students $15

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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

A Feast of Gilbert & Sullivan

Hastings Choral

01 September 2019
2.00 pm
Taikura Rudolf Steiner School Hall Hastings Joe Christensen
F M Tod
0211554181
frantod47@gmail.com

A selection of songs from several Gilbert & Sullivan operas to brighten up a winter's afternoon.

New Orleans Bound pre-contest Show

Christchurch City Chorus

07 September 2019
2pm and 7pm
Charles Luney Auditorium Christchurch Virginia Humphrey-Taylor
Rini Hidajat
021 145 5080
lovetosing@ccchorus.co.nz
www.ccchorus.co.nz

New Orleans Bound pre-contest Show

Saturday 7 September 2.00 pm or 7.00 pm at Charles Luney Auditorium, 12 Winchester Street.

Christchurch City Chorus are setting off to compete in the 2019 World A Cappella Championship in New Orleans.

As the National Champion for 2018, they will proudly represent Christchurch and New Zealand on the international stage for the tenth time in September 2019.

They would love to showcase their stunning New Orleans package to the Christchurch people before flying to New Orleans.

Enjoy a show jam-packed with The Manhattan Transfer favourites, jazz and ballads. Be the first to enjoy their New Orleans International Competition Package.

With special guests: Leopard Coachline's Canterbury Brass

Come and support the Christchurch City Chorus!

Tickets available from EventFinder:

https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/new-orleans-bound-pre-contest-show/christchurch

Musical Souls

The Hamilton Civic Choir

07 September 2019
7:00pm
St Peter's Cathedral, 51 Victoria St, Hamitlon Hamilton Timothy Carpenter
Jo Arthur
secretary@hamiltoncivicchoir.org.nz
www.hamiltoncivicchoir.org.nz

 

Banish winter’s chill with Duruflé’s warm harmonies

 

Hamilton Civic Choir is presenting Musical Souls, a feast of sacred sonic art with four beautiful, dramatic and exhilarating works of music.

 

The choir will open with Herbert Howells’ A Hymn to St Cecilia, the famous text for the patron saint of music. Howells’ setting is jubilant and uplifting with quintessentially ‘English’ modality and long stretched melodies. Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb is an iconic cantata in the choral repertory. It sets the text of Christopher Smart’s Jubilate Agno, a poem he composed whilst in an asylum. Smart’s prose and Britten’s setting separate into eight movements, each praising God through an assortment of animals and living things. The music is dramatic, with four soloists and pivotal organ accompaniment of operatic scale.

 

Maurice Duruflé’s setting of the Requiem is one of the most loved and beautiful. Characteristically French with its prominent use of the organ, washing textures and modal harmonies, most of the work builds its thematic material from Gregorian chant or plainsong, creating the unique mystic and spirituality.

 

We finish with Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo and one of his longer works for choir - Luminous Night of the Soul. Of course, not the first time singing Gjeilo, the choir performed with him in Carnegie Hall last year, this piece, like his others, makes use of contemporary harmonies and compositional devices, creating a very different, yet powerful and dramatic energy. The text, again theological, comes from the writings of St John of the Cross, a seventeenth-century Canon of the church and counter-reformer who was made a Catholic Saint.

 

Under the leadership of music director Timothy Carpenter, the choir will be accompanied by organist Dr Philip Smith and will perform the Duruflé with mezzo soprano soloist Cecily Shaw, and baritone soloist Aidan Phillips. The choir will also perform the Britten with soprano soloist Hannah Bryant, contralto soloist Laura Funaki, tenor soloist Kolitha Jayatunge and baritone soloist Aidan Phillips alongside the Civic Players, and will also perform the Gjeilo with assistant music director Francis Cowan on piano.

 

“This will be an uplifting concert heralding spring!” says Koli Jayatunge, Chairperson of the Hamilton Civic Choir. “The Duruflé Requiem is a very approachable work, but it has some challenging material which the choir has greatly enjoyed learning. We understand that it hasn’t been performed in Hamilton for quite some time, and are really looking forward to sharing it with a local audience”.

 

Hamilton Civic Choir is delighted to be singing this beautiful sacred music in St Peter’s Cathedral, one of the choir’s favourite venues with an acoustic that really shows the beauty of works from the choral repertoire.

 

What: Musical Souls

Where: St Peter’s Cathedral, 51 Victoria Street, Hamilton

When: 7pm, Saturday, 7 September 2019

Tickets: Adults $35, Seniors and Students $25, children (school) free, from iticket and Door Sales (cash only)

For more information visit our website: www.hamiltoncivicchoir.org.nz, or email secretary@hamitoncivicchoir.org.nz.

Sing the Creation - Rotorua

Massed Choirs from Waikato and the Bay of Plenty

14 September 2019
19:00
John Paul College, Whitworth Rd, Utuhina, Rotorua Rotorua David Squire
Jayne Tankersley
0273616655
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 over two weekends will bring everyone together for a memorable occasion!

Sing the Creation - Taupo

Massed Choirs from Waikato and the Bay of Plenty

15 September 2019
14:00
Great Lake Centre 5 Story Place, Taupo Taupo 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)

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

 

 

 

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

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

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