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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/

 NB: We have a new date for this concert 7 pm Sunday 2 December 2018.

Festival Singers is delighted to stage this event with Northern Chorale, Capital Choir and the Tawa Orchestra.

People wishing to sing are asked to bring their own Messiah scores.

More details to follow.

 

 

Secrets of the Armed Man

Tudor Consort

03 November 2018
7.30pm
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul Wellington Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart
mrjstewart@gmail.com

In the mid 15th century, a jaunty French tune became the most popular song in Europe, found its way into over 40 settings of the Latin Mass, and is still being used today.

Where did ‘L’Homme Armé’ come from? Was it just the name of a tavern, or a secret message to an elusive order of knights? At the same time, Constantinople, the last vestige of the Great Roman Empire, fell to the Ottoman Turks, and all of Europe mourned. What was the connection? The Tudor Consort explores ‘L’Homme Armé’ in its many guises, ancient and modern, and visits Byzantium in its final days.

Music Director Michael Stewart will give a pre-concert talk from 7pm explaining the story behind the music.

The Peacemakers

Ars Nova

11 November 2018
2.30pm
TSB Showplace NEW PLYMOUTH Christopher Luke
Christopher Luke
06 758 3111
mitt@taranakicathedral.org.nz

In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the End of World War One, Ars Nova Choir is pleased to present a very special performance to the Taranaki community. In collaboration with Ars Antiqua Chamber Orchestra, The Devon Hotel New Plymouth Brass, and choirs from New Plymouth Girls' High School and Sacred Heart Girls' College, this performance at the TSB Theatre TSB Showplace will present NZ composer Dwayne Bloomfield's "PASSCHENDAELE" and the NZ premiere of Karl Jenkins' great choral work "THE PEACEMAKERS".

 

"PASSCHENDAELE" was composed in remembrance of the World War One Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium during which New Zealand suffered the greatest loss of life in its military history. It was composed in 2009 for brass band by former NZ Army Bandmaster Dwayne Bloomfield. A moving performance was given by the NZ Army Band at the Centenary Commemoration of the Battle, at the New Zealand Memorial to the Missing in Polygon Wood, Belgium on 12 October 2017. Bloomfield writes "I like to compose descriptive music, and with "PASSCHENDAELE" I've taken the audience on a musical journey through the battle and its aftermath”.

 

"THE PEACEMAKERS", composed in 2012, offers inspiration and solace for a time in need of both. It features texts from some of the greatest peacemakers throughout history, including Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Anne Frank and Mother Teresa, as well as words from the Bible and the Qur’an with some new text specially written by Terry Waite. "THE PEACEMAKERS" is dedicated to the memory of all those who lost their lives during armed conflict and, in particular, innocent civilians. It was written with the hope of looking forward to a century of peace. Sadly, nothing much has changed. "The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace" has been enormously successful, having been performed nearly 1000 times in 20 different countries since the CD was released in 2001. In a sense, "THE PEACEMAKERS" is the much-anticipated sequel to "The Armed Man".

 

Admission: $30 and $25 (fees apply). Tickets available at www.ticketek.co.nz and TSB Showplace in October 2018.

 

 

Auckland Welsh Choir Spring Concert - Many Pathways

Auckland Welsh Choir

23 September 2018
2pm
St Lukes Church, 130 Remuera Rd Auckland Diana Williams Rhodes
Karen Brook
274782201
karenjbrook@gmail.com
www.aucklandewelshchoir.nz

Auckland Welsh Choir Spring Concert 2pm 23 September 2018

Many Pathways

AWC Performs for Pillars

There is so much to enjoy about Spring, so Auckland Welsh Choir would like you to celebrate this wonderful season by sharing another concert of youth, variety and charm, as we showcase all of these things. Peka Totara Choir from One Tree Hill College will join us and sing the lovely programme of songs they prepared for The Big Sing Competition and once again our choir will be joined by a range of outstanding instrumental performers. Contemporary music by popular choral composers sits alongside our traditional, wide-ranging and well-loved repertoire, as we invite you to join us for this concert, fundraising for Pillars NZ. This group has been working since 1988 to provide wide-ranging support for the families of prisoners. For this concert we taking a special interest in their provision of one-on-one mentoring for children in these families.

Can Singfest

New Plymouth choirs

30 September 2018
2.00pm
St Andrew's Church, Liardet St, New Plymouth New Plymouth Judy Tulloch
06 752 3368 or 027 229 6741

Cannes Sing Fest: Taranaki 2018
Sept. 30th 2-4pm. St Andrews Church, Liardet St, New Plymouth.
Singfest in September is fast approaching; this year’s hosts are Taranaki Harmony Chorus who extend an invitation to all those interested to see 8 choirs and choruses showcase their passion and skill for their chosen musical genres. This annual event is always well attended; members celebrating the opportunity to share the joy of music with each other and members of the public. Free admission (with a can for foodbank), participating choruses are listed on the attached poster. The event will be emceed, performing groups taking the opportunity to tell audience members about their group and where to go if interested in joining them. This is a musical treat for the Taranaki choral community and members of the public, our goal is to fill the audience seats with interested potential members of the future, please share our news. In Harmony.

Grads Go Groovy

The Graduate Choir NZ

30 September 2018
5:15 pm
Somervell Presbyterian Church Auckland Terence Maskell
Robyn Haydon
09 426 6043 | 021 563 304
thegradsnz@gmail.com
https://TheGraduateChoirNZ.org

The Grads Go Groovy presenting a concert of jazz classics and other lighter music. Supported by a jazz trio - Chris Artley, Jonny White, & Jo Shum and The One Tree Hill College Chorale.

A family concert of toe-tapping music which is sure to have something to please everyone.

Jazz Café – Big choir! Big band! Big night out!

City Choir Dunedin

06 October 2018
7 for 7:30 pm
Dunedin Town Hall Dunedin David Burchell
Leta Labuschagne
276844118
info@citychoirdunedin.org.nz
http://www.citychoirdunedin.org.nz/2018/08/jazz-cafe.html

City Choir Dunedin conducted by David Burchell
Sophie Morris
Dunedin City Jazz Orchestra conducted by Calder Prescott
Café Operana
Southern Youth Choir
Dunedin Youth Jazz Orchestra
Swing Riot Dunedin

Enjoy a relaxing evening of fabulously fizzy and swinging jazz at our café. Watch out for bicycles!

City Choir is letting its hair down with an evening of jazz! Experience the Town Hall decked out as a café with lots of atmosphere and cash bars for coffee, wine and snacks. There will even be room to dance for those who get so moved. You may sit or stand, chat to your neighbour, as you please. Come early to get a good seat and enjoy the pre-show entertainment, from 7 pm, by the Dunedin Youth Jazz Orchestra.

City Choir will perform a selection of jazz standards and the main feature on the programme is the New Zealand première of Alexander L’Estrange’s quirky Song Cycle: vive la Vélorution: songs on the subject of cycling and the great outdoors. It is an exuberant celebration in music of this most environmentally friendly mode of transport. L’Estrange has perfectly captured the euphoria of two-wheel travel for this joyous, uplifting song cycle which includes an amusing take on the invention of the bicycle, as well as stunning new settings of poetry and arrangements of much-loved songs.

City Choir will be accompanied by a jazz quintet and orchestra, while the Swing Riot Dunedin dance group will sizzle on the dance floor and invite you to swing along with them.

This is a general admission, child-friendly, FREE concert in the Dunedin Town Hall. Suggested koha/donation $10 per person. Seating in the stalls is arranged café style at tables and the usual theatre seating in the gallery will be open.

Bach Musica NZ presents: Dvořák's Stabat Mater

Bach Musica NZ

07 October 2018
5pm
Auckland Town Hall Auckland Rita Paczian
Glenys Riggir
(09)309 2224
admin@bachmusica.com
www.bachmusica.com

Bach Musica NZ is delighted to present Antonín Dvořák’s setting to Jacopone da Todi’s 13th century poem Stabat Mater. The hymn is sung at the liturgy on the memorial of ‘Our Lady of Sorrows’. Soloists will be some of New Zealand’s finest vocalists: Emma Slowman (soprano), Elisha Hulton (mezzo), Patrick Power (tenor) and Simon Christie (bass). Conductor will be Bach Musica NZ’s Music and Artistic Director Rita Paczian.

PROGRAMM Dvořák Stabat Mater

PRESENTED BY BACH MUSICA NZ orchestra and choir

SOLOISTS
Emma Sloman (soprano)
Elisha Hulton (mezzo)
Patrick Power (tenor)
Simon Christie (bass)

Conducted by Rita Paczian

TICKETS
$25 - $65 regular
$10 student rush

www.ticketmaster.co.nz
09 970 9700

ENQUIRIES
09 309 2224
admin@bachmusica.com

Sing Waiheke - Together

Auckland Choral

14 October 2018
2.30pm
Morra Hall, Waiheke Island Auckland Uwe Grodd, Elizabeth Lau
Carey McDonald
027 403 1222
admin@aucklandchoral.com
aucklandchoral.com

Choral Favourites in our very own island paradise

Together

Auckland Choral travels to the beautiful and relaxing environment of Waiheke Island, one of the best destinations in the world.

A weekend rehearsing in a beautiful environment under Auckland Choral conductors Uwe Grodd and Elizabeth Lau, will culminate in a concert of treasured choral favourites with the excitement of hearing a new work by David Hamilton, Homecoming, setting text by NZ poet Vincent O’Sullivan.

Conductors: Uwe Grodd                                                                                                                                    Elizabeth Lau

Choral Conducting Workshop

Hamilton Civic Choir

27 October 2018
9am
St Paul's Collegiate School, Hukanui Rd Hamilton Hamilton Timothy Carpenter
Jo Arthur
78431065
secretary@hamiltoncivicchoir.org.nz
hamiltoncivicchoir.org.nz

Whether you are a teacher, instrumentalist, singer, music student, conduct a school choir, a church choir, sing in a community choir or are just interested in the art of conducting, this workshop will benefit you!

Under the tutelage of Timothy Carpenter, this conducting workshop will consist of sessions in beat patterns, gesture, score preparation and analysis and rehearsal technique with one of New Zealand’s finest community choirs.

View the event flyer it contains the payment details, times, agenda, repertoire, location...etc

Link to flyer -> https://hamiltoncivicchoir.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/conductingworkshop2018_full_v6.pdf
Another way to view the flyer is to go to the news page on our website, and click on the conducting workshop event. The link to the flyer is there also.

All ages, experience and abilities are welcome to this workshop. This workshop is limited to 10 spaces. Bookings close 24 October. Your booking for this workshop will be secured once payment has been made.

Baroque Vespers

Pieces of Eight Vocal Ensemble

03 November 2018
7.30pm
St Luke's Remuera, 130 Remuera Rd, Remuera, Auckland Auckland Grant Hutchinson
Grant Hutchinson
021 154 6923
grantc.hutchinson@gmail.com
$35 (waged), $25 (unwaged)

Stage and Screen

Christchurch Pops Choir

03 November 2018
3pm and 7.30pm
St Margaret's College Christchurch Matthew Everingham
Sue Bealing
02102 728919
info@christchurchpopschoir.co.nz
www.christchurchpopschoir.co.nz

Music from stage and screen has a place in many people’s hearts, and with this in mind The Christchurch Pops Choir is excited to present its final concert of 2018: STAGE AND SCREEN.

This concert will feature some of the most beloved songs from film and theatre through the ages - from the golden age of Broadway and Hollywood, through to the rock and pop hits from stage and screen today. Featuring music from films such as La-La Land, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Once, and James Bond, and musicals such as Mary Poppins, Hello Dolly, Avenue Q and Wicked!, this concert promises to impress.

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Matthew Everingham the choir will present the music of some of the most well known composers in stage and screen from John Williams, Danny Elfman, Stephen Sondheim and Stephen Schwartz to artists such as Elton John, Adele, The Who and Annie Lennox.

Whether a film buff or musical-theatre afficionado, this concert aims to excite audiences and capture the imagination. Don’t miss the Christchurch Pops Choir at the top of its game, accompanied by a full stage band, before it tours to perform in Carnegie Hall, New York in 2019.

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.

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

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