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Regional events in the Wellington region

Secrets of the Armed Man
Tudor Consort
Date / Time: 03/11/2018 7.30pm
Venue: Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
City: Wellington
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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.

Conductor: Michael Stewart
Contact: Michael Stewart
Email: mrjstewart@gmail.com
Ticket prices: $30/$25 door sales and online booking at http://tudor-consort.org.nz/order
Beethoven 9
Date / Time: 23/11/2018 6.30pm
Venue: Michael Fowler Centre
City: Wellington
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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.

Conductor: Edo de Waart
Website: http://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/event/2400537BD8132F31?bba=1
Ticket prices: $15-$127
Singalong Messiah
Festival Singers of Wellington
Date / Time: 02/12/2018 7.00 pm
Venue: Wesley Methodist Church - 75 Taranaki Street
City: Wellington
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 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.



Conductor: Jonathan Berkahn
Contact: Philip Garside - Secretary
Phone: 04 475 8855
Email: books@pgpl.co.nz
Website: https://festivalsingers.wordpress.com/
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