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A Merry Little OCTAVIUS Christmas


04 December 2021
Asher Hall $20 Adults, seniors and unwaged $15, children - free Napier Anthony Tattersall
Raewyn Towers

Anthony Tattersall’s Octavius chamber choir will present a Christmas concert in the Asher Hall, Napier on Saturday December 4th, at 4pm.   Octavius will sing a selection of festive favourites – traditional and new, sacred and secular, fun and fabulous!   There will be something to brighten everyone’s day – and don’t we need that in these strange times….  Do come along – and bring a friend!

Best regards,

Rae Towers

For Octavius Choir

Messiah Choruses

Christchurch City Choir

04 December 2021
Knox Church, 28 Bealey Ave, Christchurch $21.50 Christchurch Dr John Linker
Mandy Perry

After so many sad cancellations this year Christchurch City Choir is delighted to present Messiah Choruses to bring in the festive season.

We welcome Eilish Moran as Narrator, Jeremy Woodside as Organist and Conductor Dr John Linker.

With strictly limited seats you need to book early.

Messiah Choruses - Christchurch - Eventfinda

Bach Musica NZ: A French Christmas

Bach Musica NZ

05 December 2021
Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall $15 - $70 Auckland Rita Paczian

A French Christmas with famous music by Poulenc, Debussy, Canteloube, Saint-Saens and more, featuring Bach Musica NZ and international star soprano, Marlena Devoe.

Poulenc Gloria  

Debussy Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune 

And excerpts from:

Canteloube Chants d’Auvergne 

Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony 

Charpentier Te Deum 

PRESENTED BY:  Bach Musica NZ orchestra & chorus.

Rita Paczian: Conductor

Marlena Devoe: Soprano

Messiah – the greatest story ever sung

City Choir Dunedin

07 December 2021
7:30 pm
Dunedin Town Hall Adult $50, Concession $45, Student $10, Child free Dunedin David Burchell
Leta E Labuschagne

Handel’s Messiah is heard around the world during the Christmas season, being greatly appreciated, admired and enjoyed. City Choir Dunedin, accompanied by the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra and conducted by David Burchell, is pleased to perform this oratorio. The acclaimed soloists are: Rebecca Ryan (soprano), Claire Barton (alto), Oliver Sewell (tenor), and Paul Whelan (bass).

Many concerts and other events had to be cancelled since COVID-19 restrictions came into force, leaving music-lovers yearning for live performances. But, Hallelujah!, the Dunedin public can embrace this opportunity to experience a world-class delivery of the dramatic and passionate Messiah.

We fully expect that this performance of Messiah on Tuesday 7 December in the Town Hall will be able to proceed, albeit with greatly reduced seating capacity as required for social distancing. General admission tickets are sold via Ticketmaster online, at the Regent Theatre box office and at the Town Hall box office on the night. To avoid disappointment we urge the public to buy their tickets in advance.

Handel began composing Messiah on August 22, 1741, and completed it twenty-four days later. The scholar Clifford Bartlett writes, “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 unique among Handel's oratorios in its New Testament subject and reflective treatment. It has been described as a 'collection' taken from the Bible and the Prayer Book Psalter, and is a mixture of narrative and commentary. This freed Handel from some of the more restrictive opera conventions and permitted greater use of the chorus than is generally the case in his other oratorios. Messiah is Handel's most famous work and its ubiquity has outreached anything Handel could ever have envisaged.

Spring into Showtime, Step into Christmas

South Brighton Voices

12 December 2021
Roy Stokes Hall, 144 Seaview Road, New Brighton Adults $20, Children $2 Christchurch Diane Coad

Spring into SHOWTIME
Step into Christmas

Sunday 12th December 2021 at 2pm
Roy Stokes Hall
144 Seaview Road
Covid guidelines apply

Director: Diane Coad,  Accompanist: Caleb Brand

Guest artists: Ingrid Ichico Kosaka and Emma Rodriguez dos Santos

Adults $20  Child $2

CBC End of Year Concert

Christchurch Boys' Choir

12 December 2021
The Piano Christchurch Robert Gaudin, James-Paul Mountstevens, Nicholas Ryan

Handel Messiah

Auckland Choral

13 December 2021
Auckland Town Hall $10 - $97.50 Auckland Uwe Grodd
Carey McDonald

Every bar of Handel’s masterpiece speaks to us with passion, beauty and spirituality; it is guaranteed to fill your hearts with joy. From dazzling solos and instrumental fireworks to the most glorious choral writing of all time, this masterwork never fails to thrill all ages.

A musical rite of the Christmas season, Handel’s oratorio still awes listeners nearly three centuries after it burst into existence.

Join your Auckland Choral and Pipers Sinfonia, along with the exciting soloists we will reveal, for this not-to-be-missed Christmas experience.


Soloists to be announced in Spring ‘21

Auckland Choral

Pipers Sinfonia

Uwe Grodd, Conductor


Monday 13 December, 7.30pm

Tuesday 14 December, 7.30pm

Auckland Town Hall



Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Waiapu Cathedral Choir

19 December 2021
Waiapu Cathedral, Napier Free Napier Anthony Tattersall

Celebrate the Christmas story by candlelight with the traditional Anglican service of Nine Lessons and Carols.

Christmas Midnight Mass

Waiapu Cathedral Choir

24 December 2021
Waiapu Cathedral, Napier No cost Napier Anthony Tattersall

A tradition of the Christian church is to celebrate Christ's birth by welcoming in Christmas Day at a midnight service. This choral service with carols is a special event.

40th Anniversary Concert

The Cecilian Singers

05 March 2022
The Piano $30 at door. Presales $25 Christchurch Rosemary Turnbull
Julia Arden

A wonderful concert of music to celebrate the choir's 40 years singing together.

Programme includes Orban's Mass No 9, Mendelssohn, David Hamilton

and features Harpist Helen Webby in Britten's A Ceremony of Carols.