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Cantorum

18 September 2021
4pm
All Saints Church Ponsonby $30, presales $25, students $10 Auckland Anita Banbury
cantorum.choir@gmail.com
https://cantorum.nz/
Cantorum will sing again two of the pieces we commissioned for recent Christmas concerts, as well as the movements missed out from Missa ‘O Magnum Mysterium’ in last Christmas’ concert.
Therefore we are coining this “not a Christmas concert”. Officially though we are calling this “Light” with reference to Light being in the title of at least one piece. We will include among other things some works by William Harris who specialises in uplifting turns of harmony, and some accompanied pieces by Haydn and Handel which have the flavour of oratorio singing.
Our organist will also play a couple of solos for you.
We hope, very much, to see you on September 18 at the early time of 4pm, at All Saints, Ponsonby for “Not a Christmas concert”………exactly 3 months before our real Christmas concert.
Get your earlybird tickets through Eventbrite for $25 + card fees, or $30 cash sale at the door. Students $10 with ID. Tickets also available from choir members.

Light

Auckland Choral

18 September 2021
7.30pm
Holy Trinity Cathedral $10 - $59 Auckland Uwe Grodd
Carey McDonald
0274031222
admin@aucklandchoral.com
Aucklandchoral.com

From the resplendent energy of Jonathan Dove’s motet ‘Vast Ocean of Light’ to the serenity and warmth of Eric Whitacre’s ‘Lux Aurumque’, this concert explores various composers’ responses to light.

‘Lux Aeterna’ is a tranquil, light-filled piece, which is at the same time transportive and transcendent; penned by one of America’s best-loved choral composers, Morten Lauridsen.

The young choir, Virtuoso Voce, from Diocesan School for Girls, joins Auckland Choral for David Hamilton’s award-winning ‘American Triptych’, setting three texts by American poets on the subject of music and specifically the art of singing; and in ‘A Blessing of Light’, Mezzo

Soprano Sarah Court is the soloist.

Completing the programme is Handel’s ‘Largo of Love’ – Ombra mai fu, the opening aria in the opera ‘Serse”, as well as Philip Smith providing nourishment for lovers of

organ music.

DOVE Vast Ocean of Light

LAUDRIDSEN Lux Aeterna

HAMILTON American Triptych

A Blessing of Light

HANDEL Ombra mai fu

BACH Organ Concerto in C major, BWV 595

WHITACRE Lux Arumque

Sarah Court, Mezzo Soprano

Philip Smith, Organ

Virtuoso Voce

Auckland Choral

Pipers Sinfonia

Uwe Grodd, Conductor

7.30pm

Saturday, September 18

Holy Trinity Cathedral

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"... And All that Jazz"

Bay of Islands Singers with The Matt Wtson Jazz Quintet

25 September 2021
3:30pm
Kerikeri Baptist Church, 41 Hobson Ave., Kerikeri Adult $25 -18 & under $10 Kerikeri John Jackets
Sylvia Burch
09 407 4582
president@theboisingers.org.nz
theboisingers.org.nz

Due to Covid 19 Level 4 restrictions, this concert is postponed.

It is hoped to reschedule the concert sometime in September for which tickets already issued will remain valid.

BOIS Singers with the Matt Watson Jazz Quintet

present

….and All That Jazz

…and now for something very different from the BOI Singers….

The main work in this concert is a one of those quirky and fun pieces which entertains both audience and performers.

Song Cycle - Vive la Vélorution by Alexander L’Estrange is a sequence of songs about the bicycle and the joys of cycling. (Vélo is French for bicycle)

It was commissioned to mark the grand départ of the 2014 Tour de France in Yorkshire.

The piece contains a wide variety of musical styles including jazz, musical theatre, barbershop, pastiche, Victorian Music Hall and folk, taking the audience on an exhilarating ride celebrating this most energy-efficient mode of transport and the beauty of the English countryside.

The rest of the programme will include a selection of jazz standards, world folk songs and popular hits.

Kerikeri Baptist Church – POSTPONED

Adults $25 & Under 18 $10 - light refreshment included

Tickets: Paper Plus from end July and at the door 

The Roaring Forties

Tauranga Civic Choir

25 September 2021
7.30pm
Holy Trinity Church, Devonport Road, Tauranga $35.00 Tauranga Jan Clarke
Lesley Brighting
0276015358
tgacivicchoir@gmail.com
http://www.taurangacivicchoir.org.nz/

We regret these concerts have been indefinitely postponed due to Covid lock-down restrictions.

Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle CANCELLED

City Choir Dunedin

02 October 2021
7:30 pm
Knox Church Dunedin David Burchell
Leta E Labuschagne
0276844118
info@citychoirdunedin.org.nz
https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2021/rossini-petite-messe-solennelle/dunedin

It is with regret that we have to announce that our performance of Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle on 2 October at Knox Church is cancelled, due to Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. We hope to present the performance in 2022.

Brahms' A German Requiem- Postponed.

Christchurch City Choir

09 October 2021
7:30pm
Douglas Lilburn Auditorium at Christchurch Town Hall Christchurch Dr John Linker
info@citychoir.co.nz

Message from Christchurch City Choir Board

It is with great disappointment that we announce the postponement of our forthcoming Brahms concert A German Requiem.  In order for the rehearsals and concert to go ahead, Christchurch must be in Covid Level 1. At this point, we are not confident enough that this will be the case in time.

This is very disappointing for all the singers, sponsors and teams involved in the concert who have worked so hard to prepare and rehearse, and we're sorry to disappoint all of you who were looking forward to it.  We will work hard to find an alternative date.

We hope to see many of you at Last Night of the Proms on October 30th and our Messiah concert on December 4th and thank you for your continued support of the choir.

Sing

Auckland Choral

17 October 2021
5.00pm
Auckland Town Hall FREE Auckland Uwe Grodd
Carey McDonald
0274031222
admin@aucklandchoral.com
Aucklandchoral.com

Join us to create Auckland’s biggest choir at the Auckland Town Hall and experience the joy of singing.

A free, fun, short afternoon concert where everyone is welcome – no need to worry about your singing ability! Just bring your enthusiasm and your friends for an uplifting singing experience, designed to bring Aucklanders together for a truly exhilarating community event.

This 1-hour programme will include popular choral favourites and everyone will be invited to join in and ‘sing along’ with choral tunes that you’ve heard before, in a relaxed and informal concert.

This will be a memorable occasion to sing alongside Auckland Choral!

 

Sunday, October 17

Auckland Town Hall

FREE

 

Ben Kubiak, Bass-Baritone

Auckland Choral

Uwe Grodd, Conductor

The Shicka Chickas at WellyFest

The Shicka Chickas

23 October 2021
Brookfields Scout Camp Wellington Julie Lamb
Wellington Folk Festival
http://wellingtonfolkfestival.org.nz/

YAY! For 2021 we are the festival choir for Wellington Folk Festival.

We look forward to donning our onesies and teaching the attendees 4 songs - for presentation in a concert at "The Balladeer" tent!

We'll also be doing a feature concert on Saturday - at a time TBC

The Vocal Collective: Can't Stop The Feeling

The Vocal Collective

06 November 2021
3pm
St Margaret's College $35 adult / $30 concession (student, senior) Christchurch Richard Marrett
Sue Bealing
02102 728919
info@thevocalcollective.co.nz

Ten years on, and born out of the Christchurch earthquakes, our 90-strong choir, The Vocal Collective, is still rocking. For these concerts we will revisit some of the classics and triumphs along the way, with a programme devoted to numbers which have helped define the signature sound of TVC.

Performing with Artistic Director, Richard Marrett and a live band, the two shows will be a unique celebration: through our brand-new countdown of the greatest hits from the decade, we will share the excitement and joy that comes from our collective love of song, pop and rock.

The Vocal Collective Turns Ten, and you Can’t Stop The Feeling. What a ride!

The Vocal Collective: Can't Stop The Feeling

The Vocal Collective

06 November 2021
7.30pm
St Margaret's College $35 adult / $30 concession (student, senior) Christchurch Richard Marrett
Sue Bealing
02102 728919
info@thevocalcollective.co.nz
www.thevocalcollective.co.nz

Ten years on, and born out of the Christchurch earthquakes, our 90-strong choir, The Vocal Collective, is still rocking. For these concerts we will revisitsome of the classics and triumphs along the way, with a programme devoted tonumbers which have helped define the signature sound of TVC.

Performing with Artistic Director, Richard Marrett and a live band, the two shows will be a unique celebration: through our brand-new countdown of the greatest hits from the decade, we will share the excitement and joy that comes from our collective love of song, pop and rock.

The Vocal Collective Turns Ten, and you Can’t Stop The Feeling. What a ride!

Mass in B Minor

Orpheus Choir Wellington

27 November 2021
7.30pm
Michael Fowler Centre $15 - $60 Wellington Brent Stewart
Nigel MacIntyre
021-245-0067
administrator@orpheuschoir.org.nz
https://orpheuschoir.org.nz/

Orpheus Choir Wellington is delighted to present a programme featuring an all-star lineup of soloists with Music Director Brent Stewart.

To close the year, we combine forces with Orchestra Wellington for an unmissable
performance of Bach’s monumental masterpiece, Mass in B Minor — the most beautiful and magnificent exhibition of Bach’s life.

Our featured artists are sopranos Emma Pearson and Jenny Wollerman, alto Maaike Christie-Beekman, tenor Declan Cudd, bass Wade Kernot, and Douglas Mews on harpsichord.

Bach Musica NZ: A French Christmas

Bach Musica NZ

05 December 2021
5PM
Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall $15 - $70 Auckland Rita Paczian
admin@bachmusica.com
https://bachmusica.com/

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

CBC End of Year Concert

Christchurch Boys' Choir

12 December 2021
3pm
The Piano Christchurch Robert Gaudin, James-Paul Mountstevens, Nicholas Ryan

Handel Messiah

Auckland Choral

13 December 2021
7.30pm
Auckland Town Hall $10 - $97.50 Auckland Uwe Grodd
Carey McDonald
0274031222
admin@aucklandchoral.com
Aucklandchoral.com

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

 

 

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