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I Was Glad

Orpheus Choir Wellington

07 August 2021
7.30pm
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul $15-$40 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.

I Was Glad is a programme of two halves. Accompanied by an instrumental ensemble, the programme first explores awe-inspiring works from Parry’s glorious anthem, I Was Glad, to Hopkin’s mysterious Past Life Melodies - featuring harmonic overtone singing. To finish, Orpheus Choir Wellington is thrilled to bring together soprano Madeleine Pierard, mezzo Margaret Medlyn, and bass Wade Kernot in a performance of Szymanowski’s masterpiece, Stabat Mater. This work combines traditional liturgical text with Polish folk music, fluctuating between powerful drama and poignant sorrow.

I Was Glad

Orpheus Choir Wellington

08 August 2021
3.00pm
Te Raukura ki Kāpiti $15-$30 Kapiti 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.

I Was Glad is a programme of two halves. Accompanied by an instrumental ensemble, the programme first explores awe-inspiring works from Parry’s glorious anthem, I Was Glad, to Hopkin’s mysterious Past Life Melodies - featuring harmonic overtone singing. To finish, Orpheus Choir Wellington is thrilled to bring together soprano Madeleine Pierard, mezzo Margaret Medlyn, and bass Wade Kernot in a performance of Szymanowski’s masterpiece, Stabat Mater. This work combines traditional liturgical text with Polish folk music, fluctuating between powerful drama and poignant sorrow.

MESSIAH - For Ever And Ever And Ever

HARBOUR VOICES

08 August 2021
2 PM
St George's Presbyterian Church GA $30 / Reduced $25 / Children under 12 free Takapuna Nicholas Forbes
Perrine Entzmann
027 205 6844
harbourvoices.auckland@gmail.com
http://northshorechorale.org/2021/07/messiah/

Let's HANDEL this together!!

This concert will indeed be a Sing-Along event, so it is time to find your inner opera singer and sing your heart out with us.

Conducted as always by the talented Nicholas Forbes, we will be accompanied by Michael Bell on the Organ, and we will also be joined by four fantastic guest soloists Clare Hood,  Jessica Wells,  Sid Chand and Benjamin Kubiak, as well as our two wonderful scholars, Miles Timmis and Joshua Long.

So, if you wish to sing along and own a copy of the Messiah’s music score, please bring it along.  A free digital copy (pdf booklet) is also made available for you to download on our website. You can then either print it at home, or be eco-friendly and bring it on your own fully-charged tablet!
We will also have a very limited amount of hard copies available on the night for a donation.

Don’t worry if you don’t know it all or if you’d rather keep your singing to the shower, you will be most welcome to join us…  Just come along and listen to us.

Tickets are on sale now!
Price: GA $30 / Non-earners $25 / Children under 12 attend free.

And of course, as always there'll be a raffle at the interval and supper in the church hall after the concert. (more infos on website)

We look forward to welcoming you to this great afternoon of Handel’ s delight!

 

"... And All that Jazz"

Bay of Islands Singers with The Matt Wtson Jaxx Quintet

28 August 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

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 – Saturday 28 August at 3.30pm

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

Tickets: Paper Plus from end July and at the door 

On a Lighter Note

Whangarei Choral

28 August 2021
2:30 PM
St John's Golden Church, 149 Kamo Road Adults: $25, Students: $10 Whangarei David Hamilton
Craig Blockley
021 2727623
whangareichoral@gmail.com
https://whangareichoralsociety.weebly.com/
We warmly invite you to our upcoming concert 'On a Lighter Note' where will be singing an entertaining mix of jazz, musical theatre, spirituals and a world premiere!
We have as our guest conductor, David Hamilton, the well-known New Zealand choral conductor and composer. We will be singing his beautiful work Night Visions with our soprano soloist Vera Pluijlaar. David has also written a new work I Pray Tonight dedicated to Whangarei Choral which will be the concert's grand finale.
We are also excited to be joined by the Wondrous Wahine from Girls' High lead by Marie Netzler and the Whangarei Youth Choir led by Maria Satterfield.

Path of Miracles

Viva Voce

05 September 2021
5.00pm
St Peter's Cathedral, Hamilton $35 earner, $25 non-earner Hamilton John Rosser
Cathryn Wyllie
021 977 905
cathryn@wyllie.net.nz
www.vivavoce.org.nz

Path of Miracles is an hour-long work for unaccompanied choir that describes the centuries-old pilgrimage across northern Spain, the Camino de Santiago. Written by contemporary British composer Joby Talbot for 17 separate vocal parts in a fusion of mediaeval and modern styles, Path of Miracles has been lauded by critics everywhere and hailed as perhaps the finest choral work of the 21st century to date.

Path of Miracles

Viva Voce

10 September 2021
7.30pm
St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin $35 earner, $25 non-earner Dunedin John Rosser
Cathryn Wyllie
021 977 905
cathryn@wyllie.net.nz
www.vivavoce.org.nz

Path of Miracles is an hour-long work for unaccompanied choir that describes the centuries-old pilgrimage across northern Spain, the Camino de Santiago. Written by contemporary British composer Joby Talbot for 17 separate vocal parts in a fusion of mediaeval and modern styles, Path of Miracles has been lauded by critics everywhere and hailed as perhaps the finest choral work of the 21st century to date

Path of Miracles

Viva Voce

11 September 2021
7.00pm
Sacred Heart Basilica, Timaru $35 earner, $25 non-earner Timaru John Rosser
Cathryn Wyllie
021 977 905
cathryn@wyllie.net.nz
www.vivavoce.org.nz

Path of Miracles is an hour-long work for unaccompanied choir that describes the centuries-old pilgrimage across northern Spain, the Camino de Santiago. Written by contemporary British composer Joby Talbot for 17 separate vocal parts in a fusion of mediaeval and modern styles, Path of Miracles has been lauded by critics everywhere and hailed as perhaps the finest choral work of the 21st century to date

Path of Miracles

Viva Voce

12 September 2021
5.00pm
Great Hall, The Arts Centre, Christchurch $35 earner, $25 non-earner Christchurch John Rosser
Cathryn Wyllie
021 977 905
cathryn@wyllie.net.nz
www.vivavoce.org.nz

Path of Miracles is an hour-long work for unaccompanied choir that describes the centuries-old pilgrimage across northern Spain, the Camino de Santiago. Written by contemporary British composer Joby Talbot for 17 separate vocal parts in a fusion of mediaeval and modern styles, Path of Miracles has been lauded by critics everywhere and hailed as perhaps the finest choral work of the 21st century to date

Bach Musica NZ: Rodrigo and Rachmaninov

Bach Musica NZ

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

The most famous guitar concertos of all time, followed by Rachmaninov’s favourite work, the choral symphony The Bells. Featuring international stars Barkin Sertkaya, Paul Whelan and more.

Vivaldi Guitar Concerto 

Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez 

Rachmaninov The Bells op. 35 (choral symphony)

PRESENTED BY Bach Musica NZ orchestra & chorus:

Rita Paczian: Conductor
Barkin Sertkaya: Guitar
Chelsea Dolman: Soprano
Patrick Power: Tenor
Paul Whelan: Bass

Light

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

Ticketmaster

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

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

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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