It’s a stellar year for international choral performances in New Zealand! Ahead of our own World Symposium in July, there are two amazing opportunities in the NZ Festival of the Arts in Wellington. We’ve partnered with the Festival to bring our members and friends some excellent ticket prices to the two Netherlands Chamber Choir programmes, and to rarely-staged opera Kopernikus – performed by Grammy award winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth.
We’re able to bring you 25% off tickets to both these offerings by using the means outlined below. Both offers are valid until Friday 14 February 2020.
1 & 2 MARCH | Opera House
Click here for Kopernikus 25% off
Performed by one of the most exciting and skilled ensembles in the world, the Grammy Award-winning Roomful of Teeth ensemble and Parisian instrumentalists Ensemble L’Instant Donné with visionary director Peter Sellars, this opera by the Québécois composer Claude Vivier, is resurrected for the Festival. Peter Sellars is a giant of the opera world and so this is a rare chance to see one of his productions in Aotearoa. Sellers has described this intimate work as a “mind-blowing” mix of The Magic Flute, Tristan and Isolde and Alice in Wonderland.
Netherlands Chamber Choir
7 & 8 MARCH | Michael Fowler Centre
For Netherlands Chamber Choir programmes 1 and 2, select the ‘NZ Choirs Offer ticket’ and unlock with code: NZFCHOIR (this is also 25% discount)
With 80 years of exploring the wondrous possibilities of choral music, the Netherlands Chamber Choir (Nederlands Kamerkoor) is among the best in the world. Founded to perform Bach cantatas, the choir has built its reputation on its innovative approach to the canon, commissioning new works and embracing adventurous collaborations. Performing for the very first time in New Zealand, the Netherlands Chamber Choir demonstrates the sublime heights of the collective voice with two very different programmes.
Programme 1: Bach, Brahms, Poulenc and Martin
J. Brahms – Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Mühseligen?
J. Brahms – Drei Gesänge für sechsstimmigen Chor
J.S. Bach – Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (BWV 225)
F.J.M. Poulenc – Un soir de neige
F. Martin – Mass for double choir
Programme 2: Best of 150 Psalms
“Highly rewarding” – THE TIMES (UK)