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CONCERTS 2024

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SUNDAY

19

MAY

2.30pm

ST MATTHEW'S CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (SMCO)

Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture Op 21

Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 Op 37 in C minor

Haydn Symphony No 101 in D 'The Clock'

Soloist - Diedre Irons, piano

Conductor - Michael Joel

FRIDAY

24

MAY

7.30pm

PURDUE VARSITY GLEE CLUB

Auckland Youth Choir hosts the Purdue Varsity Glee Club

on the Auckland leg of their Australia / New Zealand tour.

SATURDAY

25

MAY

7.30pm

VOICES NEW ZEALAND PRESENTS

HORIZONS

Voices New Zealand’s latest concert programme takes audiences on a journey, a quest for a new homeland. This quest is real for millions of people every day, every week, every year; the need to leave a home, a country, their memories behind.

This concert will tell stories through music and poetry, music from the East, the oceans and the mountains, music from our world. Following our guide – actor Nathaniel Lees – the sounds of the drums and the songs of the seekers of a new home singing of horizons and hope, audiences will meander with the artists throughout the space encountering different worlds and cultures. Not everything will go well, but there is always hope.

In this immersive concert setting audiences are invited to promenade throughout the performances, as if on a bustling marketplace (or pick a resting spot on some of the chairs provided).

Featuring the world-premiere of Huwiyati Muhajer (Citizens of Horizons) by Palestinian Jordanian artist and composer Shireen Abu-Khader, alongside works by Ériks Ešenvalds, Bob Chilcott, Antonín Dvořák and Aotearoa composers Rosa Elliott and Takerei Komene, Horizons is a concert journey you will not want to miss.

Voices New Zealand with

Nathaniel Lees – narrator

Jeremy Fitzsimons - Percussion

Karen Grylls, CMNZ – Conductor and Artistic Director

Jacqueline Coats - Stage Director and Script

SUNDAY

26

MAY

4pm

VOICES NEW ZEALAND PRESENTS

HORIZONS

Voices New Zealand’s latest concert programme takes audiences on a journey, a quest for a new homeland. This quest is real for millions of people every day, every week, every year; the need to leave a home, a country, their memories behind.

This concert will tell stories through music and poetry, music from the East, the oceans and the mountains, music from our world. Following our guide – actor Nathaniel Lees – the sounds of the drums and the songs of the seekers of a new home singing of horizons and hope, audiences will meander with the artists throughout the space encountering different worlds and cultures. Not everything will go well, but there is always hope.

In this immersive concert setting audiences are invited to promenade throughout the performances, as if on a bustling marketplace (or pick a resting spot on some of the chairs provided).

Featuring the world-premiere of Huwiyati Muhajer (Citizens of Horizons) by Palestinian Jordanian artist and composer Shireen Abu-Khader, alongside works by Ériks Ešenvalds, Bob Chilcott, Antonín Dvořák and Aotearoa composers Rosa Elliott and Takerei Komene, Horizons is a concert journey you will not want to miss.

Voices New Zealand with

Nathaniel Lees – narrator

Jeremy Fitzsimons - Percussion

Karen Grylls, CMNZ – Conductor and Artistic Director

Jacqueline Coats - Stage Director and Script

TUESDAY

4

JUNE

12.10pm

ENTRY BY KOHA

FIRST TUESDAY

Mattias Balzat cello

SATURDAY

8

JUNE

8pm

CANDLELIGHT MUSIC SERIES - EPOCH

Presented by Boulder Bay Wines

Epoch… a particular period of time in history or a person’s life.


Join the Candlelight Music Series at the iconic St-Matthew-in-the-City this June for a musical journey… from Bach & Chopin to Prince, Gregory Porter & Luther Vandross.

Music Director Josh Clark has presented over 30 concerts since we began in 2020, and is joined by many of his collaborators for our biggest concert yet. Award-winning vocalists Heather Wilcocks & Victor Hawkins are joined by some of New Zealand’s most accomplished string players, The Jade String Quartet, also featuring ensemble performances with some of Auckland’s finest instrumentalists Goldman Sax and more.

Enjoy a beautiful selection of wines from our partner Boulder Bay Wines, available for purchase before the concert, during intermission and at the conclusion of the evening.

Josh Clark Music Director, Piano, Vocals

Victor Hawkins Vocals

Heather Wilcocks Vocals

Lauren Collins Vocals

The Jade String Quartet

Sax & Synths Goldman Sax

Guitar Andy Smith

Bass Dan Antunovich

Drums Jono Sawyer

SUNDAY

16

JUNE

2.30pm

ST MATTHEW'S CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (SMCO)

Beethoven Egmont Overture

Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme Op 33

Faure Elegy Op 24

Beethoven Symphony No 7 Op 92 in A

Soloist - Matthias Balzat, cello

Conductor - David Sharp

TUESDAY

2

JULY

12.10pm

ENTRY BY KOHA

FIRST TUESDAY

Jeremy Woodside organ

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