CONCERTS 2022

Under the COVID-19 Protection Framework – Orange:

wearing a face mask inside the church is strongly encouraged.

SATURDAY

21

MAY

8.30pm

Candlelight Music Series

The Candlelight Music Series presents an intimate multi-sensory experience of well-known music by candlelight at one of Auckland’s most beautiful churches St Matthew-in-the-City.

Prepare to go on a journey through classical, jazz, contemporary, soul, film music favourites and more.

Doors open 8:00PM. Show starts 8:30PM. The duration of the show is 75 minutes.

SUNDAY

22

MAY

3pm

Luminata Voices

IMMERSE & INDULGE

 

Envelop yourself in a sound world of delectable, ethereal music, sung by angelic women's voices -

treat yourself to a special afternoon of indulgent choral music, in the beautiful St Matthew-in-the-City.

Immerse yourself in the exquisite harmonies of Ola Gjeilo, Palestrina, Sarah Quartel, Dan Forrest, and more.
The selection of music offers a blending of angelic women's voices with string quartet.

TUESDAY

7

JUNE

12.10pm

First Tuesday Concert Series

MIDYEAR MELODIES

Voice Students of the famed Waikato University Music School

Beautiful Vocal Ensembles and Solos heralding the imminent arrival of the cooler months of Winter and beyond. Featuring students from the Voice Programme at the University of Waikato.

Music by Scarlatti, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Handel.
ENTRY BY KOHA

SATURDAY

11

JUNE

3.30pm

Piano Duo Recital

Dr. Joong Han Jung and Dr. Joo Hae Kim from Lee University (USA) are touring New Zealand

with an exciting two-piano music program.

 

Don't miss their Auckland City performance here at St Matthew-in-the-city!

SATURDAY

11

JUNE

8.30pm

Candlelight Music Series

The Candlelight Music Series presents an intimate multi-sensory experience of well-known music by candlelight at one of Auckland’s most beautiful churches St Matthew-in-the-City.

Prepare to go on a journey through classical, jazz, contemporary, soul, film music favourites and more.

Doors open 8:00PM. Show starts 8:30PM. The duration of the show is 75 minutes.

SUNDAY

12

JUNE

4pm

Viva Voce

FILLING THE SILENCE

Songs for Peace in a Time of Turmoil

We bring you a variety of uplifting responses to the search for calm in a troubled world.

Schütz and Mendelssohn set the same plea for peace in very different ways, while Parry, Vaughan Williams, Britten, Eric Whitacre and Kiwi Craig Utting find it through drama, beauty and stillness.

There are works from and for Ukraine by Tarasenko and Rutter, three moving spirituals,

and Samuel Barber’s haunting ‘Agnus Dei’, the composer’s transcription of his own famed Adagio for Strings.

SUNDAY

19

JUNE

2.30pm

St Matthew's Chamber Orchestra (SMCO)

MAGICAL FLUTE

Conductor - Josh Kirk

Soloist - Melanie Lançon, flute

Ritchie Underwater Music

Mozart Flute Concerto No 1 K313 in G

Foote A Night Piece 

Haydn Symphony No 103 in E flat, “Drumroll”

TUESDAY

5

JULY

12.10pm

First Tuesday Concert Series

St Matthew's Voices
ENTRY BY KOHA

SUNDAY

10

JULY

5pm

Orchestra Auckland

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor"
Brahms Hungarian Dances 1, 5 & 6
Bartok Romanian Folk Dances
 
Tony Yan Tong Chen, piano
Peter Thomas, conductor

SUNDAY

24

JULY

2.30pm

St Matthew's Chamber Orchestra (SMCO)

EMPEROR

Conductor - Michael Joel

Soloist - Diedre Irons, piano

Taylor Silk / Gravel

Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 Op 73 in E flat “Emperor”

Ritchie, A. French Overture

Sibelius King Kristian II Suite Op 27

TUESDAY

2

AUGUST

12.10pm

First Tuesday Concert Series

Chamber groups from St Kentigern College
ENTRY BY KOHA

SUNDAY

14

AUGUST

5pm

Orchestra Auckland

Beethoven Violin Concerto, op. 61, D major
Mozart Symphony No. 35, K. 385, D major (Haffner)

 

Xin (James) Jin, violin

Peter Thomas, conductor

SUNDAY

21

AUGUST

2.30pm

St Matthew's Chamber Orchestra (SMCO)

PIANISSIMO ALLA PROKOFIEV

Conductor - Michael Joel

Soloist - Sylvia Jiang, piano

Tremain Symphony for Strings

Gounod Petite Symphonie for Winds

Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 2 Op 16 in G minor

TUESDAY

6

SEPTEMBER

12.10pm

First Tuesday Concert Series

Nicholas Forbes, organ
ENTRY BY KOHA

SUNDAY

11

SEPTEMBER

5pm

Orchestra Auckland

Mozart Clarinet Concerto, K. 622, A Major
Beethoven Symphony No. 1, op. 21, C Major
Christopher Artley Agnus Dei from Missa Brevis Akarana

Amy Wang, clarinet

Peter Thomas, conductor

SUNDAY

18

SEPTEMBER

2.30pm

St Matthew's Chamber Orchestra (SMCO)

BEETHOVEN'S VIOLIN

Conductor - Michael Joel

Soloist - Helene Pohl, violin

Ritchie, J. Aquarius, Suite No 2 for String Orchestra

Beethoven Violin Concerto Op 61 in D

Sibelius Karelia Suite Op 11

Grieg Peer Gynt Suite No 1 Op 46

TUESDAY

4

OCTOBER

12.10pm

First Tuesday Concert Series

James Tenant, ‘cello and Catherine Austin, piano
ENTRY BY KOHA

SATURDAY

15

OCTOBER

7.30pm

Auckland Youth Choir

THE GREAT GATSBY

TICKET INFO TBC

SUNDAY

16

OCTOBER

2.30pm

St Matthew's Chamber Orchestra (SMCO)

ELGAR AND THE ANTIPODES

Conductor - David Kay

Soloist - Catherine Kwak, cello

Program :

Ritchie, A. Albatross in Flight

Webster Commissioned work

Elgar Cello Concerto Op 85 in E minor

Elgar Enigma Variations Op 36

SUNDAY

23

OCTOBER

5pm

Orchestra Auckland

Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1

Beethoven Overture to the Creatures of Prometheus

Bizet Jeux d'enfants Petite Suite

Matteo Napoli, piano

Peter Thomas, conductor

TICKET INFO TBC

TUESDAY

1

NOVEMBER

12.10pm

First Tuesday Concert Series

Chamber groups from the University of Auckland
ENTRY BY KOHA

SUNDAY

6

NOVEMBER

5pm

Orchestra Auckland

Schumann Piano Concerto

Beethoven Symphony No. 2

Chi Feng, piano

Peter Thomas, conductor

TICKET INFO TBC

SUNDAY

11

DECEMBER

5pm

Orchestra Auckland

Beethoven Triple Concerto

Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 "Italian"

Xin (James) Jin, violin

Chen Cao, cello

Xing Weng, piano

Peter Thomas, conductor

TICKET INFO TBC