CONCERTS 2022

From 13 September 2022 until further notice the following protocols will be followed:

  • stay home if you feel (even slightly) unwell

  • wearing a mask inside the church is optional

  • hand sanitiser will be available

SATURDAY

24

SEPTEMBER

8.30pm

The 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.

Each night includes new music and new guests. The show features music from all eras and is ranked as one of the best dates nights by “Heart of the City” and stuff.co.nz

As a locally-based company, we pride ourselves on showcasing some of the greatest talents in Auckland City. Alongside our resident pianist Josh Clark, previous concerts have featured artists such as Moses Mackay (Sol3 Mio), Sam Jones (Samson Live), Pascal Roggen (Violinist), Andy Keys (Christmas in the Park) and many more.

 

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

 

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

THURSDAY

29

SEPTEMBER

7pm

FREE ENTRY

Aotea Youth Symphony

A formal concert where both Orchestras showcase some of the works we have been preparing.

A great location to hear great music!

Cancelled for the last two years because of Covid, this concert will be the culmination of all the rehearsals and practice over the previous three years.

SATURDAY

1

OCTOBER

7pm

ENTRY BY DONATION

Piano Extravaganza

Mozart Divertimento in D Major, KV 136
Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos in E-flat Major, KV 365
Bruch Concerto for Two Pianos in a-flat minor, Op. 88a

Featuring Maria Mo, Chin Yeh, Justin Bird, Ludwig Treviranus

Wairua Sinfonietta
Conducted by Elizabeth Lau

 

TUESDAY

4

OCTOBER

12.10pm

ENTRY BY KOHA

First Tuesday Concert Series

James Tenant, ‘cello and Catherine Austin, piano

FRIDAY

7

OCTOBER

7pm

DOOR SALES

Auckland University Student Chamber Orchestra

"Fate Knocks at the Door"

Music by Piazzolla, Schumann, Sibelius, Beethoven

SATURDAY

8

OCTOBER

7.30pm

Camerata Chamber Choir

Vive la France!
Camerata returns to St Matthew-in-the-City in October to present a programme of French music. 

Duruflé Requiem
Poulenc Timor et tremor
Fauré Les Djinns 

Philip Smith, organ
Megan Quatermass, piano

SATURDAY

15

OCTOBER

7.30pm

Auckland Youth Choir

THE GREAT GATSBY

 

Get ready for a night of glitz, glamour and swing as Auckland Youth Choir takes you back to the roaring 20s and beyond with its latest concert “The Great Gatsby”.

From classic tunes like “Mack the Knife” and "It Don't Mean a Thing" to the Gershwin hits, the choir will be joined by a 3 piece band that’s sure to transport you back to one of music's most golden ages.

 

Rowan Johnston conductor, Juan Kim piano, David Squire bass, Jacob Moore drums

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

FRIDAY

28

OCTOBER

7.30pm

The Great Kiwi Songbook

Featuring the Best of NZ Music in bespoke arrangements for strings & voice.
Laughton Kora & Sophie Morris, and the Blue Smoke String Quartet.

Hear the great songs of of Aotearoa New Zealand performed by string quartet and vocalists
in the gorgeous setting of St Matthew-in-the-City.

Including the music of:

  • Split Enz

  • Dave Dobbyn

  • Crowded House

  • Bic Runga

  • Lorde

  • Don McGlashan

and more

Don't miss out. One night only.

SATURDAY

29

OCTOBER

8.30pm

The 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.

Each night includes new music and new guests. The show features music from all eras and is ranked as one of the best dates nights by “Heart of the City” and stuff.co.nz

As a locally-based company, we pride ourselves on showcasing some of the greatest talents in Auckland City. Alongside our resident pianist Josh Clark, previous concerts have featured artists such as Moses Mackay (Sol3 Mio), Sam Jones (Samson Live), Pascal Roggen (Violinist), Andy Keys (Christmas in the Park) and many more.

 

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

 

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

SUNDAY

30

OCTOBER

2.15pm

TICKET INFO TBA

The Graduate Choir New Zealand

Please join us to celebrate our 21st Anniversary. This wonderful concert will include a number of pieces well known and loved by audiences as well as an exciting new commission by Chris Artley, That Music Always Round Me.

Repertoire for this birthday celebration will include works by Howells, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Whitacre, Balfour-Gardiner and a host of other pieces that have had special significance for our singers and audiences over the years.

We will mark the celebration at the end of the concert with a small celebration, and like all good birthday parties, some cake.

TUESDAY

1

NOVEMBER

12.10pm

ENTRY BY KOHA

First Tuesday Concert Series

Chamber groups from the University of Auckland

SATURDAY

5

NOVEMBER

7.30pm

The Music of Bridgerton in Concert

Featuring the Absolutely Fabulous Whistledown String Quartet

& Special Guest Vocalist Sophie Morris.

Music includes Taylor Swift - Shawn Mendes - Madonna - Pink - Miley Cyrus - Billie Eilish - Ariana Grande - Vivaldi Recomposed - Maroon 5 - Alanis Morissette - The Bridgerton Theme, and more

SUNDAY

6

NOVEMBER

5pm

Orchestra Auckland

Schumann Piano Concerto

Beethoven Symphony No. 2

Chi Feng, piano

Peter Thomas, conductor

SATURDAY

26

NOVEMBER

5pm

TICKET INFO TBC

New Zealand Youth Choir

New Zealand Youth Choir

SATURDAY

26

NOVEMBER

8.30pm

The 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.

Each night includes new music and new guests. The show features music from all eras and is ranked as one of the best dates nights by “Heart of the City” and stuff.co.nz

As a locally-based company, we pride ourselves on showcasing some of the greatest talents in Auckland City. Alongside our resident pianist Josh Clark, previous concerts have featured artists such as Moses Mackay (Sol3 Mio), Sam Jones (Samson Live), Pascal Roggen (Violinist), Andy Keys (Christmas in the Park) and many more.

 

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

 

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

SUNDAY

2

DECEMBER

4pm

TICKET INFO TBC

Viva Voce

Viva Voce

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