Supported by generous help from the Turnovsky Endowment Trust

Music theatre for radio: Menotti and Weill

By , 12/06/2009
Caprice Arts exists to provide a platform for performance by independent professional musicians in the Wellington region, and to promote New Zealand and other contemporary music. They do not pay professional fees, and provide their own services gratis. This evening included performances by two distinct groups. The common thread was their commissioning by radio stations in the Inter-war years. Das Berliner... read more

Disquiet about the Big Sing

By , 04/06/2009
The secondary schools’ singing contest called, rather, a festival, originally part of the Westpac Schools Chamber Music Contest, became a separate event in 1988. It was a minor part of that contest, and the two distinct genres never sat very comfortably together. The choral festival has now become very big, with over 7000 singers taking part nationwide. (It’s interesting that there... read more

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