Supported by generous help from the Turnovsky Endowment Trust

Shared pleasures – The Elios Quartet at St.Andrew’s

By , 11/11/2009
The Elios String Quartet was formed by a group of friends in 2007, who brought to this Wellington-based ensemble a wealth of musical experience acquired in different parts of the world. Together, they've developed a beautiful sound, and a closely-knit sense of the shape and flow of musical phrases which seemed today to bring out all the lines and contours of the pieces within the different frameworks of the... read more

A Requiem to die for……

By , 07/11/2009
The Tudor Consort's concluding presentation in their splendid 2009 series of musical events was a reconstruction of the funeral music for Phillip II of Spain, a monarch forever associated with the unsuccessful Armada expedition of 1588 sent against England, but whose patronage of the arts during his mere forty-two years identified him more positively with a "Golden Age" of cultural activity throughout the Iberian peninsula during the latter part... read more

Fulcher in Great music at St Paul’s lunchtime

By , 06/11/2009

The second to last in the approximately monthly series of 12.45pm recitals was by the cathedral’s director of music, Michael Fulcher.

In his notes to the programme he remarked how his idea to focus on the passacaglia (and its cousin the chaconne) had awakened him... read more

A Brace of Troubadours – “Fabulous Guitars” from Caprice Arts

By , 06/11/2009
One would have thought, on the evidence provided by this concert, that time couldn't have been better spent than listening to the dulcet tones of music for guitar (in fact, mostly TWO guitars!). After all, no less a musician than Frederic Chopin was credited with saying at one time, that "Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar - save, perhaps, two...". Despite such impressive recommendations, only a handful of... read more

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