Supported by generous help from the Turnovsky Endowment Trust

Diverting variety of opera scenes in New Zealand School of Music’s annual opera fiesta

By , 29/09/2012
This was a concert of opera scenes, arias and ensembles, a stand-in for the traditional opera production that the school of music has been mounting, with few exceptions, since the 1970s. In fact, considering that the former Polytechnic Conservatorium used also to stage an opera every year, Wellington almost always enjoyed two student productions a year, a valuable addition to the offerings (two or three a year) from the... read more

Cantatas in their proper place at St.Paul’s Lutheran

By , 29/09/2012
In presenting performances of JS Bach's sacred cantatas in their original liturgical settings, Wellington's St.Paul's Lutheran Church is unique in New Zealand. The church is part of a network of world-wide Lutheran worship offering this same ministry, including the composer's own St.Thomas's Church in Leipzig. This practice was established at St.Paul's in 2007 by Mark Whitfield,  President of the Lutheran Church in New Zealand, and Pastor at St.Paul's in Wellington... read more

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