Supported by generous help from the Turnovsky Endowment Trust

Enterprising take on the year’s anniversaries with Wellington Chamber Orchestra

By , 07/07/2013
2013 is the two hundredth anniversary of the births of Verdi and Wagner and the centenary of Britten’s. Here was an ingenious concert that included pieces from the early years of each composer as well as music written to mark the deaths of the three. Some were fairly obvious, others obscure and interesting, if not great works. Those in the habit of listening to Radio New Zealand Concert after midnight will... read more

Beauty and truth from Amici at Waikanae

The Waikanae Music Society has formed a laudable habit of commissioning a new work to celebrate each of its fifth-ending anniversaries.  Jack Body and Kenneth Young have both had commissions; this time it was the turn of Christopher Blake.  Most laudable, too, is the length of time for which its committee members have served; President Helen Guthrie has been on the committee for 29 years! The programme began with Mozart... read more

Capital Choir – joys and travails through Solstice and Winter

By , 07/07/2013
There's such a lot of pleasure to be had in singing, and especially if one is musical but doesn't perhaps command any experience or great expertise on an instrument other than the voice. And for people like myself who can hear music and enjoy it but would seriously baulk at the thought of making individually-exposed sounds themeslves, there's safety in numbers in the shape and form of membership of a... read more

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