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By , 27/03/2016


Live performances: orchestral, choral, instrumental, chamber music and opera

Christopher Hainsworth: organ recital, with Julien Hainsworth – cello
Music by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Barrière… and a surprise!
Saint Mary of the Angels, Boulcott Street
Wednesday 25 October, 7:30 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Edo de Waart with Joyce Yang – piano and Madison Nonoa – soprano
Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor
Symphonic Dances
Michael Fowler Centre
Friday 27 October, 6:30 pm

Kapiti Chamber Choir; conductor: Eric Sidoti 
Viva España

The Coast Community Church, 57 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu
Sunday 29 October,  2:30 pm

Reformation Cantata Vespers by JS Bach, commerorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation
The Chiesa Ensemble: Anna Sedcole (soprano), Rebeca Woodmore (alto), John Beaglehole (tenor), David Morriss (bass), and Choir of Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
Bach: Violin Concerto in E, BWV 1042
‘Ein feste burg ist unser Gott’, BWV 80
‘Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf’, BWV 226
Wellington Cathedral of Saint Paul
Sunday 29 October, 5 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Jonathan Berkahn and friends: folk tunes in their native environment and as treated by Brahms, Hummel and other composers
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 1 November, 12:15 pm  

Wellington Filipino Community Choir
‘Gloria’ FilCoro

Filipino Community Centre, 92-96 Cuba Street, Petone
Saturday 4 November, 6:30 pm

Orchestra Wellington conducted by Marc Taddei
Suyeon Kang (violin)
Tabea Squire: Colour Lines (new commission)
Nielsen: Violin Concerto
Stravinsky: Petroushka ballet music
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 4 November, 7:30 pm

Symmetry: The Cycle of Life
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Sunday 5 November, 3 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Fleur Jackson, violin; Lucy Liu, viola; Olivia Wilding, cello; Catherine Norton and Ingrid Schoenberg, piano
Music by Beethoven, Schumann, Bloch
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 8 November, 12:15 pm  

Holocaust Concert
Donald Maurice (viola), Inbal Megiddo (cello), with members of NZSO, the New Zealand School of Music and the Druzya Quartet (winners of the 2017 NZ Chamber Music Contest)
Music by Weinberg, Andre Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Schullhoff (Duo for violin and cello), Lori Laitman (Duo for baritone and double bass), Theodorakis and jazz tribute to Coco Schumann
St James Theatre, First Floor Gallery
Thursday 9 November, 7 pm

NZ Trio (Sarah Watkins (piano), Ashley Brown (cello) and Manu Berkeljon (guest violinist) 
John Ireland: Phantasie trio in A minor
Anthony Ritchie: Childhood
Dorothy Ker: Onaia
Franz Schubert: Piano Trio No 2 in E flat, Op.100, D. 929
Wellington City Gallery
Thursday 9 November, 7 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Edo de Waart with Janine Jansen – violin

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Brahms: Symphony No 3 in F
Sibelius: Violin concerto in D minor
Michael Fowler Centre
Friday 10 November, 6:30 pm

Waikanae Music Society
Kapiti Student Musicians’ Concerts
Young students at all levels 
Memorial Hall, Waikanae
Saturday 11 November, 4 pm 

A memorial celebration of the life of Professor Peter Godfrey who died on 28 September
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul (takes the place of regular Choral Evensong)
Sunday 12 November,  5 pm  

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Relishing the Baroque: Hye Won Kim, violin; Sophia Acheson, violin/viola; Ken Ichinose, cello; Joan Peramau Garriga, double bass; Kristina Zuelicke, harpsichord
Corelli: La Folia, Variations on Theme of Corelli  
Handel: Trio Sonata No. 6 in G minor, Op.2, HWV 391
Rossini: Sonata No.1 in G major
Bach, arr, R Bartoli: St. Anne Prelude and Fugue in E flat major BWV 552
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 15 November, 12:15 pm  

Sonorism and spectralism, ‘an alchemy of sound’
: the last concert for 2017
Hamish McKeich – conductor
Ed Allen: horn and hosepipes and throatsinger and improviser, Jonny Marks
Kaija Saariaho: Cendres for alto flute, cello and piano
Salvatore Sciarrino: Fauno che fischia a un Merlo for flute and harp
Annea Lockwood: Immersion for 3 percussion
Kaija Saariaho: Ciel Étoilé for double bass and percussion
Luigi Ceccarelli: Respiri for prepared horn and electronics (Luigi Ceccarelli’s piece Respiri requires the insertion of hosepipes into the horn, each of which is attached to a funnel, and miked separately. When each of the microphone signals is sent to a loudspeaker in a different corner of the room, the result is rapidly panning horn sounds that swirl around the listeners!)
Michael Norris: Sygyt for ensemble, throat-singer and electronics (premiere)
City Gallery Wellington
Thursday 16 November, 7:30 pm

NZSO plays Baroque masters

Aisslinn Nosky: Director and Violin, with players from the NZSO’s string section
Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in A minor
Handel: Concerto Grosso in G minor
Vivaldi: Concerto in D minor
Telemann: Don Quixote
Geminiani: Concerto Grosso in D minor La Follia
Plans for the Wellington concert came about after NZSO violinist Anne Loeser invited Nosky to New Zealand to hold a workshop with some of the Orchestra’s players. Nosky said: “In 2012 I found Wellington extremely beautiful and welcoming and I had been looking for opportunities to visit again.”
St Andrew’s on the Terrace
Friday 17 November, 6 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Aurora Four – Toby Gee (counter tenor), Richard Taylor and Julian Chu-Tan (tenors), Simon Christie (bass)
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 22 November, 12:15 pm  

Vox Serbica
Fifth Anniversary Concert
St James Church, Lower Hutt
Saturday 25 November, 7 pm

Handel’s Coronation anthems
Schubert: Mass No 2 in D, D. 167
Church of St Mary of the Angels
Saturday 25 November, 7:30 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Vivanti String Ensemble (Violins: Yuka Eguchi, Anna van der Zee, Malavika Gopal, MArtin Jaenecke; violas: Victoria Jaenecke, Chris van der Zee; cell: Ken Ichinose, Robert Ibell
Vaughan Williams: Phantasy Quintet
Mendelssohn: Octet in E flat
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 29 November, 12:15 pm  

Supertonic Choir
Love the Arts’ (proceeds of the concerts are donated to local cultural organisations)
New Zealand Portrait Gallery
Wednesday 29 November, 7 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Stringendo – string ensemble of very young players (mentor: Donald Maurice)
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Thursday 30 November, 12:15 pm  

A Soprani Christmas (Duo of singers Paloma Bruce and Ruth Armishaw with pianist Thomas Nikora)
Debut concert, with guest children’s choir from Rata Studios and Musical Stars
Music by Handel, Rutter, Bach/Gounod’s Ave Maria, Bush’s ‘I sing of a maiden’ and original arrangements of Christmas carols and songs
St. Andrew’s on The Terrace
Friday 1 December, 6:30 pm

Wainuiomata Choir conducted by Sue Robinson 
St Stephen’s church, Wainuiomata
Friday 1 December, 7:30 pm

Orchestra Wellington conducted by Marc Taddei
Beethoven: Symphony No 3 in E flat ‘Eroica
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 2 December, 7:30 pm

Karori Classics
Music by Bach, Sibelius, Vivaldi. Marcello and Piazzolla
St Mary’s church, 176 Karori Road
Sunday 3 December, 2 pm 

Baroque Voices led by Pepe Becker
‘The Full Monte’ – Monteverdi’s Fifth Book of Madrigals
Guest artists: Douglas Mews – harpsichord and Robert Oliver – bass viol
Newtown Community Centre, Corner Rintoul and Colombo Streets
Sunday 3 December, 3 pm

Wellington Young Voices led by Christine Argyle
Old Saint Paul’s
Sunday 3 December, 4 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Aroha Quartet (Haihong Lu, Ursula Evans, Zhongxian Jin, Robert Ibell)
Haydn: Emperor Quartet, Op 76 no 3
Dvořák: American Quartet, Op 96
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 6 December, 12:15 pm  

Metropolitan Cathedral Choirs and Orchestra
Noel: music by Gerald Finzi, Matthew Martin, Erik Ešenwalds and others  
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hill Street
Wednesday 6 December, 7 pm

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Brett Weymark
Messiah by Handel
The Orpheus Choir of Wellington
Soloists: Celeste Lazarenko, Deborah Humble, Jonathan Abernethy, Jared Holt
Michael Fowler Centre
Saturday 9 December, 7:30 pm

Wellington Chamber Orchestra conducted by Ewan Clark
David Bremner (trombone)
Lilburn: Suite for Orchestra
Tomasi: Trombone Concerto
Sibelius: Symphony No 2 in D major, Op. 43
St Andrews on The Terrace
Sunday 10 December, 2:30 pm

Bach Choir conducted by Ivan Patterson
‘Nelson Mass’ by Haydn and Missa Brevis by Kodaly
Accompanied by Douglas Mews
Vocal soloists: Rowena Simpson, Jamie Young, Maaike Christie-Beekman, and Simon Christie.
(Programme from another source: Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Vaughan Williams)
St Peter’s Anglican Church, Willis Street
Sunday 10 December, 3 pm

Festival Singers conducted by Jonathan Berkahn with The Northern Chorale
‘Come celebrate Christmas’
Mozart’s Pastoral Mass in G major, K. 140, and works by J S Bach, William Billings, J Barnby, Elgar, Jonathan Berkahn and Kodaly
St Barnabas Anglican Church, 35 Box Hill, Khandallah
(Koha for Downtown Community Ministry)
Sunday 10 December, 7 pm 

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Eighteenth century chamber music  – details to be confirmed
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 13 December, 12:15 pm   

Nota Bene: Xmas Special at the Third Eye
The Third Eye – Tuatara Temple of Taste, 30 Arthur St (Upstairs)
Wednesday 13 December 5:30 pm .

The Tudor Consort directed by Michael Stewart
A Consort Christmas
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
Saturday 16 December, 7:30 pm

La Nativité by Olivier Messiaen
Performed by Bruce Cash (organ)
St Mary of the Angels (Koha)
Sunday 17 December, 2:30 pm (talk: 1:30 pm)

Counsel in Concert, conducted by Owen Clarke
Choir and orchestra comprising lawyers and other legal professionals
Featuring significant musical anniversaries: Monteverdi, Telemann, Gershwin and the Beatles
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Tuesday 19 December, 12:15 and 5:30 pm

St Andrew’s lunchtime concerts
Concert of Christmas themed music
St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Wednesday 20 December, 12:15 pm  

Baroque Voices directed by Pepe Becker with Palliser viols led by Robert Oliver
Gaudete: Verse anthems by Tomkins, Byrd & Gibbons
With premiere of Gaudete by Ross Harris  (especially written for this concert)
St Mary of the Angels
Wednesday 20 December, 7:30 pm


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