It was really Christchurch-born violinist Benjamin Morrison's show, though, of course he couldn't have played the "two great piano trios" on his own. So, joining him for this concert and making up what one might call an "ad hoc" group, were 'cellist Jane Young, currently principal 'cello in the Vector Wellington Orchestra, and David Vine, well known Wellington-based pianist, conductor and scholar. The ensemble had come together primarily for...
A well-filled Memorial Hall proved both the level of interest in music in the community, and its willingness to support such a worthy cause. There must have been around 100 people present.
The orchestra, led by Douglas Beilman, a member of the New Zealand String Quartet, had a good sound, and its level of accuracy and versatility, based, I understand, on one rehearsal, was most commendable... read more
Only two weeks after the inaugural concert for the restored organ at St Peter’s three of those who had worked on the project were killed on their next assignment, the organ in the Durham Street Methodist Church in Christchurch; this extremely beautiful church built in 1864, called the “Mother Church of Methodism” in the South Island, was totally destroyed.