Supported by generous help from the Turnovsky Endowment Trust

Bach’s organ music illuminated by Nicholas Grigsby on new organ at St Paul’s Lutheran

Nicholas Grigsby is Director of Music at Wanganui Collegiate School, and a fine organist.  This event was obviously designed to showcase the brilliant new two-manual organ at St. Paul’s Lutheran church.  It is a small but incisive instrument. Grigsby covered only the early years of Bach’s career, and illustrated his talk with illustrations from archives and published scores, as well as at the organ.  He stated that Bach must have... read more

Songs My Mother Taught Me – Mother’s Day Music from Nota Bene

By , 09/05/2010
Christine Argyle's "Nota Bene" Choir got the mix right for their Mother's Day concert,  with a programme of music whose first half did strong, sonorous homage to Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, before paying tribute after the interval to ordinary, everyday mothers, with songs of affection, remembrance, and wry humour - and finishing with "Rytmus", Ivan Hrušovsky's well-known "choral etude" in praise of Eve, the first human mother... read more

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