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NZSM voice students at St Andrew’s for lunch

By , 12/05/2010
We are in the season of mid-year, students’ recitals from the New Zealand School of Music; in this, we had five women and one man in a programme that was varied and delightful. Though I missed the first three songs, from Imogen Thirlwall and Xingxing Wang, they both reappeared later so that I could gain some impression of their talents. Laura Dawson had just begun Der Nüssbaum from Schumann’s cycle Myrthen... read more

Fantasy and reality – New Zealand School of Music Orchestra Concert

By , 12/05/2010

This concert reinforced my feeling that there is a pressing need in Wellington for an alternative mid-sized venue for concerts. Ensembles such as amateur and student orchestras, whose following wouldnt perhaps stretch to filling with audience an auditorium such as the Town Hall, nevertheless deserve to play somewhere thats more acoustically grateful to orchestral sound than is St. Andrews on-the-Terrace Church. Throughout both of the orchestral concerts Ive... read more

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