Supported by generous help from the Turnovsky Endowment Trust

Polish organist musically excellent but with distracting flamboyance

Gedymin Grubba, a Polish organist in his late twenties making his only appearance in New Zealand following his tour of Australia, played a programme well-suited to the delightful baroque-style organ at the Lutheran Church. There was no work later than those of Mendelssohn and Chopin, but the organ is not built for the resources required for most 19th to 21st century organ music, though... read more

Bow – New string ensemble’s first concert

By , 17/10/2010
An enterprising venture - a new string ensemble, no less! - this came about thanks to the enthusiasm and efforts of conductor Rachel Hyde, which brought together a goodly number of the capital's amateur string players to make music, an ensemble, according to an introductory note in the program, "dedicated to the joy of string playing". As newly-formed orchestras the world over have found, it takes a while for... read more

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