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Orpheus Choir triumphs with the St Matthew Passion

By , 10/04/2011

From a mere listener's point of view I invariably approach the prospect of attending a performance of Bach's most monumental undertaking with keen anticipation tempered by feelings of mild anxiety. The work always astonishes with its capacity (as observed by the redoubtable Professor Frederick Page, quoted in the program notes) to furnish "a glimpse into eternity"; though performances can sometimes suggest eternity in more uncomfortably temporal ways, more especially... read more

Kapiti choir’s farewell to Guy Jansen: Serenade to Music

By , 10/04/2011

Guy Jansen took up the post of musical director of the Kapiti Chamber Choir after founding conductor Peter Godfrey retired in 2007. Now, having become chairman of the New Zealand Choral Federation and becoming more involved in educational activities, he was giving his last concert with the choir.

The hall, which is designed basically for indoor sports, with a high roof, presents difficulties for music, though the... read more

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