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‘Make sure your cellophonia are ON’: memorable injunction from the School of Music

What a treat!  Eight cellists from the New Zealand School of Music, NZ Trio, New Zealand String Quartet, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Vector Wellington Orchestra and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (their new principal, Eliah Sakakushev) formed the backbone of ‘Cellophonia’. They performed with 14 others joining later in the concert, from various other ensembles and none. It was a mystery as to why this concert was free.  Surely most people in... read more

The Bach Choir – Where would we be without Messiah?

By , 27/11/2011
Though associated by dint of its "Birth of Christ" references with Christmastime, Messiah has as many affinities with the other "big" Christian event of the Liturgical year, which is, of course, Easter. Conductor Stephen Rowley seemed to emphasize the latter connection at the very beginning of the work in the Bach Choir of Wellington's recent performance. In fact, it could have been that "High Priest of the German classics"... read more

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