Supported by generous help from the Turnovsky Endowment Trust

Tudor Consort revives Schütz’s St Matthew Passion

An appropriate pre-Easter work, this St Matthew Passion was presented in a slightly unusual way.   The choir performed from the rear of the sanctuary, while the audience was mainly seated in the choir stalls and on chairs placed in the sanctuary between the choir stalls.   There were a few people seated in the nave.  The performance took place in near darkness, with just enough light for the choir to... read more

Resplendent Mozart Requiem from the Bach Choir

By , 31/03/2012
Wiser, more experienced concert-going heads than mine would have been better-prepared for the likelihood that the Bach Choir's Mozart Requiem performance would use an organ rather than the orchestra the composer specified. Having grasped this state of things upon entering the beautiful Church of St.Peter's on Willis St. in Wellington, I simply had to deal with my own withdrawal symptoms at cardinal points (alas, no trumpets and drums at... read more

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