Supported by generous help from the Turnovsky Endowment Trust

Splendid operatic farewell to the Kapiti Chorale’s conductor Marie Brown

Despite the rather corny title of the concert, the church was well-filled to hear the last concert to be conducted by Marie Brown, who is moving to Auckland, following eight years as Music Director  of the choir; she will be greatly missed. A delightful mixture of arias and choruses from opera made up the fare: some items were well known, or ‘hits’, others less-known, while some were based on myths While... read more

Hutt Valley choirs combine for two Haydn masses and other items

By , 18/08/2013
It’s embarrassing to find you’ve arrived late because you’d recorded the wrong time in this very website’s Coming Events listings. Though I was a little comforted to find that the document I’d taken the information from, emanating from a choral organization, had it wrong. But it was still disappointing to have missed the first item on the programme, Haydn’s Little Organ Mass. The concert was arranged for the two smaller works to... read more

Worlds of experience and sensibility – the Antipodes String Trio

By , 18/08/2013
This was a concert that looked interesting enough on paper, but then really caught fire in performance. Its disparate parts came together simply and directly to produced the kind of combustion whose glow remained long after the last notes had been played. The Antipodes String Trio has changed its personnel over the last couple of years -  the 2011 line up which toured New Zealand included Christabel Lin (violin) and... read more

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