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Courageous Wellington Youth Orchestra tackles enterprising programme amid space difficulties

By , 05/10/2013
Though audiences at the tri-annual concerts by the Wellington Youth Orchestra are sometimes no bigger than the number of players, and this one was probably about that too, critics do not exaggerate when they remark that in most cases the performances are impressive and satisfy all but the most (unrealistically) demanding of listeners. Again, if your interest is in hearing great if unfamiliar music pretty well played, as distinct from... read more

NZSM voice students in diverse show-case at St Andrews

A varied programme was provided, both in terms of the styles of voices, and of the composers whose music was sung. The programme opened with a couple of duets (and one solo in between).  Tess Robinson and William McElwee sang a Handel duet from L’Allegro,  Il Penseroso ed Il Moderato, the first part of which I missed due to problems at the parking building.  The latter part seemed to suffer... read more

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