Come and celebrate the end of summer at the Hamilton Gardens for a free concert by Waikato’s premier choir.
“We are kicking off the 2019 concerts season with Antipodes, which as you know refers to Australia and New Zealand, and the programme I have selected combines timeless, traditional choral pieces with the sounds of new works by living composers,” said Hamilton Civic Choir’s musical director Timothy Carpenter.
“The repertoire is an opportunity for the Choir to showcase some of the wonderful music New Zealand and Australia has to offer, and later this year the choir will tour to Melbourne for a collaborative concert on the 25 th of April with Melbourne’s Chime Choir to commemorate ANZAC Day.”
Antipodes will feature a thoughtfully woven programme of the Trans-Tasman spirit and camaraderie and will include an array of New Zealand works such as John Ritchie’s Lord, when the sense, Richard Oswin’s Gallipoli Settings, Douglas Mew’s NZ Folk Songs and Ghosts, Fire, Water, and Chris Hartley’s O Magnum Mysterium. The programme will also feature Australian works such as Stephen Leek’s Ngana, Iain Grandage’s Three Australian Bush Songs, and the New Zealand premiere of Lisa Young’s award-winning composition. Other Plans, bringing to life the breath-taking art form of South Indian konnakol (vocal percussion) in a bold new way.
Free, and bring a hat and sunscreen.
For more information visit www.hamiltoncivicchoir.org.nz, or email email@example.com.
Presented by: Hamilton Civic Choir