Some of Wellington’s most outstanding soloists, chamber music ensembles and choirs perform in an exciting line-up of concerts from equinox to solstice. Experience the seasons’ progression through the light-filled windows of John Scott’s Chapel of Futuna in Karori, whilst enjoying the very best of New Zealand music.
Sunday 14 October concert by Douglas Mews.
'The Leaves be Green'.
Douglas Mews will play music from England's Golden Age of Music, the Elizabethan era, on the instrument that Elizabeth I herself played: the virginal. Elizabeth is reported to have played 'excellently well... when solitary, to shun melancholy'. Douglas will play pavanes, galliards, fantasias and folksongs from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book by composers such as Byrd, Farnaby, Gibbons and Bull.