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Faure, Finzi and Festive Favourites

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  • Sun 29 Nov ’20, 2:30pm


Turner Centre, 43 Cobham Rd, Kerikeri


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • adult: $30.00
  • 18 and under: $12.00

After nearly a year with no concerts, the Bay of Island Singers are finally able to get back on stage to present their end of year concert. The optimistic and tranquil setting of Fauré’s Requiem is followed by works with both celebratory and Christmassy themes by Haydn, Handel, Holst, Adam and Finzi. The choir is joined by a line-up of top soloists with guest orchestra directed by John Jackets


Soprano – Elizabeth Mandeno
Tenor – Michael Burch
Baritone – Jarvis Dams
Guest Orchestra led by Emily Allen
Organ – Michael Bell
Conductor – John Jackets

Programme includes:

- Fauré Requiem
- Haydn Te Deum
- Finzi In Terra Pax – Christmas Scene
- Holst Christmas Day
- Adam O Holy Night
- Handel Zadok the priest

The first half of the programme is a performance of the ever-popular Fauré Requiem, noted for its underlying sense of hope, serenity and peace.

The second half opens with Haydn’s popular setting of the Te Deum followed by music with a Christmas theme: GerardFinzi’sevocative In Terra Pax – Christmas Scene written in 1956 followed by a setting of Christmas Carols by Gustav Holst, the all-time favourite O Holy Night and ending with that up-lifting Coronation Anthem by Handel – Zadok the Priest

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