A celebration indeed! Who doesn’t love the buzz and summer optimism of Christmas? And, while we are sad to be farewelling Jenny as our conductor, we want to celebrate the wonderful decade of music we have shared with her. So in this concert we will present some of Jenny’s and Camerata’s favourites. We’ll begin with some lighter pieces, very much part of our Christmas tradition, including works by Andrew Carter, Will Todd, NZ’s own Peter Godfrey, John Rutter, and the inspiring Morten Lauridsen, as well as some familiar carols (yes, you will get the chance to join in).
Then we’ll sing a selection of choruses from Handel’s Messiah. We’ll lift up our heads, sing ‘hallelujah’ and a resounding ‘amen’, among other favourites. We are delighted that soprano Elizabeth Mandeno and tenor Lachlan Craig will add delicious solo arias in amongst the choruses. To our great pleasure, Janet Gibbs, master pianist and organist, will provide musical accompaniment and enhancement. This concert will demonstrate our joy in music and Jenny’s wonderful conducting, and our optimism for the future.