Gigout: Grand Choeur Dialogué (soloist: Nicholas Forbes)
Mozart: from "The Magic Flute"
• Aria: O zittre Nicht, mein Lieben Sohn (soloist: Christina Ellison)
• Aria: Dies Bildnis (soloist: Sid Chand)
• Aria: Der Holle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen (soloist: Christina Ellison)
• Aria: Ach ich Fruhls (soloist: Tayla Alexander)
• Aria: Tamino mein! O Welch ein Gluck (soloists: Tayla Alexander & Sid Chand)
Saint-Saëns - Symphony No.3 "Organ Symphony" (soloist: Nicholas Forbes)
The Auckland Youth Orchestra presents an exciting symphony concert series featuring pipe organ and Mozart arias.
Experience the thrill of 75 talented young musicians (ages 16-26) performing together with energy, precision and passion!
Gigout – Grand Choeur Dialogué
The programme opens with this short work, written for the uncommon instrumentation of organ in ‘dialogue’ with a brass ensemble. The majestic style of the theme is bright and rhythmic, and the dialogue steadily intensifies throughout, displaying many of the exciting contrasts available in a large organ.
Mozart – The Magic Flute (overture & selected arias only)
This well-loved opera was premiered just two months before Mozart’s death; it was a hit and was the greatest operatic success of his career. The overture is considered by many to be his greatest and the opera itself contains some of the most exquisite arias Mozart ever wrote. The Queen of the Night’s two coloratura arias dramatically show off the singer’s wide vocal range and agility.
Saint-Saëns - Symphony No.3 "Organ Symphony"
Premiered in London 135 years ago, this symphony was immediately popular and is considered to be a staple work in the orchestral repertoire. Listeners will quickly recognise its most well-known theme in the Finale – it featured in the 1995 movie Babe, and was used in Keeley and Fitzgerald’s 1977 hit record “If I Had Words to Make a Day for You”. Hear the organ rumble!