Warkworth’s Kowhai Singers Choir will return in May to perform two exciting concerts. “FesIval Jubilate" will take place at the Leigh Community Hall at 7.30 pm on Friday 28th May, and at the Warkworth Town Hall at 4 pm on Sunday 30th May.
Once again our concert will be under the baton of our Musical Director, Amy CoYngham and she will be assisted on piano by locally acclaimed pianist, Fiona Strathern. The concert will feature another eclectic mix of music selections from modern and sacred Choral to light Classical works. The concert’s namesake is a rousing and joyful LaIn choral composition by David Giardiniere.
Other notable pieces include a living version of the traditional Londonderry Air, Mozart’s dramatic Lacrimosa, and the hauntingly beautiful ‘O Radiant Dawn’ by ScoYsh composer Sir James MacMillan. Also we are delighted to present pieces byNew Zealand composers Jenny McLeod and David Hamilton.
We will finally get the chance to perform several items we started rehearsing over a year ago but couldn't perform due to Covid lockdowns. These pieces include 4 choruses from Johann Strauss’s comic opera Die Fledermaus, a serene selection by Impressionist composer Claude Debussy, and a traditional a capella piece by English Renaissance composer Christopher Tye. We are so enjoying the rehearsal schedules inspired by Amy’s enthusiasm and expertise.
Tickets are available at Briar Rose Flowers in Warkworth and from choir members, and also at the door.