Dec
09

Handel's Messiah

Michael Fowler Centre 7:30pm - 10:00pm

The Orpheus Choir is delighted to partner with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra to present Handel’s

Since its premiere over two centuries ago, hardly a Christmas has gone by without a performance of George Frederic Handel’s magnificent Messiah.

While that first performance used only 24 singers, Handel’s music becomes truly resplendent when gifted grander forces. Conductor Brett Weymark’s massed choir performances of Messiah often contain more than 400 singers and are a highlight of the Sydney music calendar. This Christmas, Maestro Weymark will unite the NZSO and the mighty Orpheus Choir to perform Handel on a dazzling scale.

Such glory requires soloists of the highest order. Australian soprano Celeste Lazarenko is renowned for her ‘electrifying’ performances, while her fellow Australian, the Wagnerian mezzo-soprano Deborah Humble, is a vocal powerhouse. Kiwi tenor Jonathan Abernethy is an emerging international opera superstar and Mobil Song Quest winner Jared Holt is a bass of pedigree and power.

Brett Weymark: Conductor

Celeste Lazarenko: Soprano

Deborah Humble: Mezzo-Soprano

Robert MacFarlane; Tenor

Jared Holt: Bass

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Jan
01

Orpheus Choir 2018 Subscription Series

Wellington Cathedral of St Paul 12:00am

Buy your two concert subscription & save! 

Building on the success of its 2017 Subscription Series, The Orpheus Choir of Wellington is delighted to present two superb concerts in 2018.

First up is a unique performance of Duruflé’s divine Requiem presented in association with the New Zealand School of Music. The full orchestral version will be performed, featuring soloists Jenny Wollerman and James Clayton. The Requiem transports us to a place of transcendent beauty, contrasting brilliantly with the other major work in the concert, Dvorak’s joyous and exuberant Te Deum.

The second concert features some of the world’s most glorious Christmas Music with the centre work being John Rutter’s Magnificat. Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols, a richly textured arrangement of three traditional English folk songs will also feature and the concert will end with a rousing rendition of Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus!

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May
26

Duruflé Requiem

Wellington Cathedral of St Paul 7:30pm - 10:00pm

This is a unique performance of Duruflé’s divine Requiem presented in association with the New Zealand School of Music. The full orchestral version will be performed, featuring soloists Jenny Wollerman and James Clayton. The Requiem transports us to a place of transcendent beauty, contrasting brilliantly with the other major work in the concert, Dvorak’s joyous and exuberant Te Deum.

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Nov
24

Carol of the Bells

Wellington Cathedral of St Paul 7:30pm - 10:00pm

The second concert in our 2018 subscription series features some of the world’s most glorious Christmas Music with the centre work being John Rutter’s Magnificat. Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols, a richly textured arrangement of three traditional English folk songs will also feature and the concert will end with a rousing rendition of Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus!

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