Concerts

The 2018 Concert Season


Grief to Joy: Music for Easter

Saturday 7 April 7:30 pm
Knox Church

CITY CHOIR DUNEDIN
DAVID BURCHELL, conductor
SOLOISTS: Claire Barton (mezzo-soprano), Benjamin Madden (tenor), Malcolm Leitch (bass)
DUNEDIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ensemble
DOUGLAS MEWS, organist

Bach: Cantata 66 Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen
Verdi: Stabat Mater
Finzi: Lo, the full, final sacrifice

MAIN STREET SINGERS
MARK SHAULL, conductor
DIANE KELLER PRATT, organist
The Main Street Singers from Los Altos, California, contributed to the programme of music, as follows:

David Conte: Ave Maria
Z. Randall Stroope: Caritas et Amor
Randall Thompson: Felices Ter
John Bennett: Weep, O Mine Eyes
Hall Johnson: Honor, Honor
Józef Świder: Cantus Gloriosus
Peter Phillips: Surgens Jesu
Flor Peeters: Jubilate Deo, Omnis Terra
Larry Fleming: Ride On, King Jesus!
Alice Parker / Robert Shaw: I Got A Key


Orff: Carmina Burana

Saturday 1 September 7:30 pm
Dunedin Town Hall


CITY CHOIR DUNEDIN
DUNEDIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

This concert is presented by the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marc Taddei.



Jazz Café

Saturday 6 October 7:30 pm
Dunedin Town Hall


DAVID BURCHELL, conductor
CITY CHOIR DUNEDIN
    and FRIENDS

City Choir is letting its hair down with an evening of jazz music from Broadway to Dunedin! We’ll be transforming the Town Hall into a café, complete with two coffee bars, a wine bar and snack bar. There will even be room to dance for those who get moved to do so.

City Choir will perform a selection of jazz standards, as well as Alexander L’Estrange’s quirky Song Cycle: vive la vélorution: songs on the subject of cycling and the great outdoors. It is an exuberant celebration in music both of this most environmentally friendly mode of transport and of the beauty of the countryside. L’Estrange has perfectly captured the euphoria of two-wheel travel for this joyous, uplifting composition which includes an amusing take on the invention of the bicycle, as well as stunning new settings of poetry and arrangements of much-loved songs.

Other Dunedin jazz groups will contribute to the programme. Join us for a relaxed evening of enjoyable jazz - where anything is possible!