Monday, January 1, 2007

2007 Concert Season

The Dream of Gerontius.
The Dream of Gerontius.

Friday 16 February 2007, Dunedin Town Hall :: Last Night of the Proms

The Southern Sinfonia presents this annual concert at which the City of Dunedin Choir always provides the choral support. This year's concert features Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, Soprano Emma Fraser, Pianist Stephen Martin, City of Dunedin Choir and St Kilda Brass Band. The Compere is Garrick Tremain and the Conductor is Peter Adams.

The choir performs the Griffiths/Ritchie songs Princess Street and Drums, Drums, Drums from From The Southern Marches, and Benedictus from The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins.

Saturday 24 March 2007, Dunedin Town Hall :: Equator - Circle of Life

The City of Dunedin Choir provides the choral support in the Southern Sinfonia's Southern Pride Concert. The choir opens the concert with O Fortuna from Orff's Carmina Burana, and provides the choral support for soprana Anna Leese in the Intermezzo from Mascagni's Cavaleria Rusticana. The second half of the concert features the City of Dunedin Choir, Soprano Cally Hammond-Tooke and Trevor Coleman's symphony composed for NHNZ's film and presented as Equator - Circle of Life. The conductors are Peter Adams and David Burchell.

May 2007 :: Gloria

Saturday 19 May in the Civic Theatre, Invercargill
Saturday 26 May 2007 in the Dunedin Town Hall
The City of Dunedin Choir teams up with the Invercargill A Capella Singers to perform Gloria by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963), in a concert presented by the Southern Sinfonia with Tecwyn Evans, Conductor, and Emma Fraser, Soprano.

Saturday 8 September 2007, Dunedin Town Hall :: The Dream of Gerontius

The Dream of Gerontius, opus 38, composed by Sir Edward Elgar, is an oratorio based on the poem by Cardinal Henry Newman about a man's journey to death, judgement and beyond. This performance was produced by the City of Dunedin Choir, directed by David Burchell, and marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of Elgar. The Dunedin performance also included the Southern Consort of Voices, the St Paul's Cathedral Choir, Helen Medlyn (mezzo soprano) David Hamilton (tenor) and David Griffiths (bass). The Southern Sinfonia provided the musical support.

Tuesday 11 December 2007, Dunedin Town Hall :: Messiah

Messiah, the oratorio composed by George Frideric Handel in 1741, is his most famous creation and is among the most popular works in the Western choral literature. This performance of Messiah was produced by the City of Dunedin choir directed by David Burchell. Soloists: Anna Leese (soprano), Kate Spence (alto), John Murray (tenor) and David Griffiths (bass). The Southern Sinfonia provided the musical support.

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