Sunday, January 1, 2023

2023 Concert Season

Photo: Ian Thomson, August 2020.
Alleluia! Music for Eastertide
Saturday 22 April, 7:30 pm
Knox Church

Conductor: David Burchell
Soloists: Caroline Burchell, Erin Connelly-Whyte, Brendon Shanks, Edward Smith
Dunedin Symphony Orchestra
Presented by City Choir Dunedin

Choral performances at Easter tend to focus on the repertoire inspired by the crucifixion story, but there is a wealth of beautiful music which celebrates Christ’s resurrection, and this was the focus of our April concert. We presented music from across the centuries, including the the première of David Burchell's latest work.

Samuel Scheidt: Surrexit Christus hodie
J.S. Bach: Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4
Josef Rheinberger: Osterhymne, Op. 134
David Burchell: O Sons and Daughters
Telemann: Zwei Jünger gehn nach Emmaus, TVWV 1:1738a
Mozart: Regina Coeli, K. 127

Brahms's Deutsches Requiem, Christchurch
Saturday 19 August
Christchurch Town Hall
Presented by Christchurch City Choir

City Choir Dunedin traveled to Christchurch to join the Christchurch City Choir and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Brahms's Deutsches Requiem and Schicksalslied.

Dunedin Youth Orchestra: Force of Destiny
Friday 15 September
Knox Church
City Choir Dunedin joined the DYO on stage in their concert, performing the second movement from the Brahms Deutsches Requiem, 'Den Alles Fleisch'

Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe, Suite No. 2
Friday 3 November
Dunedin Town Hall
Presented by New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

City Choir Dunedin joined the NZSO in a performance of the Ravel suite, staged in the Dunedin Town Hall. 

Handel's Messiah 
Saturday 25 November, 7:30 pm
Dunedin Town Hall

Conductor: David Burchell
Soloists: Elizabeth Mandeno, Maaike Christie-Beekman, Lachlan Craig, Wade Kernot
Dunedin Symphony Orchestra
Presented by City Choir Dunedin

Handel’s Messiah is heard around the world during the Christmas season, being greatly appreciated, admired and enjoyed. 

Christmas Carols @ Otago Museum
Saturday 23 December, 2:00 pm
Tūhura Otago Museum

David Burchell, conductor
Soloists: Caroline Burchell, Sarah Baird, Ben France-Hudson, Alex McAdam
Mark Anderson, assistant conductor
Roland Storm, pianist
Presented by City Choir Dunedin

Celebrate Christmas with the ringing chords and melodious voices of one of Ōtepoti’s favourite choirs. City Choir Dunedin filled Tūhura Otago Museum's Atrium with their uplifting harmonies. With holiday favourites on the grand piano, and classical choral pieces, this is a festive walk down memory lane and a chance to celebrate the joy and connection of Christmas with your community.

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