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Visions of Heaven 
Presented by City Choir Dunedin 
Friday 28 June 2024, 5:30 pm 
St Paul’s Cathedral

City Choir Dunedin, guided by conductor David Burchell, is known for performing classics of the repertoire as well as major new compositions by New Zealand composers. This concert on Matariki evening Friday 28 June will feature well-known organist Jeremy Woodside.

The “Visions of Heaven” concert forms part of the New Zealand Organ Association Festival at Matariki weekend, Thursday 27 to Sunday 30 June 2024.

The theme of the festival, “Rising Stars”, is echoed in the “Visions of Heaven” performance of 19th to 21st century repertoire. This concert will show the St Paul’s Cathedral organ in one of the key roles for which it was designed – the accompaniment of choral music.

Being Matariki, a heavenly theme is appropriate. Three anthems with depictions of a Christian heaven, simultaneously providing a prominent role for the organ, are included. These anthems are complemented by three pieces on the theme of the celestial heavens: stars, with one of these pieces composed by Aucklander Chris Artley specifically reflecting on the Matariki constellation. The choral items will be interspersed with organ solo pieces with heavenly titles.

Don't miss this opportunity to witness a celestial musical experience!

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