Concerts

The 2021 Concert Season 

Celebrating 2021! 

Saturday 20 February 7:30 pm
Dunedin Town Hall

KENNETH YOUNG, conductor
DUNEDIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

This concert, presented by the DSO, will feature two of New Zealand’s acclaimed opera superstars, Simon O’Neill and Anna Leese, in a programme of highlights from: Bizet’s ‘Carmen’, Beethoven’s ‘Fidelio’, Mozart’s ‘Idomeneo’ and Verdi’s ‘Otello’. Simon O’Neill and Anna Leese will be joined by soprano Rhiannon Cooper from the University of Otago, City Choir Dunedin, and leading New Zealand conductor Kenneth Young.


Applaud! Women in Music 

Saturday 29 May 7:30 pm
Knox Church

DAVID BURCHELL, conductor
SOLOISTS: Olivia Pike (soprano), Tessa Romano (mezzo-soprano), Benjamin Madden (tenor)
PIANIST: Sandra Crawshaw

City Choir Dunedin celebrates the contribution to music made by women, sometimes under very difficult circumstances. The programme includes Benjamin Britten’s Hymn to St Cecilia, the patron saint of music. Works by women composers range from the Romantic era – Marianna Martines – to contemporary songs by Rosephanye Powell and New Zealand’s own Felicia Edgecombe. Mrs Edgecombe’s song cycle Shaky Places was first performed in 2015, to wide appeal. 


Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle 

Saturday 9 October 7:30 pm
Knox Church

DAVID BURCHELL, conductor
SOLOISTS: Rebecca Ryan (soprano), Claire Barton (alto), tenor tbc, Federico Freschi (bass)

Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) referred to his Petite Messe Solennelle as the 'last mortal sin of my old age'. Written in 1863 for the Countess Louise Pillet-Will and first performed on 14 March 1864 at the consecration of the Countess' private chapel, the mass is one of Rossini's finest achievements and the outstanding work of his 'retirement'. This magnificent masterpiece of whimsy and joy is neither small, nor solemn!


Handel's Messiah 

Tuesday 7 December 7:30 pm
Dunedin Town Hall

DAVID BURCHELL, conductor
SOLOISTS: Elizabeth Mandeno (soprano), Kate Webber (alto), Lachlan Craig (tenor), Paul Whelan (bass)
DUNEDIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 

Handel’s Messiah is heard around the world during the Christmas season, being greatly appreciated, admired and enjoyed. City Choir Dunedin with soloists and the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Burchell, are pleased to again perform this dramatic and passionate work.


Christmas Carols @ Otago Museum

December (date tbc)
Otago Museum

DAVID BURCHELL, conductor
MARK ANDERSON, assistant conductor
CITY CHOIR DUNEDIN

City Choir Dunedin presents an hour-long programme of Christmas music at the Otago Museum. 
Accompanists: Roland Storm and David Burchell