Concerts

The 2020 Concert Season
Songs for Humanity 

Saturday 1 August 5:30 pm
Knox Church

DAVID BURCHELL, conductor
SOLOISTS: Caroline Burchell (soprano), Scott Bezett (baritone)
DUNEDIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

City Choir Dunedin presents a programme of choral music to celebrate peace. Whether it's peace of mind or universal peace you're after, it begins here with the ever-popular Faure Requiem and contemporary works by Peteris Vasks: Dona nobis pacem, Ola Gjeilo: Song of the Universal, and Christopher Marshall: Pastorale. "Peace is liberty in tranquility" said Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC), one of Rome's greatest philosophers.

Ode to Joy

Saturday 22 August 7:30 pm   CANCELLED
Dunedin Town Hall

The Dunedin Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven's mighty Symphony No. 9, ‘Choral’. Regarded by some as one of the supreme achievements in the history of Western music, it is also one of the most performed symphonies in the world. Based on Schiller’s ‘Ode to Joy‘, it finishes with a celebration of the unity of humankind, a theme still topical today. USA-based Gemma New will be the concert conductor. Originally from Christchurch, her short career so far has been most impressive.  Simon O’Neill (originally from Ashburton) is one of the world’s acclaimed tenors, singing on the most prestigious stages around the world, but as the pandemic has curtailed his international performances, Dunedin audiences have the opportunity to experience this superstar in our concert. With him on stage will be some of New Zealand’s leading singers: soprano Anna Leese, alto Kate Webber and bass-baritone Joel Amosa. In the concert’s first half, this fine quartet will perform a variety of arias which are designed to display their superb vocal talents. City Choir Dunedin and the Southern Youth Choir join the DSO on stage for this performance.

Rejoice! Music for Christmas 

Saturday 28 November 7:30 pm
Dunedin Town Hall

DAVID BURCHELL, conductor
SOLOISTS: Lois Johnston (soprano), Caroline Burchell (soprano), Claire Barton (alto), Andrew Grenon (tenor), James Harrison (bass)
DUNEDIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with Helen Webby (harp), Johnny Mottershead (organ)

City Choir Dunedin presents a programme of choral music for the Christmas season. The programme includes Bach's Magnificat, Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols, and Charpentier's Messe de Minuit. City Choir is delighted that the DSO will once again provide the accompaniment.


Christmas Carols @ Otago Museum

Sunday 20 December 2:00 pm
Otago Museum

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

City Choir Dunedin will delight you with an hour-long programme of Christmas music at the Otago Museum. This event is free!
Accompanists: Roland Storm and David Burchell