Concerts

The 2018 Concert Season


Grief to Joy: Music for Easter

Saturday 7 April 7:30 pm
Knox Church

CITY CHOIR DUNEDIN
DAVID BURCHELL, conductor
SOLOISTS: Claire Barton (mezzo-soprano), Benjamin Madden (tenor), Malcolm Leitch (bass)
DUNEDIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ensemble
DOUGLAS MEWS, organist

Bach: Cantata 66 Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen
Verdi: Stabat Mater
Finzi: Lo, the full, final sacrifice

MAIN STREET SINGERS
MARK SHAULL, conductor
DIANE KELLER PRATT, organist
The Main Street Singers from Los Altos, California, contributed to the programme of music, as follows:

David Conte: Ave Maria
Z. Randall Stroope: Caritas et Amor
Randall Thompson: Felices Ter
John Bennett: Weep, O Mine Eyes
Hall Johnson: Honor, Honor
Józef Świder: Cantus Gloriosus
Peter Phillips: Surgens Jesu
Flor Peeters: Jubilate Deo, Omnis Terra
Larry Fleming: Ride On, King Jesus!
Alice Parker / Robert Shaw: I Got A Key


Orff: Carmina Burana

Saturday 1 September 7:30 pm
Dunedin Town Hall


CITY CHOIR DUNEDIN
DUNEDIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

This concert is presented by the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marc Taddei.


Jazz Café
Big choir! Big band! Big night out!

Saturday 6 October 7 for 7:30 pm
Dunedin Town Hall


City Choir Dunedin, conductor: David Burchell
Sophie Morris
Dunedin City Jazz Orchestra, conductor: Calder Prescott
Café Operana
Southern Youth Choir
Dunedin Youth Jazz Orchestra
Swing Riot Dunedin

Enjoy a relaxing evening of fabulously fizzy and swinging jazz at our café. Watch out for bicycles!

City Choir is letting its hair down with an evening of jazz! Experience the Town Hall decked out as a café with lots of atmosphere and cash bars for coffee, wine and snacks. There will even be room to dance for those who get so moved. You may sit or stand, chat to your neighbour, as you please. Come early to get a good seat and enjoy the pre-show entertainment, from 7 pm, by the Dunedin Youth Jazz Orchestra.

City Choir will perform a selection of jazz standards, as well as Alexander L’Estrange’s quirky Song Cycle: vive la vélorution: songs on the subject of cycling and the great outdoors. It is an exuberant celebration in music of this most environmentally friendly mode of transport. L’Estrange has perfectly captured the euphoria of two-wheel travel for this joyous, uplifting song cycle which includes an amusing take on the invention of the bicycle, as well as stunning new settings of poetry and arrangements of much-loved songs.

City Choir will be accompanied by a jazz quintet and orchestra, while the Swing Riot Dunedin dance group will sizzle on the dance floor and invite you to swing along with them.

This is a general admission, child-friendly, free concert in the Dunedin Town Hall. Suggested koha/donation $10 per person. Seating in the stalls is arranged café style at tables and the usual theatre seating in the gallery will be open.


City Choir Sings Jazz

Saturday 20 October 2:45 pm
Josephine Foyer
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum


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

Hear popular songs like I got rhythm, 'S Wonderful, Moonlight serenade, Tea for two, Smoke gets in your eyes and Let's do it. Also on the programme is three songs from Alexander L'Estrange's Song Cycle: A true love of mine, Buying a cycle and My wheel and I.


Christmas @ Otago Museum

Saturday 22 December 1:00 pm
Otago Museum


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

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