New Zealand Youth Choir and Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir feature in the 2013 Auckland Arts Festival

Wednesday, 20 March, 2013

Little Britten

“Auckland Arts Festival 2013 has invited New Zealand's finest choirs to raise the roof of Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral for a special concert on 20 March. Performing an array of choral works by one of the 20th century's leading composers, Benjamin Britten, and conducted by the esteemed Dr Karen Grylls and David Squire, the award-winning Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir and the New Zealand Youth Choir will join forces to mark the centenary of Britten's birth.” Auckland Arts Festival brochure.

Conductors:    Dr Karen Grylls and David Squire
Organist:         James Tibbles

Programme:
A Hymn to the Virgin
Rejoice in the Lamb
Voluntary on Tallis' Lamentations
Prelude and Fugue on theme of Vittoria
Sacred and Profane
Five Flower Songs
Festival Te Deum

Wednesday 20 March, 2013
Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell

 

War Requiem

“Benjamin Britten's magnum opus War Requiem is one of the finest choral and orchestral works of the 20th century… The War Requiem is to be heard in Auckland. Conducted by Eckehard Stier, the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra is joined by fêted Irish soprano Orla Boylan, tenor Timothy Robinson and baritone Ivan Ludlow, plus Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir, New Zealand Youth Choir and a combined children's choir to bring the spirit, genius and force of Britten's masterpiece to the Auckland Town Hall for one tremendous evening.” Auckland Arts Festival brochure.

Saturday, 23 March, 2013
Auckland Town Hall
 

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