With works by Mozart, Bruckner and Parry. The Central Otago Regional Choir is conducted by Alison Frude with special guests Kemp English on organ and Yuka Eguchi on Violin.
Enthralling performances by world renowned organist Kemp English and virtuoso violinist Yuka Eguchi will be highlights. Kemp, in his dual role as soloist and the choir’s accompanist, returns to Central Otago after a year’s absence and is joined by a special guest artist, Yuka Eguchi, the Assistant Concertmaster of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Together they will perform a selection of stunning and unforgettable music written for violin and organ.
The concert features several choral masterpieces, opening with Parry’s celebrated setting of Psalm 122. Who could forget the magnificent organ introduction or the choir’s energetic affirmation of the opening words, “I was glad.” Two of Bruckner’s most sublime motets follow, transporting listeners to a world of exquisite beauty. Then in the second half of the concert, experience the unique magic of Mozart in a performance of his most popular “Coronation” Mass K317 with its rich tapestry of deeply personal emotions and exuberant joy. Written for choir and soloists, the solo vocal parts will be sung, as they would have been originally, by a quartet of talented singers from within the choir. Many of you will know some people here: Liivi Hess (soprano), Rachel Ross (alto), Alan Dunbar (tenor) and Gavin Jack (bass). The conductor for this concert series will be Alison Frude, as she steps out from her familiar role of chorister and rehearsal pianist.
Please note that for this concert series the Friday concert (29 November) is in ARROWTOWN (not Queenstown).
It's a concert series full of surprises! Join us for this celebration of music at its best!
At the Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall, 7.30pm, Friday 29 November, 2019.
16 Apr 2020
27 Oct 2019
03 Oct 2019
08 Dec 2019
27 Oct 2019
07 Dec 2019
10 Oct 2019
11 Dec 2019
29 Nov 2019
26 Nov 2019
16 Nov 2019
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