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NZ Barok Celebrating 20 Years 2004-2024


St. Luke's Church, Remuera, Auckland


Oct 19 2024


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

NZ Barok celebrating 20 years 2004-2024 

Celebrate the magnificent milestone of NZ Barok’s 20th anniversary with us! Join in the joyous revelry as we present a curated selection of our favourite baroque pieces, showcasing the brilliance of early music from over the past two decades of our performances. Immerse yourself in the enchanting compositions of Brescianello, Geminiani, Telemann, Avison, Rameau, Boyce, and Vivaldi, as we weave a musical tapestry full of elegance, energy, and contrast. Our birthday concert will feature soloists Jessica Shaw (recorder), Ben Hoadley (bassoon), and Greta Claringbould (soprano), adding their exceptional talents to make this celebration truly celebratory.

Programme Highlights:

  • Brescianello, Sinfonia Nr. 1 in D major
  • Geminiani, Concerto Grosso, Op. 3, Nr. 3 in E minor
  • Telemann, Concerto for recorder and bassoon in F major TWV 52:F1
  • Avison, Concerto Grosso Nr. 5 in D major, after Scarlatti
  • Rameau, extracts from Suite Les Indes Galantes
  • Boyce, Symphony Nr 1. in B flat major

NZ Barok breathes life into timeless 18th century compositions with authentic instruments and period playing styles. The unique and cohesive sound of NZ Barok has been described as a “sound-fest ‘par excellence'” by Rainer Buhmann of New Zealand Opera News. Tony Ryan from RNZ Concert praises our performances as “authentic, classy, and spirited.

Join us for an evening of musical beauty that promises to be a testament to our twenty years of dedication to the performance of baroque music.

NZ Barok thanks Dame Jenny Gibbs and Friends of NZ Barok for their support.

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