2021

Hark, Sweet Music (Cancelled)

13 November - 14 November 2021
Handel's 'Water Music' and Purcell's 'Fairy-Queen"

The health and welfare of our audience, musicians and communities is of the utmost importance to NZ Barok. As a result of the current Covid-19 lockdown in Auckland, NZ Barok has decided to effectively cancel the Hark, Sweet Music concerts Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th November 2021 with the hope of hosting the concert in October next year as part of a fresh 2022 NZ Barok Season. We thank you for your ongoing support, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

CANCELLED Saturday 13th Nov 2021 – 7.30pm St Luke’s Church, 130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland

CANCELLED Sunday 14th Nov 2021 – 2.00pm St Luke’s Church, 130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland

Music fit for Kings and Queens, Handel’s glorious Water Music and Purcell’s sparkling Fairy-Queen will entrance and entertain. Don’t miss the chance to hear these masterworks in all their shining glory on baroque instruments.

NZ Barok thanks Auckland Council,  Radio NZ Concert, Perpetual Guardian, Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa, Dragon Community Trust, Dame Jenny Gibbs, Pub Charity, Four Winds Foundation, Athena Trust,  and Anonymous for their generous support of NZ Barok.

 


Baby Baroque Free Kids’ Concert, GAPA, Hamilton

25 July 2021
"A Magical Day with Ruby May!" Join NZ Barok and Friends for a free, fun, dynamic one-hour concert for children aged 0-6 years.

Sunday 25th July 2021, 10.30am-11.30am, Te Whare Tapere Iti, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts (GAPA), Hamilton

Check out our Baby Baroque Video!

Join NZ Barok to hear the story of Ruby May, a little girl with a big imagination. Introduce the children in your lives to the beautiful sounds of baroque music! Wave a scarf to a minuet, shake a shaker to a march and enjoy a happy music-filled hour. This concert is most suitable for children aged 0-6 years. NZ Barok would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of this free event: Creative Waikato, The Lion Foundation, GAPA, KBB Music, Westee’s Design, the Sutton Family and NZ Barok supporters.

 


Baby Baroque Free Kids’ Concert, GAPA, Hamilton

25 July 2021
"Come Play Ruby May!" Join NZ Barok and Friends for a free, fun, dynamic one-hour concert for children aged 0-6 years.

Sunday 25th July 2021, 2.30pm-3.30pm, Te Whare Tapere Iti, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts (GAPA), Hamilton

Check out our Baby Baroque Video!

Join NZ Barok to hear the story of Ruby May and her little brother Tamati, two tamariki with big imaginations. Introduce the children in your lives to the beautiful sounds of baroque music! Wave a scarf to a minuet, shake a shaker to a march and enjoy a happy music-filled hour. This concert is most suitable for children aged 0-6 years.

NZ Barok would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of this free event: Creative Waikato, The Lion Foundation, GAPA, KBB Music, Westee’s Design, the Sutton Family and NZ Barok supporters.


Baby Baroque Free Kids’ Concert Te Tuhi, Pakuranga, Auckland

24 July 2021
"A Magical Day with Ruby May!" Join NZ Barok and Friends for a free, fun, dynamic one-hour concert for children aged 0-6 years.

Saturday 24th July 2021, 10.30am-11.30am, Te Tuhi, Pakuranga, Auckland

Join NZ Barok to hear the story of Ruby May, a little girl with a big imagination. Introduce the children in your lives to the beautiful sounds of baroque music! Wave a scarf to a minuet, shake a shaker to a march and enjoy a happy music-filled hour. This concert is most suitable for children aged 0-6 years. NZ Barok would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of this free event: Auckland Council Regional Arts and Culture, Auckland Council Creative Communities NZ,  Te Tuhi Arts Centre, The Athena Trust, Westee’s Design, KBB Music, NZ Barok supporters and the Sutton family.

Watch our Baby Baroque video!


Baby Baroque Free Kids’ Concert! OMAC, Otara

24 July 2021
"Come Play Ruby May!" Join NZ Barok and Friends for a free, fun, dynamic one-hour concert for children aged 0-6 years.

Saturday 24th July, 2.30pm-3.30pm,  Otara Music and Arts Centre (OMAC), Otara

Watch our Baby Baroque Video!

Join NZ Barok to hear the story of Ruby May and her little brother Tamati, two tamariki with big imaginations. Introduce the children in your lives to the beautiful sounds of baroque music! Wave a scarf to a minuet, shake a shaker to a march and enjoy a happy music-filled hour. This concert is most suitable for children aged 0-6 years.

NZ Barok would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of this free event: Auckland Council Regional Arts and Culture, Auckland Council Creative Communities NZ, Otara Music and Arts Centre, The Athena Trust, Westee’s Design, KBB Music, NZ Barok supporters and the Sutton family.


Handel + Bach

13 June 2021
with Scholars Baroque Aotearoa and NZ Barok

Sunday 13th June – 2.30pm at All Saints Anglican Church, Matamata

A concert confection of joyful motets BWV 230 and BWV 231 from the undisputed giant of the German Baroque, J.S.Bach followed by G.F.Handel’s Chandos Anthems 8 and 9 .

Experience the composers’ command and control of harmony that produces such entrancing choral music.

Concert door cash only sales will also be available on event day. From 45 minutes prior to concert start time until sold out.


Handel + Bach

12 June 2021
with Scholars Baroque Aotearoa and NZ Barok

Saturday 12th June – 7.30pm at St. Mary’s Immaculate Church, Elizabeth street, Tauranga

A concert confection of joyful motets BWV 230 and BWV 231 from the undisputed giant of the German Baroque, J.S.Bach followed by G.F.Handel’s Chandos Anthems 8 and 9 .

Experience the composers’ command and control of harmony that produces such entrancing choral music.

Concert door cash only sales will also be available on event day. From 45 minutes prior to concert start time until sold out.


Viva Vivaldi!

01 May - 02 May 2021
Musical travels in baroque Italy

Dear 2020 subscribers and ticket holders. Your subscription and tickets are still valid for 2021.

Join NZ Barok in May 2021 as the full orchestra and guest vocalists create a sumptuous concert of Italian music by Corelli and Vivaldi including Vivaldi’s famous Gloria for voices, strings, and trumpets.

Featuring sopranos Jayne Tankersley and Rowena Simpson, altos Helen Acheson and Jessica Wells, tenors Jack Timings and Sid Chand and basses Chalium Poppy and Alex Matangi.

Saturday 1 May 2021 – 7.30pm St Luke’s Church, 130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland

Sunday 2 May 2021 – 2.00pm St Luke’s Church, 130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland

NZ Barok thanks Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa, Auckland Council, Dragon Community Trust, Pub Charity, Dame Jenny Gibbs and Anonymous  for their generous support of NZ Baroks’ 2021 Subscription Series.


Beethoven Eroica Quintet premiere performance

13 March 2021
Quintet arrangement of Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony - Players from NZ Barok

For Beethoven’s 250th IAML NZ and players from NZ Barok present a free workshop/performance of this newly recovered Beethoven manuscript.

Sat, 13 March 2021 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM NZDT , The MacLaurin Chapel 18 Princes Street, Auckland

Violins: Amelia Giles, Dr. Graham McPhail  Violas: Wen Chuan Lin, Alison Salmons  Cello :Helen Brinkman

A group of music librarians and musicologists are bringing #BTHVN2020 back to life with a world premiere workshop performance from a recently discovered manuscript of a Beethoven quintet arrangement.

Housed in Special Collections in the University of Auckland’s General Library, this quintet arrangement of Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony is believed to date from 1810-1820. The manuscript set consists of four parts – one part was lost at some stage in the past – and was bound into volumes with published string arrangements of Beethoven symphonies and forgotten for some 200 years.

Very little is known yet about the history of the manuscript itself. Experts from Beethoven-Haus in Bonn confirm that the handwriting does not match any known copyist or arranger from Vienna at that period. It is also not in Beethoven’s hand, although he was known to have taken a close interest in the production of arrangements of his music.

Dr Nancy November, from the University of Auckland’s School of Music, who has been editing the manuscript for the performance, describes the huge production of arrangements during this period as akin to spin-offs. “Arrangements of large-scale works like symphonies were highly popular in Beethoven’s day and an important means of disseminating music to a wide audience before the days of regular public concerts and before the era of the gramophone.”

Presented by Dr November, with players from NZ Barok, and the New Zealand Branch of the International Association of Music Libraries, (IAML NZ) one movement of this work was heard for the first time in 200 years at a music librarian’s conference at Auckland City Libraries in Nov 2020. This free public workshop and performance of the entire work is being sponsored by The Nicholas Tarling Charitable Trust.


2020

Corban Arts Estate Chamber Music Series: 4 – Quartets – Henderson

09 August 2020
Music by Mozart and Boccherini

NB: Corban “4” Quartets  that was originally on Sunday 29th March took place on Sunday 9th August at 2pm. 

Old St. Michael’s Church, 2 Mount Lebanon Lane, Henderson Auckland

Old St Michael’s Church in the Corban Estate provides an intimate setting with a perfect acoustic for a one-hour concert of elegant, easy listening classical music. Join NZ Barok musicians as they perform and talk about the music and the 18th century instruments they play. “If God wanted to speak to men through music, He would do it with the oeuvres of Haydn, but if He himself wished to listen to music, He would choose Boccherini” (Jean-Baptiste Cartier 1765-1841). Sparkling and elegant music by Mozart and Boccherini will delight in this programme of classical quartets. Join NZ Barok players Graham McPhail (violin), Amelia Giles (violin), Alison Salmons (viola) and Helen Brinkman (cello) with guest Sally Tibbles (flute).


2019

Handel’s Messiah – Tauranga

07 December 2019
with Scholars Baroque Aotearoa chamber choir and NZ Barok

NZ Barok performed with Scholars Baroque Aotearoa chamber choir for their 5th annual performance of Handel’s Messiah! This baroque-inspired performance seeks to recreate Handel’s original sound for small chamber choir and orchestra and featured a stunning, all-new line up of New Zealand soloists:

Soprano: Greta Claringbould, Alto: Laura Funaki, Tenor: Jeandré Le Roux, Bass: James Harrison

7th December 2019, St Mary’s Catholic Church, Tauranga, 7:30pm


The Enchanted Forest – Takapuna and Remuera

08 November - 10 November 2019
Descriptive Music from the Baroque by Lully, Williams, Geminiani, Telemann, Biber, Rebel, and Rameau

Friday 8 November 2019 – 7.30pm
St George’s Presbyterian Church, 2 The Terrace, Takapuna, Auckland

Saturday 9 November 2019 – 7.30pm
St Luke’s Church, 130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland

Sunday 10 November 2019 – 2.00pm
St Luke’s Church, 130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland

What does Don Quixote fighting a windmill sound like? How did Biber write polytonality two centuries before it was invented? Hear the comic, the crazy, and the sublime in this programme of evocative baroque music.

NZ Barok presents an inspiring and unforgettable programme of descriptive music from the Baroque period. Baroque recorders, theorbo, baroque guitar and percussion will join the strings of NZ Barok to bring these pieces of musical genius to life in all their foot-tapping and astonishingly expressive glory.

NZ Barok thanks Four Winds Foundation, Pub Charity, Foundation North, Dragon Community Trust, The Wallace Arts Foundation, Dame Jenny Gibbs and The Stout Trust for their support.


Midwinter Melodies – Alberton

18 August 2019
A Baroque Parlour Concert with soprano Rowena Simpson and Players from NZ Barok (Miranda Hutton, Janne Ensor, Wen Chuan Lin, Helen Brinkman)

Following a sold out performance at Alberton last year, players from NZ Barok return for this delightful, light-hearted one hour concert, presenting an assortment of Baroque musical gems with a touch of history.

For this one-off concert, musicians Miranda Hutton, Janne Ensor, Wen Chuan Lin and Helen Brinkman will be joined by special guest soprano Rowena Simpson.

Rowena studied baroque singing in the Netherlands after graduating in musicology at the NZ School of Music. She worked with early music ensembles in Europe for six years before returning to Wellington where she enjoys a career performing as a soloist and ensemble singer.

A Sunday afternoon outing for all ages, the concert will feature a sumptuous selection of music including Handel, Monteclair and Scarlatti. Tickets include drinks & canapes served from 4pm.


Baby Baroque Free Kids’ Concert – Kerikeri

27 July 2019
A Magical Day with Ruby May!

Saturday 27 July 10.30-11.30AM Kerikeri Baptist Church, 41 Hobson Avenue, Kerikeri, Northland

NZ Barok and friends invite you to a free, fun, dynamic one hour concert especially for children!

Free Tickets will be available at the door!!

Join NZ Barok to hear the story of Ruby May, a little girl with a big imagination. Introduce the children in your lives to the beautiful sounds of baroque music! Wave a scarf to a minuet, shake a shaker to a march and enjoy a happy music-filled hour.

This concert is most suitable for children aged 0-6 years.

NZ Barok would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of this free event: Foundation North, Kerikeri Baptist Church, The Wallace Foundation, Dame Jenny Gibbs, Name It Labels, Westee’s Design, MusicWorks, KBB Music, The Sutton Family, NZ Barok supporters and Anonymous.

 


Baby Baroque Free Kids’ Concert – Kaitaia

27 July 2019
A Magical Day with Ruby May!

 Saturday 27 July, 2.30-3.30pm, Te Ahu Centre Atrium, cnr South Rd and Matthews Ave, Kaitaia, Northland

Join NZ Barok and friends to hear the story of Ruby May, a little girl with a big imagination. Introduce the children in your lives to the beautiful sounds of baroque music! Wave a scarf to a minuet, shake a shaker to a march and enjoy a happy music-filled hour.

This concert is suitable for children aged 0-6 years.

Limited free tickets will be available at the door!

NZ Barok would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of this free event: Te Hiku Community Board, Foundation North, Te Ahu, Whina Te Whiu, The Wallace Foundation, Dame Jenny Gibbs, Name It Labels, Westee’s Design, MusicWorks, KBB Music, The Sutton Family, NZ Barok supporters.

 


Baby Baroque Free Kids’ Concert – Manurewa

13 July 2019
A Magical Day with Ruby May!

Saturday 13 July 10.30-11.30am Nathan homestead, 70 Hill Road, Manurewa, auckland

NZ Barok and friends invite you to a free, fun, dynamic one hour concert especially for children!

Join NZ Barok to hear the story of Ruby May, a little girl with a big imagination. Introduce the children in your lives to the beautiful sounds of baroque music! Wave a scarf to a minuet, shake a shaker to a march and enjoy a happy music-filled hour.

This concert is most suitable for children aged 0-6 years. Bookings essential!

NZ Barok would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of this free event: The Southern Trust, Foundation North, Auckland Council, Manurewa Local Board, The Wallace Foundation, Dame Jenny Gibbs, Nathan Homestead, Name It Labels, Westee’s Design, MusicWorks, KBB Music, The Sutton Family, NZ Barok supporters.

 


Baby Baroque Free Kids’ Concert – Otara

13 July 2019
A Magical Day with Ruby May!

Saturday 13 July 2.30-3.30PM

Otara Music Arts Centre (OMAC), CNR of Newbury Street and bairds Rd, Otara, auckland

NZ Barok and friends invite you to a free, fun, dynamic one hour concert especially for children!

Join NZ Barok to hear the story of Ruby May, a little girl with a big imagination. Introduce the children in your lives to the beautiful sounds of baroque music! Wave a scarf to a minuet, shake a shaker to a march and enjoy a happy music-filled hour.

This concert is most suitable for children aged 0-6 years.

NZ Barok would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of this free event: The Southern Trust, Foundation North, Auckland Council, Otara/Papatoetoe Local Board, The Wallace Foundation, Dame Jenny Gibbs, Otara Music and Arts Centre, Name It Labels, Westee’s Design, MusicWorks, KBB Music, The Sutton Family, NZ Barok supporters.

 


Baby Baroque Free Kids’ Concert – Remuera

12 July 2019
Come Play Ruby May!

Friday 12 July 10.30-11.30am St. Luke’s Church, Remuera, AUCKLAND

NZ Barok and friends invite you to a free, fun, dynamic one hour concert especially for children!

The story of Ruby May continues with her little brother Tamati joining in the fun! Introduce the children in your lives to the beautiful sounds of baroque music. Wave a scarf to a minuet, shake a shaker to a march and enjoy a happy music-filled hour.

This concert is suitable for children aged 0-6 years. Bookings essential!

NZ Barok would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of this free event: Foundation North, Auckland Council, The Wallace Foundation, Dame Jenny Gibbs, The Community of St. Luke, Name It Labels, Westee’s Design, MusicWorks, KBB Music, The Sutton Family, NZ Barok supporters.

 


Baby Baroque Free Kids’ Concert – Takapuna

12 July 2019
Come Play Ruby May!

Friday 12 July 2.30-3.30Pm St. George’s Presbyterian Church, Takapuna, NORTH SHORE

NZ Barok and friends invite you to a free, fun, dynamic one hour concert especially for children!

The story of Ruby May continues with her little brother Tamati joining in the fun! Introduce the children in your lives to the beautiful sounds of baroque music. Wave a scarf to a minuet, shake a shaker to a march and enjoy a happy music-filled hour.

This concert is suitable for children aged 0-6 years. Bookings essential!

NZ Barok would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of this free event: Foundation North, Auckland Council, Devonport/Takapuna Local Board, The Wallace Foundation, Dame Jenny Gibbs, St. George’s Presbyterian Church, Name It Labels, Westee’s Design, MusicWorks, KBB Music, The Sutton Family, NZ Barok supporters.

 


Beauty and Brilliance – Takapuna and Remuera

03 May - 05 May 2019
Early Classical Music for Strings by Mozart, Stamitz and Dittersdorf (Soloist Eric Scholes - Double Bass NZ)

Friday 3 May 2019, 7.30pm – St. George’s Presbyterian Church, 2 The Terrace, Takapuna, Auckland

Saturday 4 May 2019 – 7.30pm – St Luke’s Church, 130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland

Sunday 5 May 2019 – 2.00pm – St Luke’s Church, 130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland

Hot on the heels of NZ Barok’s Mozart CD comes a programme of beautiful and brilliant classical music for strings. Join NZ Barok for the launch of our 15th Birthday concert with music from the Mozart dynasty, Stamitz, and Dittersdorf and featuring our very own double bassist Eric Scholes performing a concerto.

Orchestral musician, bassist and baroque specialist Eric Scholes returned to NZ after several years in the USA and Europe. Eric currently divides his time between performing with the Auckland Chamber Orchestra, the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Blackbird Ensemble and a nine-piece soul outfit Mister Speaker. Eric’s move towards historical double bass performance was sparked when he first began playing with NZ Barok in 2014 and was followed by studies in viola da gamba and violone in the USA, Canada, Italy and The Netherlands.

NZ Barok thanks Pub Charity, Auckland Council, The Four Winds Foundation, Dragon Community Trust, The Wallace Arts Foundation, Dame Jenny Gibbs and Stout Trust for their support

 

 


2018

Handel’s Messiah – Tauranga

24 November 2018

St Mary Immaculate Elizabeth Street, Tauranga

Now an annual tradition, NZ Barok and the Scholars Pro Musica Choir conducted by Chalium Poppy present their much-anticipated performance of this seasonal favourite. This performance seeks to recreate Handel’s original sound for small chamber choir and chamber orchestra and will feature a fantastic line up of New Zealand soloists. Mr. Handel makes his annual appearance to conduct the Scholars and NZ Barok.


The Splendour of Venice – Auckland & Christchurch

05 October - 07 October 2018
with James Bush (cello)

Unlock the secrets of Venice!

Friday 5 October – 7.30pm St Peter’s Anglican Church, 11 Killarney Street, Takapuna, Auckland

Saturday 6 October – 7.30pm St. Luke’s Church, 130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland

Sunday 7 October – 2.00pm St. Luke’s Church, 130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland

Tuesday 16 October – 7.30pm The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts, Christchurch

Witness the verve, style, and fireworks of cello concerti by Vivaldi and Platti. Baroque cellist James Bush joins NZ Barok to take you on a trip to the magical world of Venetian baroque music.

Winner of the TVNZ Young Musicians Competition and the National Concerto Competition of New Zealand, James has worked regularly with many of Europe’s leading baroque orchestras including Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Concerto Köln and as principal cello of Al Ayre Español. He has also collaborated with renowned dance company Sasha Waltz and Guests, performing from the Bach cello suites in 50 performances worldwide of the work Gezeiten.

NZ Barok would like to thank Auckland Council, Foundation North, The Wallace Foundation, The Southern Trust, Four Winds Foundation and Dame Jenny Gibbs for their support.

NZ Barok would like to thank Christopher’s Classics and The Southern Trust for their support.


Crowns & Kings – Tauranga

25 August 2018
Handel's "Dixit Dominus" and "Coronation Anthems"

Saturday 25th August  7.30pm – 9.00PM St Mary’s Catholic Church, Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty

The Scholars bring back NZ Barok for this performance of Handel’s “Dixit Dominus” and “Coronation Anthems” which bookend the great baroque master’s career. Written in 1707 while just a fearless student in Italy, “Dixit Dominus” is full of the energy, creativity and the vision of the young man. By contrast, the “Coronation Anthems” show the seasoned composer’s gift for grand ceremonial music. Written for the Coronation of George II, they constitute Handel’s first royal commission in England. So popular is the first anthem, “Zadok the Priest” that it has been performed at the coronation of every British monarch since its composition.


Melody & Musings – Alberton

29 July 2018
A Baroque Parlour Concert with players from NZ Barok: Graham McPhail, Fiona Haughton, Alison Salmons and Helen Brinkman

Sunday 29th July, 4.30pm-6.00pm, ALBERTON

A midwinter treat! Step back in time at historic Alberton for this intimate afternoon soirée, suitable for the whole family, harking back to Alberton’s heyday when the house was alive with guests and music performed by family, friends and invited musicians. In the sumptuous Victorian ballroom, players from NZ Barok present an assortment of baroque musical gems with a touch of history in this light-hearted one hour concert.

Featuring music by Purcell, Vivaldi, Boyce, Sammartini and Bach, the programme has been curated with a general audience in mind and would be a lovely entrée for those unfamiliar with orchestral music. The players will introduce you to the Baroque style, its instruments and key composers, peppered with anecdotes from history. Refreshments will be served on arrival and tickets include entry to the house. Come along earlier to explore this fascinating homestead built in 1863. Children are welcome. Dress up and make an afternoon of it! The performers have generously donated their time in this fundraiser for Alberton and Heritage New Zealand.

 


Baby Baroque Free Kids’ Concerts – Remuera & Takapuna

14 July 2018
A Magical Day with Ruby May!

A free, fun, dynamic one hour concert especially for children!

Saturday 14 July 10.30-11.30am St. Luke’s Church, Remuera   2.30-3.30pm St Peter’s Anglican Church, Takapuna

Introduce the children in your lives to the beautiful sounds of baroque music! Join NZ Barok and friends for a free, fun, dynamic one hour concert especially for children. Wave a scarf to a minuet, shake a shaker to a march and enjoy a happy music-filled hour. The concert is aimed at children aged 0-6.

NZ Barok would like to thank Auckland Council, Devonport-Takapuna Local Board, Dame Jenny Gibbs, The Sutton Family, Name It, The Violin Workshop, iTICKET,  The Wallace Foundation and MusicWorks for their support of these FREE events.


Bach Unplugged – Remuera

05 May - 06 May 2018

Saturday 5 May – 7.30pm Sunday 6 May – 2.00pm St. Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

J.S.Bach (1685-1750)

Ouverture Nr. 3 in D major BWV 1068

Concerto for harpsichord and strings in d minor BWV 1052

Sinfonia for flute and strings from Cantata BWV 209

Aria from St Matthew Passion (BWV 224), Ebarme dich, mein Gott – Graham McPhail & Miranda Hutton, solo violins

Chorale from St Matthew Passion

Aria from St Matthew Passion Mache dich, mein Herze rein – Helen Brinkman – solo cello

Brandenburg Concerto Nr. 5 for harpsichord, flute, violin, and strings BWV 1050

NZ Barok wishes to thank the following sponsors for their support:

Stout Trust, Auckland Council, Foundation North, Pub Charity, Four Winds Foundation, The Wallace Foundation and Dame Jenny Gibbs


2017

Music Encounter – Auckland Art Gallery

17 December 2017
Players from NZ Barok: Miranda Hutton, Graham McPhail, Alison Salmons and Helen Brinkman with flautist Sally Tibbles

12.00 pm Noon Mackelvie gallery – mezzanine level  Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. 

J Haydn, String Quartet Op. 1 No. 3 in D major

WA Mozart, Flute Quartet No. 3 in C Major

L Boccherini, String Quartet Op. 10 No. 2 in D minor

Highlights from Mozart’s “Magic Flute” in an original arrangement for flute quartet from 1799


Handel’s Messiah – Tauranga

02 December 2017

St Mary’s Immaculate Church, Cameron Road/First Avenue, Tauranga

Conductor: Chalium Poppy Soprano: Gina Sanders Alto: Elisha Hulton Tenor: Iain Tetley Bass: Tavis Gravatt

Back by popular demand, Scholars Pro Musica presents Handel’s greatest oratorio and seasonal favourite, Messiah. A musical drama like no other, Messiah is famous the world over. No other choral work has received such wide acclaim and universal acceptance. A timeless masterpiece, Messiah demands something of all who hear it as we strive to make sense of the world in which we live.

Scholars Pro Musica is one of New Zealand’s leading baroque chamber choirs. Together with NZ Barok, New Zealand’s only professional baroque orchestra, they deliver a highly stylised performance of his work – the way Handel himself would have envisioned it.

NZ Barok wishes to thank Stout Trust for their support.


A Room with a View – Mt Eden

27 October 2017
Players from NZ Barok: Miranda Hutton, Graham McPhail, Alison Salmons and Helen Brinkman with flautist Sally Tibbles

Mt Eden Village Centre Historic Church, Auckland

J Haydn, String Quartet Op. 1 No. 3 in D major

WA Mozart, Flute Quartet No. 3 in C Major

L Boccherini, String Quartet Op. 10 No. 2 in D minor

Highlights from Mozart’s “Magic Flute” in an original arrangement for flute quartet from 1799

Interviews

RNZ Concert FM Upbeat: The intimate setting of Chamber Music (26 Oct 2017)

New Zealand Business Review: Boutique chamber music festival in Mt Eden

Eden Arts


Spring in the Air – Remuera

09 September - 10 September 2017
with Lucinda Moon (violin, Australia)

St. Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

G Giacomelli Sinfonia in G major from Merope

A Vivaldi, Concerto in A minor for violin Op.3 Nr.6

A Corelli, Concerto Grosso in F major Op. 6 Nr.2

J S Bach, Concerto in E major for violin BWV 1042

A Vivaldi, Concerto in E major for violin, Spring, Op 8. Nr. 1

A Vivaldi, Concerto in A minor for two violins Op.3 Nr. 8

INTERVIEWS

RNZ Concert FM Upbeat: Spring in the air (Interview with Lucinda Moon) 4th September 2017

Under the Radar: Spring in the Air


Baroque Discovery

22 July 2017

St. Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

Join us for a free concert including Bach’s Air on a G string and Pachelbel’s Canon as well as works by Mozart, Corelli and Boyce. Come and find out more about our instruments and how and why we play them the way we do.  Get up close and personal with NZ Barok. This one hour free concert will showcase our instruments, the special colours they make, and the beautiful music they create. The concert will be followed by a chance to talk to the musicians themselves and take a closer look at their instruments.


Autumn Notes – Remuera

06 May - 07 May 2017
with Melissa Farrow (flute, Australia)

St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

GB Sammartini, Sinfonia in G major

CF Abel, Concerto in G major for flute (Knape 50)

WF Bach, Sinfonia in D Minor BR-WFB C7

FJ Haydn, Symphony Quintetto after Symphony No. 94 in G major ‘Surprise’,

arranged by JP Salomon for flute, strings and keyboard ad libitum (1798)

W Boyce, Symphony Op. 2 No. 1 in B flat major

Interviews

Stuff.co.nz: International flute player reunites with former teacher after 21 years (Hugh Collins 3 May 2017)

RNZ Concert FM Upbeat:  Kiwi period flutist returns home  (4 May 2017)


2016

Galant Delights – Howick & Remuera

03 November - 06 November 2016
with Rachael Beesley (violin, Australia)

3 November, All Saints, Howick, Auckland

5-6 November, St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

GB Sammartini, Overture for strings in F major (Op. 10 No. 5)

EF Dall’Abaco, Concerto grosso in D major (Op. 5 No. 6)

GB Sammartini, Concerto Grosso in A minor (Op. 5 No. 4)

MR de Lalande, “Les fontaines de Versailles” Chaconne

EF Dall’Abaco, Overture in B flat major (Op. 5 No. 6)

M Corrette, “Les Sauvages” Concerto Comique in G minor (No. 25)

UW van Wassenaer, Concerto Armonico in A major (No. 3)

GA Brescianello, Chaconne in A major

Interviews

The Big Idea: NZ Barok – Galant Delights

RNZ Concert FM Upbeat:  NZ Barok to get Romantic & Classical conductor (2 November 2016)


Oreste (Opera in three acts by G. F. Handel) – Mercury Theatre

20 August - 21 August 2016
A semi-staged production presented by Auckland Opera Studio and NZ Barok

Mercury Theatre, Auckland

Directed by Benjamin Henson. Soloists Stephen Diaz, Rebecca Ryan, James Ioelu, Madison Nonoa, Filipe Manu, Kalauni Pouvalu.

NZ’s freshest young opera talent performed alongside veterans of the stage to present a fiery tale of sacrifice, danger, and triumph. First performed in 1734 at the Covent Garden Theatre, Handel’s rarely performed baroque “Oreste” opera is a tightly woven exploration of love and lust; a desperate search for sanity in a world built on fear; a bitter struggle between destiny and desire.

Magically saved from sacrifice at her own father’s knife, Iphigenia is bound to serve the goddess Diana on the island of Tauris under the tyrannical rule of a king living in fear. As the blood of all strangers must be cast over the island’s altar, fate brings Orestes, Iphigenia’s estranged brother, to its shores.

Handel’s “Oreste” was performed in a semi-staged production by the combined forces of the Auckland Opera Studio and NZ Barok orchestra. The instrumentalists of NZ Barok, New Zealand’s own original instrument baroque orchestra took to the stage of the Mercury Theatre alongside the vocal soloists to bring Handel’s score to life. Recitatives were sung in English and arias in Italian.

Reviews & interviews:

theatreview: A high standard of style and interpretation (Reviewer: Penny Dodd) 21 August 2016

“NZ Barok are a revelation to me, the distinctive sound of their authentic instruments in perfect balance with the ensemble. Oreste is a real highlight of the Operatic calendar for 2016.”

backtrack: Strong cast opens Handel’s Oreste in Auckland (Reviewer: Simon Holden) 21 August 2016

“…one appreciated the intimacy that came out of the small group and the continuo playing was consistently alert in recitative. Handel’s Oreste could hardly hoped for a better introduction to New Zealand and we can only hope the collaboration between Auckland Opera Studio and NZ Barok will bear fruit with further premières in the future.” 4 out of 5 stars

The NZ Herald: Endless flow of stunning arias (Reviewer: William Dart) 22 August 2016

“Auckland Opera Studio and its artistic director Frances Wilson should be very proud of giving Handel’s Oreste its New Zealand premiere.

…Henson’s compact, resourceful staging had the performing space flanked by the spirited strings of NZBarok.”

NBR: Rarely performed Handel opera on at Mercury Theatre

RNZ Concert FM Upbeat: An unlikely marriage 16 August 2016

The 13th Floor: Watch Liz Gunn Discuss Oreste with Frances Wilson & Benjamin Henson 15 August 2016


Cello Charms – Wellington & Auckland

05 August - 07 August 2016
with Daniel Yeadon (cello, United Kingdom)

5 August, St. Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington

6-7 August, St. Luke’s Church Remuera, Auckland

WA Mozart, Divertimento in F major (K138 Salzburg 1772)

WF Bach, Suite in G minor

CPE Bach, Symphony in E minor (Wq 177)

FJ Haydn, Cello Concerto in C major (Hoboken VIIb:1)

REviews, Interviews & Press coverage

Middle C: Diverting, accomplished, baroque concert from Auckland’s NZBarok on a cold night (Reviewer: Rosemary Collier) St. Andrew’s on The Terrace, Wellington, 5th August 2016.

(Haydn Cello Concerto in C major) “It was a very skillful performance; the brilliant playing in this work was not only from the soloist.  It evoked a deservedly enthusiastic response from the largely young, and very attentive, audience. …a gratifying end to a fine concert.”

RNZ Concert FM Upbeat: Guest appearance with NZ Barok (Interview with Daniel Yeadon)

NZ Herald: Cello Charms

Voxy.co.nz:  Cello Charms headed to Wellington and Auckland


Music for Frederick the Great – Remuera

30 April - 01 May 2016
with Lara Hall (violin, New Zealand) and Sally Tibbles (flute, New Zealand)

St. Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

F Benda, Violin Concerto in A major

CH Graun, Flute Concerto in E minor (Willer 53, HenzelD:XIII:171)

J Pisendal, Violin Concerto in B flat major

JJ Quantz, Flute Concerto in G major (QV 5:174)

CPE Bach, Symphony in G major (Wq 182/1)


2015

Handel’s Messiah – Tauranga

21 November 2015

St Mary’s Catholic Church, Tauranga

Scholars Pro Musica, conductor Chalium Poppy, and soloists Jayne Tankersley, Stephen Diaz, Iain Tetley, Jonathan Eyers


Going for Baroque – Hamilton & Auckland

30 October - 01 November 2015
with Helen Brinkman and Emma Goodbehere (cellos)

30 October, Te Whare Tapere Iti, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, The University of Waikato, Hamilton

31 October, 1 November, St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

Jonathan Besser, Predawn Meditation

Edward Huws Jones, The Violinists of the Pieta

Vivaldi, Concerto for strings in E minor RV 134

David Hamilton, Concerto Grosso no. 2

Jean-Fery Rebel, Les Elements

Vivaldi, Concerto for two cellos in G minor RV 531


Virtuoso Baroque – Hamilton & Auckland

31 July - 02 August 2015
with guest director and soloist Ryo Terakado (violin - Japan/Belgium)

31 July, Te Whare Tapere Iti, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, The University of Waikato, Hamilton

1-2 August, St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

Recorded by Radio NZ Concert

JS Bach, Suite No. 3 in D major BWV 1068

JM Leclair, Violin Concerto in A minor Op. 7 No. 5  

JS Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major BWV 1048

JS Bach, Concerto for Two Violins in D minor BWV 1043

A Vivaldi, Concerto for Violin in F minor L’Inverno Op. 8. No. 4 RV297

INTERVIEWS

NZ Herald:  Journey back to the age of Bach  “The sound filling the room seemed richer than that of string orchestras I’ve heard, and had a freshness and exuberance about it, as of something newly made.” (29 July 2015)

Radio NZ Concert FM Upbeat: Ryo Terakado and Miranda Hutton: NZ Barok (29 July 2015)


Appointment with Amadeus – Hamilton & Auckland

01 May - 03 May 2015
with Erin Helyard (fortepiano, Australia)

1 May, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, The University of Waikato, Hamilton

2-3 May, St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

FX Richter, Sinfonia in A major (Riemann 69)

WA Mozart, Piano Concerto in F major K413

WA Mozart, Piano Concerto in C major K415


2014

Anniversary Celebration – Hamilton & Auckland

31 October - 02 November 2014
with Jayne Tankersley (soprano), Sally Tibbles (flute), and Jessica Shaw (recorder)

31 October, Te Whare Tapere Iti, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, The University of Waikato, Hamilton

1-2 November, St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

G.F. Handel, Arias from Messiah

Telemann, Concerto for recorder and strings, C major

Quantz, Concerto for flute and strings, D major QV 5:45

G.F. Handel, Water Music Suite in F major


The Natural Horn – Hamilton & Auckland

01 August - 03 August 2014
with Anneke Scott (natural horn)

1 August, Te Whare Tapere Iti, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, The University of Waikato, Hamilton

2-3 August, St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

W.A. Mozart, Symphony no. 29 in A major, K 201/186a

W.A Mozart, Horn Concerto no 4 in E flat major, K 495

Joseph Haydn, Symphony no 44 in E minor, Trauer


Back to Baroque – Hamilton & Auckland

02 May - 04 May 2014

2 May, Te Whare Tapere Iti, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, The University of Waikato, Hamilton

3-4 May, St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

Corelli, Concerto Grosso in F major op. 6 no. 2

Geminiani, Concerto Grosso in D minor after Corelli op. 5 no.7

Charles Avison, Concerto in G major op. 6 no. 7

Vivaldi, A Concerto in D minor, op. 3 no. 11

Avison, Concerto in E minor, op. 6 no. 8

Handel, Concerto Grosso in F major op. 6 no. 9


2013

Classical Masters – Auckland & Christchurch

02 November - 05 November 2013
with Rachael Beesley (violin soloist and guest director)

2-3 November, St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

5 November, St Michael’s and All Angels, Christchurch, as part of Christopher’s Classics

Music by W.A Mozart, Stamitz, Haydn, and Richter


Beyond the Baroque – Remuera

03 August - 04 August 2013
with Peter Walls (guest conductor) and Erin Helyard (harpsichord and fortepiano)

St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

C.P.E. Bach, Sinfonia in C major, Wq 182

C.P.E Bach, Concerto for harpsichord and strings, Wq 23

W.A Mozart, Concerto for fortepiano and strings, K 414

W.A. Mozart, Divertimento: Eine kleine Nachtmusik


NZ Barok – The Nations – Remuera

04 May - 05 May 2013
with Kevin Kim (recorder)

St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

William Boyce, Symphony no 1, B flat major

Brescianello, Sinfonia no. 1, D major

Telemann, Concerto for recorder and strings, G minor

Purcell, Incidental music from Abdelazer

Georg Muffat, Sonata no. 2, G minor from Armonico Tributo

Jean-Philippe Rameau, Suite from Les Indes Galantes


2012

The Best of AK Barok – Remuera

03 November - 04 November 2012

St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

Favourite pieces including Bach’s Air, Pachelbel’s Canon, Handel’s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba and more…


AmoRoma – Remuera

04 August - 05 August 2012
with Lauren Armishaw (soprano)

St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

Handel, Caldara, Scarlatti, Lanciani and Bononcini arias, with Lauren Armishaw (soprano)

Corelli, Concerto grosso op.6, no.7, and Santa Beatrice Sinfonia


Viva Vivaldi! – Auckland & Taupo

05 May - 13 May 2012
Lara Hall (violin) and Emma Goodbehere (cello)

5-6 May, St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

13 May (Erupt Festival) St Andrew’s Church, Taupo,

Vivaldi, Four Seasons, Lara Hall (violin)

Zani, Cello concerto no. 9, B flat major, with Emma Goodbehere (cello)

Vivaldi, Ripieno concerti in A minor RV161 and C major RV114


Et resurrexit – Bach, Easter Oratorio – Parnell

15 April 2012
AK Barok, Graduate Choir, Terence Maskell (conductor) and soloists

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, Auckland

Bach, Easter Oratorio, with the Graduate Choir, Terence Maskell (conductor) and soloists


2011

Spring Strings – Howick & Remuera

27 October - 30 October 2011
with Rachael Beesley (violin soloist and guest director)

27 October, All Saints Church, Howick, Auckland

29-30 October St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

Vivaldi, Spring, from Four Seasons, and Concerto A minor, op.3 no.6

Brescianello, Sinfonia D major

Durante, Concerto for strings, A major

Geminiani/Corelli, Concerto grosso La Folia

Corelli, Concerto grosso op.6, no.4

 

 


The Feast of Saint Luke (Saint Luke’s day service) – Remuera

16 October 2011

St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

Bach, Gavotte No.1 from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068

Handel, Largo in F major

Bach, Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068

Purcell, Rondeau from Abdelazer Suite

Vivaldi, Allegro from Concerto all rustica in G major, RV 151

 


AKB da camera – Remuera

07 August 2011
with Jessica Shaw (recorder) and Jayne Tankersley (soprano)

St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

Telemann, Overture, A minor, and Vivaldi, Recorder concerto, G minor La notte,

Handel, Laudate pueri, F major and Arias from Delirio Amoroso and Semele


Baroque Banquet – Remuera

07 May - 08 May 2011
with Adam Masters (oboe) and Miranda Hutton (violin)

St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

Vivaldi and Bach, Concerti for oboe & violin

Locatelli, Concerto grosso, C minor, op.1 no.11

Campra, Suite from Tancrede Rebel, Tombeau de Monsieur Lully

Handel, Concerto grosso, A major, op.6 no.11


Andreas Scholl with Musica Sacra and AK Barok – Auckland Town Hall

29 March 2011
with Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Pepe Becker (soprano), and Indra Hughes (conductor)

Tuesday 29th March 2011, 8.00pm,  Auckland Town Hall

Handel Coronation Anthem, Let thy hand be strengthened

Bach, Cantata 170, Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust

Handel, Arias, duets & choruses from Solomon, Rodelinda & Xerxes

Review of Andreas Scholl in concert with Musica Sacra and AK Barok (Reviewer: David Squire on RNZ Concert Upbeat Mon 5th April 2011)

“…a wonderful festive evening of fantastic baroque music performed very stylistically” ” AK Barok had a very, very important role…they kept it very simple which enabled Scholl’s voice to really come through” “…the whole concert was really well done…it was just a pleasure to be there.” “…wonderful playing from the baroque orchestra.”

In what was one of the most exciting musical events of 2011, superstar countertenor Andreas Scholl made his first appearance in New Zealand for a concert of music by Bach and Handel. The concert was presented by Musica Sacra in association with THE EDGE International Arts Season.

The programme included virtuoso countertenor arias from Handel’s operas Rodelinda and Xerxes, including the famous Ombra mai fù. In extracts from Handel’s oratorio Solomon, Scholl was joined by Musica Sacra and well known Wellington baroque soprano Pepe Becker for a thrilling selection of arias, duets and choruses, as well as The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba for orchestra; and Bach’s glorious Cantata 170 Vergnügte Ruh, for solo countertenor and orchestra, one of his greatest compositions.

Since his 1998 operatic debut at Glyndebourne in Handel’s Rodelinda, which won unprecedented praise from the British press, Andreas Scholl has consistently collected the top international awards for his many recordings and for his singing career. He appears in the world’s foremost festivals, opera houses and concert halls and has worked with the finest orchestras and conductors including Philippe Herreweghe, René Jacobs, William Christie and Sir John Eliot Gardiner. “Andreas Scholl has the world’s most cultured countertenor voice. And during his three Handel arias some 6000 people scarcely dared breathe.” – Richard Morrison in The Times (2005, reviewing the Last Night of the Proms).


2010

Bachmania – Remuera

30 October - 31 October 2010
with Sally Tibbles (flute) and Donald Nicolson (harpsichord)

St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

JS Bach, Suite no.2, B minor, BWV1067 

JS Bach, Harpsichord concerto, A major, BWV1055

WF Bach, Suite, G minor

CPE Bach, Symphony, C major, Wq182


AK Barok da camera – Remuera

15 August 2010
with Sally Tibbles (flute) and Mario Carreira (guitar)

St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

Haydn, Flute quartet op.5 no.1 and Divertimento HXI: 114 

Mozart, String quartet K157, C major

Carulli, Trio, op.9 no.1

Boccherini Guitar quintet, G453, C major


An English Concert – Remuera

01 May - 02 May 2010
with Nisha Madhan (narrator)

St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

Avison/Scarlatti, Concerto 6, D major

Locke, The Tempest incidental music

Geminiani, Concerto grosso op.2, no.6, A major

Purcell, Music from King Arthur, with Nisha Madhan (narrator)


2009

Heart and Strings – Remuera

31 October - 01 November 2009
with Rowena Simpson (soprano), Adam Masters (oboe) & Sally Tibbles (flute)

St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

Handel, Concerto grosso op.6, no.7  and Arias from Arminio

Heinichen, Concerto for oboe & flute, G minor

Bach, Cantata 199, Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut


AK Barok da camera – Remuera

09 August 2009
with Peter Reid (trumpet), Yih-Hsin Huang (horn), Alison Salmons & Wen Chuan Lin (violas) and Sally Tibbles (flute)

St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

Corelli, Trio sonatas

Viviani, Biber, and Monteclair Trumpet Sonatas with Peter Reid (trumpet)

Telemann, Concerti for 4 violins and Viola Concerto

Stamitz, Trio, with Yih-Hsin Huang (horn)

Janitsch, Sonata, with Sally Tibbles (flute)


Strings Italiana – Remuera

02 May - 03 May 2009
with Miranda Hutton (violinist and guest director)

St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

Vivaldi, Ripieno concerti, C major RV114 and B minor RV169 al Santo Sepolcro

Corelli, Concerti grossi, op.6, nos.1 and 9

Wassenaer, Concerto Armonico no.1

Geminiani, Concerto grosso, op.3, no.3, E minor


2008

Musica Sacra’s 10th Anniversary Concert – Parnell

15 November 2008
with Indra Hughes, AK Barok and Pepe Becker (soprano)

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, Auckland

Handel, Ode to Saint Cecilia with Pepe Becker (soprano)

Handel, Organ Concerto


Bach, Boyce and Beyond – Remuera

01 November - 02 November 2008
with Adam Masters & Samantha Owens (oboes)

St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

Boyce, Symphony no.1, B flat major

Bach, Overture no.1, C major

Vivaldi, Concerto for 2 oboes & strings, RV 535 with Adam Masters & Samantha Owens (oboes)

Rameau, Les Indes Galantes


Barok Contrasts – Remuera

03 May - 04 May 2008
with Jayne Tankersley (soprano), with Lara Hall (violin), Jessica Shaw & Kamala Bain (recorders)

St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

Purcell, Abdelazer, Chacony, and arias with Jayne Tankersley (soprano)

Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no.4 with Lara Hall (violin), Jessica Shaw & Kamala Bain (recorders)

Handel, Concerto grosso op.6, no.1, and Gloria with Jayne Tankersley (soprano)


2007

The Grand Tour – Remuera & Hamilton

03 November - 04 November 2007
with guest director and violinist Miranda Hutton, and Mario Carreira (guitar)

3 November, St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

4 November, St Peter’s Cathedral, Hamilton

Avison/Scarlatti, Concerto 5, D minor

Telemann, Musique de Table (Tafelmusik), E minor

Vivaldi, Violin concerto op.8, no.7, D minor

Rebel, Les Elemens


Concerto Connection – Remuera

05 May 2007
with Douglas Mews (harpsichord) and Lara Hall (violin)

St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

Corelli, Concerto grosso op.6, no.4

Handel, Concerto grosso op. 6, no.7

Bach, Harpsichord concerto F minor, with Douglas Mews (harpsichord)

Vivaldi, Violin concerto op.3 (L Estro Armonico), no.6, A minor, with Lara Hall (violin)


2006

Christmas Treats – Remuera

02 December 2006
with Morag Atchison (soprano)

St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

Handel, Messiah excerpts with Morag Atchison (soprano)

Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no.3, G major

Corelli, Concerto grosso op.6 no.8 per la Notte di Natale


Musica Sacra Concert of the year – Parnell

26 August 2006
with Indra Hughes and John Scott (organ) and AK Barok

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, Auckland.

Music by Handel


A Feast of Concertos – Remuera

20 May 2006
with Jessica Shaw (recorder) and Sally Tibbles (flute)

St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

Music by Telemann, Vivaldi, Blavet and Handel


2005

AK Barok in Concert – Remuera

13 August 2005
with Helen Barsby (trumpet), Peter Reid (trumpet), Friedhelm May (timpani) and Nicola Drake (violin)

St Luke’s Church, Remuera, Auckland

Bendinelli Sonata, Corelli Sonata, Telemann Suite TWV55;D8, with Helen Barsby (trumpet), Peter Reid (trumpet), and Friedhelm May (timpani)

Vivaldi, Violin concerto, D major, Il grosso Mogul, with Nicola Drake (violin), and Sinfonia al Santo Sepolcro

Corelli, Concerto grosso, op.6, no.9

Geminiani, Concerto grosso, op.3, no.3.


2004

Un Pomeriggio di Musica e Poesia Italiana – Auckland Central

27 November 2004
with Karen Craig (reader), Amelia Giles (violin), Helen Polglase and Margaret Cooke (cellos)

Auckland Central City Library

Italian music and poetry, with the Società Dante Alighieri di Auckland, Karen Craig (reader)

Corelli, Concerto grosso op.6, no.9

Vivaldi, Violin concerto, G minor  with Amelia Giles (violin)

Concerto for 2 cellos, G minor, with Helen Polglase and Margaret Cooke (cellos)

Handel arias, with Katie Giles (soprano)

Geminiani, Concerto grosso, op.3, no.3.