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Midwinter Christmas Concert by Candlelight


St. Luke's Church, Remuera, Auckland


Jul 06 2024


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for an enchanting evening filled with the warmth of festive cheer at St. Luke’s Church. Immerse yourself in the glow of candlelight as NZ Barok presents a joyful Christmas baroque concert. Relax in the beauty of Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, be serenaded by the angelic voices of soprano Rowena Simpson and tenor Jack Timings performing highlights from Handel’s Messiah, and indulge in a supper featuring Christmas treats, mulled wine, and scrumptious mince tarts. This night is not only a celebration of music but also an opportunity for you to support NZ Barok by purchasing a ticket for this fundraising event – an experience not to be missed!

Programme Highlights:

Corelli, Concerto Grosso Op 6 nr. 8 (The Christmas Concerto)

Highlights from G F Handel’s Messiah HWV 56:

  • Overture
  • Comfort ye my people
  • Every valley shall be exalted
  • Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)
  • But who may abide the day of his coming
  • I know that my redeemer liveth
  • Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion.

J S Bach, Air from Orchestral Suite no. 3 in D Major BWV 1068

Baroque Christmas Carols by Charpentier, Buxtehude and Bach

NZ Barok, a collective of baroque specialists from across New Zealand, will transport you to the 18th century with their authentic instruments and period playing styles. Renowned for their committed, passionate, and cohesive playing, NZ Barok has received acclaim their performances as a “sound-fest ‘par excellence” They have been praised for their authenticity, class, and spirit. As a revelation in the music scene, NZ Barok strikes a perfect balance with the distinctive sound of their authentic instruments.

Join us for an unforgettable evening of music and merriment with NZ Barok – an experience that promises to be authentic, classy, and spirited.

NZ Barok thanks Dame Jenny Gibbs, Auckland Council Creative Communities NZ and Friends of NZ Barok for their support.

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