NEW ZEALAND’S BAROQUE ORCHESTRA

NEW ZEALAND’S BAROQUE ORCHESTRA

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Midwinter Christmas Concert by Candlelight

Location

St Luke's Church
130 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland

Date

Jul 06 2024

Time

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Gather friends and family for a festive, candlelit concert of joyful Christmas baroque music at St. Luke’s Church. Enjoy Corelli’s Xmas concerto, beautiful carols, and highlights from Handel’s Messiah sung by soprano Rowena Simpson and tenor Jack Timings. Then join us for a supper of Xmas treats including mulled wine and Christmas mince tarts. This special evening is a fundraising concert for NZ Barok and one not to be missed!

Programme:

A 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 oh daughter of Zion.

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

Medieval Christmas Carols

Comprising leading baroque specialists from all over New Zealand, NZ Barok performs using instruments and playing styles of the period, breathing fresh life and vitality into baroque and classical masterpieces and lesser-known musical treasures from the 18th century.

“A committed, passionate and cohesive sound of great quality, vitality and sensibility – a sound-fest ‘par excellence’!” Rainer Buhmann New Zealand Opera News, August 2023

“… authentic, classy and spirited performances… I certainly look forward to any future opportunities to hear NZ Barok.” – Tony Ryan, RNZ Concert

NZ Barok are a revelation… the distinctive sound of their authentic instruments in perfect balance.” – Theatre Review

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