Events Coordinator - Basil Brooker

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Sunday 28th February 2016 at 2.30 pm 

Christopher Hainsworth Organ & Andrei Freidine Clarinet.  They will present a deliciously varied programme of classical, traditional, jazz and klezmer music including Mozart's divine Clarinet Concerto, Rossini's virtuoso Variationa, a couple of rollicking marches and foot-tapping jazz classics of Gershwin and Goodman plus stunning interpretations of Klezmer music with its extraordinary expression of tragic and joyous emotions.


Wednesday March 30 2016 at 7.30 pm

Chistopher Herrick - Organ concert.  English concert organist Christopher Herrick has devoted himself entirely to performance in recital, recording, and broadcasting. He performs regularly both as a soloist and with orchestras to enthusiastic audiences and critical acclaim throughout the world. Concert tours frequently take him to continental Europe, North America, Australia, and New Zealand. He is known for his all-encompassing repertoire, scrupulous musicianship, and quick rapport with audiences everywhere.  His programme will include Pomp &Circumstance March No1 in D Major by Edward Elgar, Grand March from Aida by Giuseppe Verdi and Adagio in F Major by Ludwig van Beethoven.


Saturday May 14 2016 at 7.30 pm

Dr John Wells - Organ concert.  John Wells is a graduate of Cambridge University where he was organ scholar at King's College Chapel. He received his organ performance doctorate with high distinction from Indiana University after studies with Dr Oswald Ragatz. He is well-known as a concert performer, composer, recording artist and teacher. Tours have taken him to Australia, England, Poland, Germany, France and North America.

Dr Wells is Organist to the University of Auckland, Visiting Artist-Tutor at the School of Music and Patron of the NZ Association of Organists; as Auckland City Organist from 1998 to 2012 he played a key role in the campaign to rebuild the Town Hall organ.

Programme details to be advised


Friday 1 & Sunday 3 July 2016  

Napier Civic Choir - Time and programme details to be advised.


Sunday 14 August 2016 at 2.30 pm   

Kemp English - Organ Concert.  Kemp English is one of New Zealand’s leading concert performers. Much in demand as a solo organist, collaborative pianist, and specialist fortepiano exponent, he relishes the opportunity to work in a diverse array of styles and periods.  He enjoyed a distinguished studentship at the Royal Academy of Music in London and later completed a Master of Arts degree in Music Performance from the University of York. In 2001 he was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, in recognition of his distinguished performing and teaching career.

Programme details to be advised


Friday 23 & Sunday 25 September 2016  

Napier Civic Choir - Time and programme details to be advised.


Sunday 13 November 2016 at 2.30 pm

Martin Setchell - Organ concert.  Martin Setchell is an international concert organist who believes in promoting entertaining organ music to a wide audience.  Born and educated in England, he also studied at various times with Pierre Cochereau, Marie-Claire Alain, Piet Kee, and Peter Hurford. He is based in New Zealand, as curator of the Rieger organ in the Christchurch Town Hall for the Performing Arts, and is Associate Professor of Music and University Organist at the University of Canterbury.  He regularly performs in Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Japan.

Programme details to be advised