Events Coordinator - Basil Brooker

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Saturday May 28th at 7.30 pm 

Combined concert by the Orlando Singers from Auckland & the Linden Singers of Hawkes Bay.  It is 400 years since the death of Shakespeare so to commemorate his life much of the programme uses his texts set to music by such composers as Vaughan Williams, the famous jazz musician Sir George Shearing, Thomas Morley, Edward German and others. 

The choirs will sing a number of joint items some of which will showcase the Cathedral organ which is regarded as one of the finest in the country.  These include: I saw the Lord by Sir John Stainer, O clap your hands and Old Hundredth - All people that on earth do dwell by Vaughan Williams and Evening Hymn by Balfour Gardner. 

The cathedral has stunning acoustics for choral music so the combined choirs will also sing these works: Bring us O Lord God by William Harris, Resonet in Laudibus by Jacob Gallus for double choir and the 6 part anthem Factus est silentum by the 16th century composer Richard Deering.

 Admission charges at the door: Adults $20, Seniors $15 and Students $5


Friday 1 at 7.30 pm & Sunday 3 July at 2.30 pm

Napier Civic Choir 

The programme includes:  Stabat Mater in G minor, D.175 by Schubert; Wesendonck Lieder by Wagner and Mass in C minor, K427, "Great" by Mozart.

The soloist for this concert are: Lisa Harper-Brown - Soprano, Carleen Ebbs - Soprano and Declan Cudd - Tenor.


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