Events Coordinator - Basil Brooker

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Mid-year Organ Recital series - Hear the Cathedral's renowned organ played by three internationally acclaimed musicians.

Admission prices for individuall concerts:

Adults $25, concession $20, students $15, children under 12 free

Any two concerts: Adults $45, concession $30 , students $25

All three concerts: Adults $60, concession $45, students $30 


Sunday, 15th July 2018 at 2.30 pm - Robert Costin 

Programme includes:

Entrée pontificale Op 104 No 1 - Marco Enrico Bossi (1861–1925)

Contrapunctus Nos. 1, 3, and 6 from The Art of Fugue - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) 

Adagio (from Suite for a Mechanical Clock) - Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) 

Cantabile (from Trois Pièces) - César Franck (1822–1890)

Contrapunctus Nos. 10 and 14 from The Art of Fugue - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) 

Two Chorale Preludes from Op 122 - Johannes Brahms (1833–1897) 

   1.  Es ist ein’ Ros entsprungen

   2.  O Welt, ich muss dich lassen 

 Sonata in D minor (first NZ performance) - Benjamin Dale (1885–1943) 

   1.  Allegro

   2.  Andante con grazia

   3.  Finale: Andante maestoso – Allegro moderato e maestoso

Robert Costin is currently Head of Music at the Louis School, Milan.  Robert’s performing career has taken him all over the world to play at venues including Washington National Cathedral, Notre Dame de Paris and Nairobi Cathedral.  After completion of his studies as organ scholar at Pembroke College in Cambridge, Robert held organist posts in Blackburn Cathedral, UK, and in New Zealand at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland and St Paul’s Cathedral, Wellington.


Sunday, 22nd July 2018 at 2.30 pm - Eugene Lavery

Programme includes:

Toccata, Adagio and Fugue, BWV564 - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

 Gigue de Pan - Douglas Mews (1918-1993)

 Hudson Preludes - Nico Muhly (b. 1981)

   1.        Take Care

   2         Follow Up

 Variations on 'America' - Charles Ives (1874-1954)

 Clair de lune, Op. 53, No. 5 - Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

 Te Deum, Op. 11 - Jeanne Demessieux (1921-1968) 


Eugene Lavery is a NZ organist who has distinguished himself internationally.  He first gained a BMus from the University of Auckland then re-located to New York, having gained a place at the prestigious Julliard School of Music.  He currently serves as Director of Music at St Albans Episcopal Church in Waco, Texas.  He is highly sought after as a conductor and organist and has given concerts in St Paul’s London and Atlanta Cathedral.      



Friday 3rd August 2018 at 7.30 pm - Napier Civic Choir - Programme details to come


Saturday 4th August 2014 at 7.30 pm - Hawkes Bay Orchestra Concert - Programme details to come


Sunday 5th August 2018 at 2.30 pm - Napier Civic Choir - Programme details to come


Saturday 8th September 2018 at 7.30 pm - Cathedral Choir Concert - Music for Royal Occasions

Programme includes:

National Anthems

Old 100th - Vaughan Williams

And did those feet in ancient times (Jerusalem) - Parry

O Lord make thy servant Elizabeth - Byrd

I will not leave you comfortless - Byrd

Let my prayer come up - Bairstow

I was glad - Parry

Zadok the Priest - Handel

The King shall rejoice - Boyce

Funeral Sentences - Purcell

Gloria in B flat - Stanford

O Lord increase our faith - Gibbons

Blest pair of sirens - Parry

I was glad - Purcell

We wait for thy loving kindness - McKie

Come Holy Ghost - Attwood

When David heard - Tomkins


Friday 26th October 2018 - Napier Civic Choir - Programme details to come


Saturday 27th October 2018 - Hawkes Bay Orchestra Concert - Programme details to come


Sunday 28th October 2018 - Napier Civic Choir - Programme details to come