Our next performance is a joint concert with the NZ Male Choir 3 PMSaturday 12 August 2017, Rathkeale College, Masterton
This will be a unique experience for you to hear the amazing NZMC perform with our highly regarded choir, with songs from around the world. One hundred choristers plus soprano Shayna Tweed will warm your hearts and stir your soul. * Tickets: Please scroll down *
The New Zealand Male Choir is formed from auditioned members who come from throughout the country. The Choir repertoire is broad, ranging from formal choral works, popular, show, folk, NZ Waiata, sacred and gospel . The aim is to present an entertaining and professional performance. It tours internationally every 2 years. These tours aim to promote the Choir, lift it standards of performance, improve its profile, attract new members and provide members and their partners with a fun and memorable experience. A professional music team manage the musical quality and performance of the Choir.
Tickets are available to purchase online from 'Ticket Direct': Click Here. (Print your own tickets.) You may also get tickets locally by contacting Sally, ph 021-2444-130, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by using our Contact Us page on this website.
You also have the option to pay for your tickets by internet banking: Our ANZ bank account number is 03 0687 0334129 00 Be sure to include your name in the Reference field, and send an email to our treasurer [Sue Rood: email@example.com] stating how many tickets you have paid for and the names of the people the tickets are for. Your tickets can be held at the door for you or you may collect your tickets by contacting our chairperson, Sally Chamberlain (look above for her contact details.)
Comments sent to choir members:
For the last week we have been 'bathing in the after-glow' of a most wonderful experience. It had always been something we had wanted to do - to attend a 'Handel's Presentation'. It truly was a magical experience. I spent the weeks leading up to the concert listening to the music and it did dawn on us that we were just going to a 'local concert'; BUT it was all you said and more. How can we ever thank you for a most magnificent experience. Thank you to each and every 'angel', every voice, every instrumentalist, to Angela, to the soloists, to all involved. What beautiful synergy. We felt Blessed.
"Exceeded all our expectations and inspired us - a High Five!!!"
Friday 19 May St Luke's Church, Greytown We had a full house and a standing ovation! Bravo!!
* * * * * * * * * * Saturday 20 May Rathkeale College Auditorium Masterton We had an audience of approximately 400. Another standing ovation!! Comment posted on Facebook: "I was absolutely blown away by the sheer magnitude of the performance and perfect timing of the choir, soloists and orchestra, which in no small measure has to be attributed to Angela Cook 's infinite talent and musical brilliance. To a lesser mortal, the ability to be able to bring together such a diversely talented, large number of musicians and produce a lengthy performance of a musical masterpiece is nothing short of phenomenal. It was truly wonderful. Thank you so much to everyone involved ... you know who you are ... and, especially to Angela Cook who, since I have lived here has never failed to bring the wonders of music to the people of the Wairarapa."
We are grateful for the assistance from
Greytown Trust Lands and South Wairarapa District Council.
"Handel takes you into another world and has this ability to uplift people, then calm them, before taking them up again. As a result, Messiah never fails."
"Whether it be on a spiritual level, or musical level, or dramatic level, there's something in Messiah for everybody."
"At the first performance of the Messiah men and women in attendance sat mesmerized from the moment the tenor followed the mournful string overture with his piercing opening line."
"This Baroque-era oratorio still awes listeners 250 years after Handel's death."
"Handel knows better than any of us what will make an effect," Mozart said. "When he chooses, he strikes like a thunderbolt."
"The overture brilliantly sets the mood for the rest of the parts, filling us with a sense of hope and lightness. Then Handel launches into the sublime Comfort Ye - it's Handel saying: "I'm going to make you listen, because this is a long story."
Our Recent Concerts
Opera Delights, 24 September 2016
The Crucifixion by Sir John Stainer, was presented on 21 and 25 March 2016, at St. Marks, Carterton, and at St. Matthews, Masterton. Sir John Stainer wrote The Crucifixion as an opportunity for church choirs to describe in hymns, choruses and solo recitatives the story of Jesus' crucifixion with biblical references from each of the four gospels.
* See also the 'Gallery' and 'Past Concerts' pages