2014 Concert Season

Venue & Booking

The 2014 concert series described below is also described in the 2014 Season Brochure (4MB PDF file).

For season subscriptions ($219 adults, $195 seniors … best value!!), please either

For individual concert tickets … iTicket (Baradene College and Holy Trinity concerts) and The Edge (Town Hall concerts), booking will be available closer to the concert date.

Please note that concert 5 is on a Saturday evening at 7:30pm instead of the usual Sunday 5pm time.


Bach’s St John Passion and Mozart’s Requiem are pillars of classical music which have attracted audiences world-wide for many centuries. Both are full of drama contrasted by deeply moving melodies and harmonies. Music for the soul!

Likewise, Monteverdi’s Vespers 1610 with its seven vocal soloists, ten-part chorus and large orchestra is regarded as one of the towering masterpieces of the Baroque era.

Continuing a tradition of offering NZ premieres, this year we present the Mass in G minor by Bach’s oldest son Wilhelm Friedeman and the Christmas Oratorio by Bach’s contemporary Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel, who at the time was as highly regarded as Bach himself!

There is more famous Bach (Double Concerto for Violin & Oboe and Cantata 191), but we also venture into the 20th century with the joyful and triumphant Magnificat by John Rutter, one of the most popular English composers in history.

A special treat not to be missed is one of the most outstanding young musical talents New Zealand has produced: oboist Thomas Hutchinson will perform the beautiful Strauss Oboe Concerto, widely regarded as the greatest concerto ever written for the instrument.

Concert One

Sunday 30 March 2014 at 5pm – Auckland Town Hall

$45-$65 adult / $40-$60 senior

J. S. Bach St. John Passion

Georgia Jamieson Emms Soprano Stephen Diaz Countertenor David Hamilton Tenor David Griffiths Bass arias and Pilate Jared Hold ChristTickets online from The Edge

Concert Two

Sunday 4 May 2014 at 5pm – Baradene College

$45 adult / $40 senior

Monteverdi Vespers 1610

Amelia Ryman Soprano Lilia Carpinelli Soprano Christie Cook Mezzo Andrew Grenon Tenor Dmitry Rusakov Tenor Kieran Rayner Bass Nicholas Dinopoulos Bass

Concert Three

Sunday 8 June 2014 at 5pm – Auckland Town Hall

$20-$65 adult (Student rush $10)

Mozart Requiem

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1

Altnickol Mass in D minor (NZ premiere)

Patricia Wright Soprano Carmel Carroll Alto Kalauni Pouvalu Tenor Iain Tetley Tenor Joel Amosa Bass Eddie Giffney PianoOnline tickets through Ticketmaster

Concert Four

Sunday 21 September 2014 at 5pm – Baradene College

$45 adult / $40 senior

John Rutter Magnificat (conductor: Nick Richardson)

Richard Strauss Oboe Concerto (conductor: Rita Paczian)

Morag Atchison Soprano Thomas Hutchinson OboeBook online now –

Concert Five

Saturday 22 November 2014 at 7:30pm – Holy Trinity Cathedral

$45 adult / $40 senior

Stölzel Christmas Oratorio (NZ premiere)

J. S. Bach Concerto for Violin and Oboe

J. S. Bach Cantata 191 Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Emma Fraser Soprano Stephen Diaz Countertenor Iain Tetley Tenor Jarvis Dams Bass Jim Wu Violin Camille Wells Oboe