Aorangi Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Polymnia Trust

Community Organisation

Aorangi Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Polymnia Trust
Unit 1
21 Kempthorne Crescent
Mission Bay
Auckland 1071
632 days ago

Verdi "Requiem" Sunday 31 March Auckland Town Hall

Aorangi Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Polymnia Trust

“In Search of Peace – 100 years on”

The fourth and final in our series of World War One commemoration concerts, and third event in the Auckland Town Hall, the Aorangi Symphony Orchestra returns to honour the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, 1919 – marking the end of four years of the… View more
“In Search of Peace – 100 years on”

The fourth and final in our series of World War One commemoration concerts, and third event in the Auckland Town Hall, the Aorangi Symphony Orchestra returns to honour the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, 1919 – marking the end of four years of the horror, bloodshed and suffering of the Great War.
With the exquisitely beautiful “Adagio for Strings” by Samuel Barber as the opening piece, the main feature of this programme is Giuseppe Verdi’s powerful and moving “Requiem”. Together with international New Zealand-born soloists Anna Leese (soprano), Kristin Darragh (mezzo-soprano), Amitai Pati (tenor) and Wade Kernot (bass), the Aorangi Singers and accompanying orchestra bring to us the drama, passion, protest and final peace of this great work.
Under the baton of the inspirational and award-winning conductor Sarah Bisley Schneider, recently returned from conducting “La Traviata” in Bulgaria to acclaim, this promises to be a night to remember.

1120 days ago

Concert this Saturday! "Faure REQUIEM - Remembering Passchendaele"

Aorangi Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Polymnia Trust

Our third in a series of World War One commemorative concerts, the Aorangi Singers and Symphony Orchestra return with a programme featuring works by Gregorio Allegri, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, J.S. Bach and Gabriel Fauré, whose ethereal "Requiem" gives the event its title. With talented … View moreOur third in a series of World War One commemorative concerts, the Aorangi Singers and Symphony Orchestra return with a programme featuring works by Gregorio Allegri, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, J.S. Bach and Gabriel Fauré, whose ethereal "Requiem" gives the event its title. With talented young soloists, Leila Alexander (soprano), Jarvis Dams (baritone), Dilys Fong (alto) and Charlotte Francis (violin), award-winning conductor and artistic director Sarah Bisley presents an evening of music of beauty, poignancy, and consolation.
On the programme:
Allegri, Gregorio “Miserere Mei Deus” for mixed choir and solo choir (ca. 1630)
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus "Symphony No.39 in E flat Major” KV 543 (1788)
Bach, J.S. “Erbarme dich” from the St Matthew Passion (1727)
Faurė, Gabriel "Requiem” in D minor, Opus 48 (1893 version, adaptation by John Rutter)
for SATB choir, soprano and baritone soloists, chamber orchestra

1359 days ago

UNA NOCHE ROMANTICA

Aorangi Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Polymnia Trust

Photos from our Valentine's Day concert of February 18th last, in the Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber.

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