This concert has been Cancelled due to COVID-19
Auckland Choral Patrons Statement
Auckland Choral regrets to advise that the upcoming Light concert – will not go ahead as planned owing to the critical COVID-19 situation and the Government’s new limits on mass public gatherings.
We are immensely proud of the wonderful music we have been preparing for our audience and are extremely sad not to have the opportunity to deliver it to our music-loving community, but the health and well-being of all must be our paramount concern at this difficult time.
All purchased tickets will be fully refunded via Ticketmaster and we will be in touch with all stakeholders over the coming days to discuss our change of plans.
Beverley Rogers, Chairperson
Uwe Grodd, Music Director
A new day dawns for New Zealand….out of the shadow of COVID-19 and towards a bright new future.
Auckland Choral can’t wait to bring our community back as we present our first public concert after lockdown: “Light”.
From the resplendent energy of Jonathan Dove’s motet Vast Ocean of Light to the serenity and warmth of Eric Whitacre’s Lux Aurumque, the concert explores various composers’ responses to light. Young composer Sarah Fouhy composed Stars I shall Find, expressing how we can find peace by looking up at the stars that shine every night.
Light of Lights Beholden is one of NZ composer Jenny McLeod’s Sun Festival Carols, and David Hamilton’s A Blessing of Light draws on Celtic texts.
We welcome organist Philip Smith to accompany the choir and feature the organ toccata Fiat Lux by DuBois, and to end the concert, our Alumni join the choir for Handel’s exhilarating and joyful Zadok the Priest.
Sarah Court Alto
Philip Smith Organ
Elizabeth Lau Piano
Auckland Choral with Auckland Choral Alumni
Uwe Grodd Conductor
New Date: Friday 25 September, 7.30pm
Holy Trinity Cathedral
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