Involving more than 250 performers from different Christchurch-based performance groups, the City Choir’s next concert Pasifika will be a large-scale production representing an epitome of cultural collaboration.
“This concert is an important step in delivering my vision for the Christchurch City Choir” says Music Director Andrew Withington. “One of my major goals as Music Director is to entertain Christchurch audiences through creative collaboration with other performing groups, and Pasifika is the perfect embodiment of this goal”.
Pasifika; Our Turangawaewae: the place where we stand, is a vibrant musical celebration of Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific, involving acclaimed soloists, Helen Medlyn and Susan Densem, the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, invited choral groups Consortia (University of Canterbury Chamber Choir) and Burnside High School Senior Chorale, along with cultural presentations from the Shirley Boys’ High School Pasifika Culture Group and Te Kotahitanga Kapa Haka.
Saturday 27 September, 7.30-9.30pm, Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margaret’s College
Featuring works by Douglas Lilburn and David Hamilton
Soprano - Sue Densem
Alto - Helen Medlyn
Conductor - Andrew Withington
Featuring traditional cultural performances by Te Ropu o te Kotanitanga, as well as Bel Canto, Senior Chorale and Maelstrom (Burnside High School) and Consortia (University of Canterbury)