Past Concert Programmes


FROM THE LAND – Sunday 15 March, 2020 at 2.30 pm

Conductor                           Peter Thomas

Soloist                                   Tessa Petersen

Lilburn                                  Aotearoa Overture

Vaughan Williams             Violin Concerto in D minor

Elgar                                      Serenade for Strings Op 20 in E minor

Dvořák                                  Symphony No 8 Op 88 in G

PASSIONATE – Sunday 17 May, 2020


Conductor           Timothy Carpenter

Soloist                   Hamilton Civic Choir

 Bach                      St Matthew Passion BWV244 

TAMING THE FURIES – Sunday 26 July, 2020 at 2.30 pm

Conductor           Vincent Hardaker

Soloist                   Diedre Irons

 Mozart                 La clemenza di Tito Overture K621

Beethoven         Piano Concerto No 4 Op 58 in G

Dvořák                  Symphony No 9 Op 95 in E minor ‘New World’ 

DOUBLE CHEMISTRY – Sunday 16 August, 2020 at 2.30 pm


Conductor           David Kay

Soloist                   Amalia Hall – Violin

Ashley Brown – Cello

Borodin                In the Steppes of Central Asia

Brahms                 Concerto for Violin and Cello Op 102 in A minor

Borodin                 Symphony No 2 in B minor 

RACH 2 – Sunday 20 September, 2020 at 2.30 pm


Conductor           Beth Cohen

Soloist                   Somi Kim

Fauré                    Pelléas et Mélisande Suite Op 80

Rachmaninoff    Piano Concerto No 2 Op 18 in C minor

Copland               Appalachian Spring

VIOLINISSIMO – Sunday 18 October, 2020 at 2.30 pm

Conductor           José Aparicio

Soloist                   Andrew Beer

Ravel                     Le Tombeau de Couperin Suite

Conus                   Violin Concerto in E Minor

Sinding                 Suite im alten Stil Op 10 for Violin and Orchestra

Poulenc                Sinfonietta

DOUBLE CHEMISTRY – Take 2 – Saturday 28 November at 2.30pm

Conductor – David Kay

Violin – Amalia Hall

Cello – Ashley Brown

Brahms – Academic Festival Overture Op 80 in C minor

Brahms – Hungarian Dances (Selection)

Brahms – Variations on a theme by Haydn Op 56

Brahms – Concerto for Violin and Cello Op 102 in A minor


Concert 1        Sunday 17 March, 2019

Conductor           David Sharp
Soloist                   Samuel Jacobs
Kodály                  Dances of Galánta
Mozart                 Horn Concerto No 1 K 412/514 in D
F Strauss              Horn Concerto Op 8 in C minor
Sibelius                 Symphony No 3 Op 52 in C

Concert 2        Sunday 19 May, 2019

Conductor           Michael McLellan
Soloist                   Catrin Johnsson
Strauss                 Serenade for Winds Op 7 in E flat
Mahler                 Songs of a Wayfarer
Mahler                 Oft denk’ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen (from Kindertotenlieder)
Mahler                 Rheinlegendchen (from Des Knaben Wunderhorn)
Tchaikovsky        Symphony No 6 Op 74 in B minor, ‘Pathétique’ 
Concert 3        Sunday  16 June, 2019
Conductor           José Aparicio
Soloist                   Michael Houstoun
Mozart                 Symphony No 1 K16 in E flat
Mozart                 Piano Concerto No 14 K449 in E flat
Mozart                 Symphony No 41 K551 in C, ‘Jupiter’

Gala Concert  Sunday 28 July, 2019

Conductor           Michael Joel
Soloists                 Students from the Classical Voice Department, University of Auckland
Join us for a Gala Concert of your favourite arias, duets and ensembles presented by the very talented Classical Voice Students of Auckland University.


Selected Arias from the Marriage of Figaro Act 2, by Mozart

Selected Songs from Rodgers and Hammerstein Musicals

Selected Arias from Die Fledermaus Act 2, by Strauss

Concert 4        Sunday 18 August, 2019
Conductor           Michael Joel
Soloist                   Diedre Irons
Webster              New Work
Schumann           Piano Concerto Op 54 in A minor
Beethoven         Symphony No 4 Op 60 in B flat

Concert 5        Sunday 15 September, 2019
Conductor           David Kay
Soloist                   Martin Riseley
Haydn                   Symphony No 101 in D, ‘The Clock’
Prokofiev            Violin Concerto No 1 Op 19 in D
Saint-Saëns        Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso Op 28
Prokofiev            Symphony No 1 Op 25 in D, ‘Classical Symphony’

Concert 6        Sunday 20 October, 2019
Conductor                           Brent Stewart
Soloist                                   Simone Roggen
Anthony Ritchie                The Hanging Bulb
Bruch                                    Scottish Fantasy Op 46 in E flat
Tchaikovsky                        Symphony No 5 Op 64 in E minor


Concert 1        Sunday 11 March, 2018
Conductor           David Kay
Soloist                   Ashley Brown
Mozart                 Idomeneo – Ballet Music K 367
Haydn                   Cello Concerto No 1 in C major
Beethoven         Symphony No 2 Op 39 in D major

Concert 2        Sunday 20 May, 2018
Conductor           José Aparicio
Soloists                 Students from the University of Auckland School of Music
Bach                      Brandenburg Concerto No 4 BWV 1049 in G major
Various                 Arias
Schubert              Symphony No 5 D 485 in B flat major

Concert 3        Sunday 17 June, 2018
Conductor           Justus Rozemond
Soloists                 Monique Lapins – Violin
Gillian Ansell – Viola      
Stravinsky           Pulcinella Suite
Mozart                 Sinfonia Concertante K 364 in E flat major
Mozart                 Symphony No 39 K 543 in E flat major

Concert 4        Sunday 19 August, 2018
Conductor                           Michael Joel
Soloist                                   David Guerin
Anthony Young                 Commissioned work
Bartok                                   Piano Concerto No 3 BB 127
Beethoven                         Symphony No 8 Op 93 in F major 

Concert 5        Sunday 16 September, 2018
Conductor           Timothy Carpenter
Soloist                   Hamilton Civic Choir
Bach                      St Johns Passion

Concert 6        Sunday 18 November, 2018
 Conductor                           Tianyi Lu
Choir                                     Bede Hanley
Lilburn                                  Drysdale Overture
Vaughan Williams            Concerto for Oboe and Strings in A minor
Brahms                                 Symphony No 3 Op 90 in F major

Eight Seasons Sunday 29 July, 2018
Conductor           Michael Joel
Soloist                   Andrew Beer 
Vivaldi                   Four Seasons
Piazzolla               Four Seasons of Buenos Aires


Concert 1       Sunday 19 March, 2017
Conductor           Vincent Hardaker
Soloist                   Simone Roggen
Beethoven         Die Weihe des Hauses Op 124 ‘Consecration of the House’
Bruch                    Violin Concerto No 1 Op 26 in G minor
Mozart                 Symphony No 40 K 550 in G minor

Concert 2       Sunday 21 May, 2017
Conductor           Timothy Carpenter
Soloist                   Ben Hoadley
Farquhar              A Short Suite from ‘Ring Round the Moon’
Weber                  Bassoon Concerto J127 Op 75 in F major
Beethoven         Symphony No 6 Op 68 in F major ‘Pastoral’

Concert 3        Sunday 18 June, 2017
Conductor           James Tennant
Soloists                 Cello  – Matthias Balzat
Rossini                  Overture L’Italiana in Algeri
Schumann           Cello Concerto Op 129 in A minor
Tchaikovsky        Pezzo Capriccioso Op 62
Dvořák                  Symphony No 6 Op 60 in D major

Concert 4        Sunday 20 August, 2017
Conductor                           Michael Joel
Soloist                                   Eliah Sakakushev-von Bismarck
Vaughan Williams             Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Dohnányi                             Konzertstück Op 12 in D major
Beethoven                         Symphony No 5 Op 67 in C minor

Concert 5        Sunday 17 September, 2017
Conductor           David Sharp
Soloist                   Sarah Watkins
Koehne                Suite from Once Around the Sun
Ritchie, A             Piano Concerto No 3
Schubert              Symphony No 8 D579 in B minor ‘Unfinished’

Concert 6        Sunday 19 November, 2017
Conductor           David Squire
Choir                     Auckland Youth Choir with Lachlan Craig
Baritone               Te Oti Rakena
Tippet                   Five Spirituals from ‘A Child of Our Time’
Willliams V          Five Mystical Songs
Saint-Saëns        Symphony No 3 Op 78 in C minor ‘Organ Symphony’


Concert 1        Sunday 20 March, 2016
Conductor – Michael Joel
Soloist – Catherine Bowie
Wagner – Siegfried Idyll
Reinecke – Flute Concerto Op 283 in D major
Dvořák – Symphony No 7 Op 70 in D minor

Concert 2        Sunday 15 May, 2016
Conductor – Michael McLellan
Soloist – David Guerin
Mozart – Don Giovanni Overture K527
Mozart – Piano Concerto No 9 K271 in E flat major
Watson – Prelude and Allegro
Mozart – Symphony No 36 K425 in C major ‘Linz’

Concert 3        Sunday 19 June, 2016
Conductor – David Kay
Soloists – Kayla Collingwood, Emma Fussell, Clare Hood, Benjamin Kubiak, Manase Latu, Samson Setu, Natasha Wilson and Teresa Wojtowicz –
all Students from the Classical Voice Department, University of Auckland

Mozart – Die Zauberflöte, K.620 (The Magic Flute): Overture
Mozart – Non piu andrai from Marriage of Figaro
Gounod – Juliet’s Waltz from Romeo and Juliet
Offenbach – Doll’s Aria from the Tale of Hoffman
Lalo – Vainement ma bien-aimée from Le Roi d’Ys
Mozart – Soave sia il vento trio from Cosi fan tutte
Mozart – Symphony No.32, K.318, G major
Bizet – Habanera from Carmen
Delibes – Flower Duet from Lakme
Strauss – Fledermaus: Overture
Strauss – Farewell Duet from Die Fledermaus
Verdi – La forza del destino: Overture
Verdi – Libiamo ne’ lieti calici-Brindisi from La Traviata

Concert 4        Sunday 21 August, 2016
Conductor – Holly Mathieson
Soloist – Andrew Beer
Debussy – L’ après midi d’un faune
Ravel – Tzigane for Violin & Orchestra
Chausson – Poème Op 25
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No 2 Op 17 in C minor ’Little Russian’ 

Concert 5        Sunday 18 September, 2016
Conductor – José Aparicio
Soloist – Stephen De Pledge
Wagner – Overture Der fliegende Holländer
Mozart – Piano Concerto No 20 K466 in D minor
Schuman – Symphony No 1 Op 38 in B flat major ‘Spring’ 

Concert 6        Sunday 16 October, 2016
Conductor – Michael Joel
Soloist – Helene Pohl
Webster – Violin Concerto
Beethoven – Symphony No 1 Op 21 in C major
Prokofiev – Violin Concerto No 2 Op 63 in G minor


Concert 1 – Sunday 15 March, 2.30pm
Conductor – Michael McLellan
Soloist – Simone Roggen

Lilburn – Overture ‘Aotearoa’
Brahms – Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op 56a
Brahms – Violin Concerto Op 77 in D major

Concert 2 – Sunday 17 May, 2.30pm
Conductor – David Sharp
Soloist – Camille Wells

Schubert – Overture D 591 in C major
Ewazen – ‘Down a River of Time’ for oboe and orchestra
Mendelssohn – Symphony No 3 Op 56 in A minor ‘Scottish’

Concert 3 – Sunday 21 June, 2.30pm
Conductor – Donald Maurice
Soloist – Rolf Gjelsten

Ives – Symphony No 2
Dvořák – Cello Concerto Op 104 in B minor

Concert 4 – Sunday 16 August, 2.30pm
Conductor – Michael Joel
Soloist – Huw Dann

Haydn – Symphony No 69 in C major ‘Laudon’
Haydn – Trumpet Concerto in E flat major
Bach – Orchestral Suite No 3 BWV 1068 in D major
Mozart – Symphony No 38 K504 in D major ‘Prague’

Concert 5 – Sunday 20 September, 2.30pm
Conductor – James Tennant
Soloist – Catherine Kwak

Rossini – The Barber of Seville Overture
Elgar – Cello Concerto Op 85 in E minor
Dvořák – Symphony No 8 Op 88 in G major

Concert 6 – Sunday 18 October, 2.30pm
Conductor – Holly Mathieson
Soloist – Gillian Ansell

Holmes – Commissioned piece
Walton – Viola Concerto
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No 4 Op 36 in F minor


Concert 1              Sunday 16 March, 2014
Conductor                Jose Aparicio
Soloist                       Eliah Sakakushev-von-Bismarck
Haydn                      Symphony No 49 ’la passione’
Tchaikovsky          Rococo Variations
Schubert                 Symphony No 4 in C minor

Concert 2              Sunday 18 May, 2014
Conductor                Peter Thomas
Soloist                        Matteo Napoli
 Prokofiev               Overture on Hebrew Themes Op 34a
Mozart                      Piano Concerto in C major K467
Sibelius                    Symphony No 2

Concert 3              Sunday 22 June, 20104
Conductor                John Elmsly
Soloists                      Joella Pinto, Violin
                                      Hanny Lee, Violin
                                      Alexander McFarlane,Viola
                                      Abigail Sperling, flute
                                      Eddie Giffney, Harpsichord
Mozart                      Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola
Bach                          Brandenburg Concerto No 5
Haydn                       Symphony No 44 “Trauer”

Concert 4              Sunday 17 August, 2014
Conductor                Michael Joel
Soloist                        David Guerin
Beethoven               Coriolan Overture
Beethoven               Piano Concerto No 5, the Emperor
Beethoven               Symphony No 7

Concert 5              Sunday 14 September, 2014
Conductor                Michael Joel
Soloist                        James Fry
Butterworth           “A Shrophire Lad”
Finzi                           Clarinet Concerto No 5
Elgar                          Enigma Variations Op 36

Concert 6              Sunday 19 October, 2014
Conductor                Michael McLellan
Soloist                        Auckland Youth Choir
Ravel                          Pavane pour une infant defunte
Faure                         Masques et bergamasques Op 112
Faure                         Requiem Op 48