Tickets are just $25 for adults or $10 for children.
Combined choirs present a concert of sacred English music
Eric Sidoti's first concert conducting the Kapiti Chorale will showcase Sir John Stainer, featuring “The Crucifixion”. This 20-movement musical dramatisation of Christ's passion is the second most frequently performed major English choral work, behind only Handel's Messiah. This will be complemented by other English works from the period, including songs by Stainer's good friend Arthur Sullivan, of Gilbert & Sullivan fame; John Goss, their tutor; Charles Parry, a long-time good friend who succeeded Stainer as professor of Music at Oxford; and Stainer himself.
For this concert the Chorale will be joined by singers from Wainuiomata Choir and St. John's in the City Church choir.
Soloists are tenor Peter Dyne, bass Simon Christie, and soprano Linda van Milligan. Accompanying the performance will be Wellington Cathedral organist Richard Apperley and a string quartet led by NZSO cellist Eleanor Carter. The audience is sure to be moved by the power and variety of the combined forces.