Christus Natus Est

Sunday 19th November 2023

Christus Natus Est, a cantata for Christmas by Cecilia McDowall; and a programme of music with a Christmas theme.

John Wade: Adeste Fideles
Pepper Choplin: This Is My Word
Poulenc: O Magnum Mysterium
Videntes Stellam
Jillian Bray: Look Towards Christmas!
Tankersley (arr): Come Now, Lord Jesus
Jenny McLeod: Light of Lights Beholden
Colin Gibson: Peace Child
Schubert: Ave Maria
Handel: Hallelujah Chorus
Leontovich: Carol of the Bells
William James: Christmas Day (The North Wind)
Adolphe Adam: O Holy Night
Colin Gibson: Carol Our Christmas
H W Hitchcock: 'Twas in Bethlehem
David Dell: Where is The Room?
Pietro Yon: Gesu Bambino
Cecilia McDowell: Christus Natus Est

Pirate Girls ⚔

Sunday 12 August 2023

The world première of Pirate Girls, an adventurous historical drama by American composer Robert Hanson.

St. John Passion

Saturday 6th May 2023

J.S. Bach's St. John Passion, BVW 245

Yuletide Reveries

Sunday 20th November 2022

Vivaldi: Magnificat (RV610) and Gloria (RV589)
Saint-Saëns: Oratorio de Noël, Op. 12
Violons dans le soir
Fauré: Maria, Mater gratie, Op. 47
Pleurs d'or, Op. 42
Gounod: Où voulez-vous aller?
Gruber: Stille Nacht

Interrupted for another year by COVID-19 shenanigans, the novelty of social distancing had entirely lost its sheen. We grew tired and restless, and wished only for life to return to normal, and to sing freely again...

Potpourri! A selection from concerts past

Sunday 21st November 2021

Haydn: The Heavens Are Telling
Saint-Saëns: Ave Maria in F major
Pepper Choplin: This Is My Word
Purcell: Thou Know'st, Lord, the Secrets of Our Hearts
Gounod: O Divine Redeemer
Handel: And the Glory of the Lord
David Hamilton: Blessing
Fr. Michael Joncas: Shelter Me
Gounod: Send Out Thy Light
Elgar: Ave Verum Corpus
Z. Randall Stroope: Lamentations of Jeremiah
Ani Ma'amin (arr. John Leavitt)
Eric Whitacre: The Seal Lullaby
Moses Hogan: Music Down In My Soul

Händel Smorgasbord with a dash of Purcell

Saturday 7th August 2021

See, the conqu'ring hero comes
Clori, mia bella Clori
Sinfonia overture from Solomon

From Samson: Awake the trumpet's lofty sound / It is not virtue / My faith and truth / Let their celestial concerts all unite

The Coronation Anthems: Zadok the Priest / Let thy hand be strengthened / My heart is inditing / The king shall rejoice

Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts
Dido's lament


Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th May 2021

Joint concert with Kapiti Brass

Rutter: Gloria
Thompson: A Feast of Praise
Nelson: Glory to God
Chilcott: Mura Matsuri
Waggoner: Hodie
Hamilton: Blessing
Grieg: Elegiac Melody No. 2 "Last Spring" (Op. 34)
Barry: Divertimento for Brass mvmt. 2 "Romance"
Roberton: All in the April Evening

Sacred Folk

Sunday 29th November 2020

The Sprig of Thyme

St. Cecilia Mass (Messe Solennelle de Sainte-Cécile)

Der Hochzeitsbraten

COVID-19 disrupted us for an entire year. It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.

Feel the Spirit

Friday 29th November & Sunday 1st December 2019

Spirituals of the Deep South

J.W. & J.R. Johnson: Dry Bones (arr. Mark Hayes)
Greg Gilpin: Michael Row That Gospel Boat
Jeffrey LaValley: Revelation 19 (arr. Jack Schrader)

Moses Hogan:

Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho (arr. Mark Hayes)

William Dawson: There is a Balm in Gilead

Harry Burleigh:

Gwyneth Walker: Were You There?

Chariot! (arr. Philip Kern)

Marc Robinson: Kumbaya
Brazeal Dennard: Hush! Somebody’s Callin’ My Name
Howard Helvey: I Want Jesus To Walk With Me
Linda Twine: Changed My Name: A Spirituals Cantata

Baroque to Classical

Sunday 1st September 2019

Cantata 34: "O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe"

Mass 13: Schöpfungsmesse

Exsultate, Jubilate (K. 165)
Ave Verum Corpus (K. 618)

The Passion and Life Eternal

Sunday 12th May 2019

Requiem in D minor, Op. 48

The Seven Last Words of Christ

Lamentations of Jeremiah

Even the Heavens Are Weeping

Händel's Messiah

Friday 23rd & Sunday 25th November 2018

A banquet of French music

Sunday 19th August 2018


Requiem in C (conducted by Ann-Marie Stapp),
Messe Brève No. 7 Aux chapelles,
Sérénade (soprano solo),
O Divine Redeemer

Ave Maria in F major (choir),
Ave Maria in A major (soprano/alto soloists duet)

Berceuse (violin solo),
Cantique de Jean Racine

Vincent d’Indy
La Querelle d’Amour (soprano/tenor soloists with choir)

Toccata from Suite Gothique, Op. 25 (organ solo)

More previous concerts (that are yet to be formatted) ...

The Prodigal Son

St. Paul’s Church, Paraparaumu                                                                     2.30 pm, Saturday 12 May

The Prodigal Son – Sir Arthur Sullivan

Elgar (Ave Verum, The Wind at Dawn), Stainer (Sevenfold amen, Magnificat/Nunc dimittis in B♭), Stanford (Quick! we have but a second, Jubilate Deo), Parry (Crossing the bar, Jerusalem), Goss (God so loved the world).

Soloists     Alexandra Woodhouse Appleby (soprano), Linden Loader (alto), Jamie Young (tenor), William McElwee (bass)

Assistant MD     Ann-Marie Stapp

Organ               Heather Easting


With Trumpet and Voice - a Celebration of Christmas

Kapiti Chorale and Kapiti Brass Band

St. Paul’s Church, Paraparaumu.   7.30 pm, Friday 24 and 3pm, Sunday 26 November

Music Directors:    Eric Sidoti (Chorale), David Wells (Brass), Ann-Marie Stapp (Chorale Assistant MD)

Organ    Heather Easting

Liszt and Schubert en masse

St. Paul’s Church, Paraparaumu.     2.30 pm, Saturday 19 August

Schubert - Mass No. 2 in G Major

Liszt - Hungarian Coronation Mass

Soloists    Olivia Sheat (soprano), Ellen Barrett (mezzo-soprano), John Beaglehole (tenor), Joseph Haddow (bass)

Organ    Douglas Mews

German Titans

Ōtaki Memorial Hall.   2.30 pm, Sunday 21 May


Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, KV 273 (Mozart)

Ave Verum Corpus (Mozart).  Conducted by Assistant Music Director, Ann-Marie Stapp.

Veni Sancte Spiritus K 47 (Mozart)

Mass no. 1 in D minor (Bruckner)

Solo pieces

Mir ist so wunderbar (from Fidelio)  (Beethoven)   

Tremare, empi, tremate, op.116 (Beethoven)

Ach, ich fül's (aria from the Magic Flute)  (Mozart)      

Soloists        Nicole Davey (soprano), Ellen Barrett (contralto), Jamie Young (tenor), Simon Christie (bass)

Orchestra     Leader - Jay Hancox.


A Choral Christmas

St. Paul’s Church, Paraparaumu 2.30pm, 3 December


Sleigh Bells, O Holy Night, A Merry Christmas, Noël (with soprano and mezzo-soprano), A Pohutukawa Carol, Look Toward Christmas, Carol our Christmas, Brother Heinrich’s Christmas (with a cast of narrators), Carol of the Bells, In the Bleak Midwinter (with Elisabeth Harris and Joseph Haddow), He Came Here for Me, Christmas Day: Choral Fantasy on Old Carols (with Imogen Thirlwall, Elisabeth Harris and Joseph Haddow), I Wonder as I Wander (with Imogen Thirlwall and Joseph Haddow), He Shall be Called, Ding Dong Merrily on High.

Solos            The Virgin’s Slumber Song, Sankta Lucia, Weihnachtsarie

Assistant Music Director     

Ann-Marie Stapp

Soloists         Imogen Thirlwall (soprano), Elisabeth Harris (mezzo-soprano), Joseph Haddow (baritone)

Organ, Wes Brown.  Piano, Ellen Barrett.  Oboe, Rodney Ford.  Bassoon, Joanne Toon

St Cecilia Mass and other works by Gounod

St. Paul’s Church, Paraparaumu 2.30pm, 13 August

Chorale National Hymn of the Vatican (Chorale), Ave Verum, Pater Nostra, Send out Thy Light, O Divine Redeemer, Messe solonnelle en L'honneur de Sainte-Cécile

Solos        Tota Pulchra Es, Ave Maria, Funeral March of a Marionette, Da Pacem, O Ma Lyre Immortelle

Soloists Janey MacKenzie (soprano), Ellen Barrett (contralto), John Beaglehole (tenor), Derek Miller (bass)

Organ       Elizabeth Salmon

Hiawatha – an epic oratorio by Robert Hanson

Paraparaumu College 3pm, 1 May


Jamie Young, Imogen Thirlwall, Roger Wilson, Ellen Barrett, Derek Miller, William McElwee, Elisabeth Harris, Brenda Vale, John Strode-Penny

Children's Choir     Directed by Bridget O'Shanassy

Orchestral ensemble


Mozart comes to town

Nga Purapura, Otaki 2.30pm, 29 November

Kapiti Chorale and Kapiti Chamber Choir

NZ premiere of Mozart's Requiem completed and edited by Duncan Druce.

Other Mozart gems

Benedictus sit Deus, KV 117 (Chorale), Ave Verum Corpus, KV 618 (combined choirs), Veni Sancte Spiritus, KV 47 (combined choirs), Inter nato mulierum, KV 72 (Chamber Choir), Regina Coeli in C major, KV 276 (Chamber Choir)

Soloists     Imogen Thirlwall (soprano), Ruth Reid (contralto), Jamie Young (tenor), Simon Christie (bass)

Piano           Jennifer Scarlet

Orchestral ensemble

Elijah, Mendelssohn

St. Paul’s Church, Paraparaumu 2.30pm, 22 August


Simon Christie (Elijah), Jamie Young, Ellen Barrett, Archie Taylor, Germana Nicklin, Linda van Milligan, Shirley Gullery, Martin Haua, Derek Miller, Stuart Grant

Organ           Jonathan Berkahn

World War One – Music of the Great War

St. Paul’s Church, Paraparaumu 2.30pm, 16 May

World War One Medley arranged by Eric Sidoti

Over there, There's a long, long trail, I didn't raise my boy to be a soldier, Keep the home fires burning, It's a long way to Tipperary, Pack up your troubles.

The Christmas Truce –Judith Bingham

World War One composers

I vow to Thee, my country, Gaudeamus, God save the King

New Zealand and Australia

New Zealand's sons, fall in, We'll never forget our boys, Advance Australia Fair, Good old New Zealand, Pokarekare Ana, God defend New Zealand.

Soloists     Olivia Sheat (soprano), Howard Chamberlain (bass)

Organ       Martin Setchell

Piano        Ellen Barrett

Orchestral ensemble


Kapiti Concert Orchestra, 10th Anniversary Celebration

Nga Purapura, Otaki 2.30pm, 23 November

Special Guest                  Michael Houstoun

Piano Concerto No. 1 by Grieg

Kapiti Concert Orchestra   Overture from The Hebrides (Fingals Cave), Mendelssohn

Combined Choirs

Fantasia on Christmas Carols with baritone soloist (Vaughan Williams), And the Glory of the Lord (Handel), Lamentations of Jeremiah (Stroope)

Angels' Carol (Rutter),  I saw three ships (arr. Rutter), Hallelujah Chorus (Handel), O come all ye faithful with audience

Kapiti Chorale                 I wonder as I wander (arr. Rutter) with Shirley Gullery

Kapiti Chamber Choir          Deck the Hall (arr. Rutter), Glory to God in the highest (Thompson)

Soprano solo                  Exsultate Jubilate (Mozart)

Conductors                     Kenneth Young and Eric Sidoti

Orchestra Leader             Jay Hancox

Soloists                          Daniela-Rosa Cepeda (soprano) and Christian Thurston (baritone)

Knights and Dragons

St. Paul’s Church, Paraparaumu 2.30pm, 23 August


The Black Knight, (Elgar), The Reluctant Dragon, (Rutter), Double Trouble (Williams), We will rock you (May), Saint George, the Patron of our Isle with soprano (Purcell)


Fie on Goodness with male chorus (Lerner and Loewe), Camelot (Lerner and Loewe), Agony and Agony Reprise (Sondheim), Fairest Isle (Purcell)

The Simple Joys of Maidenhood (Lerner and Loewe)

Soloists     Katherine McIndoe (soprano), William McElwee (tenor), Justin Pearce (baritone)

Organ       Douglas Mews

Piano        Ellen Barrett

Narrators  Norma McCallum and Prue Hyman

The Crucifixion, Stainer and other English romantic works

St. James' Anglican Church, Lower Hutt 3.00pm, 12 April

St. Paul’s Church, Paraparaumu 3.30pm, 4 May

Kapiti Chorale, Wainuiomata Choir and St John's in the City Choir

Combined Choirs       

The Crucifixion (Stainer), I am Alpha and Omega (Stainer), I was glad when they said unto me (Parry), Sevenfold Amen (Stainer)

Kapiti Chorale           

I will mention the loving kindness (Sullivan), God so loved the world (Goss)

Wainuiomata Choir

Say, watchman, what of the night? (Sullivan), If we believe that Jesus died (Goss)

Soloists                Peter Dyne (tenor), Simon Christie (bass), Linda van Milligan (soprano)

Organ                  Richard Apperley

String Quartet       Eleanor Carter (leader), Alison Eldredge, Katherine Rowe, Belinda Veitch

The Crucifixion, Stainer, Good Friday Service

St John's in the City, Wellington 18 April

Kapiti Chorale, Wainuiomata Choir and St John's in the City Choir

Soloists               Peter Dyne (tenor), Simon Christie (bass)

Organ                  David Trott

String Quartet      Eleanor Carter (leader), Alison Eldredge, Katherine Rowe, Belinda Veitch

Stuart Douglas - Guest Music Director



St. Paul’s Church, Paraparaumu 7.00pm, 30 November and 3.30pm, 1 December

Soloists            Pepe Becker (soprano), Ellen Barrett (contralto), James Adams (tenor), Simon Christie (bass)

Organ              Douglas Mews

Orchestra Leader   Jay Hancox

Marie Brown - Music Director

Hit & Myth - Choruses and Arias from Opera

18 August

Ellen Barrett and Rafaella Garlick-Grice pianos, Elisabeth Harris soprano, Christian Thurston baritone, Salina Fisher violin, Peter Averi guest organist.

A 30th Anniversary Tribute

12 May

Featuring organist, Peter Averi

Janey MacKenzie soprano, Ellen Barrett mezzo-soprano, Oliver Sewell tenor, Jamie Henare bass



2 December

Featuring 100 Years of Broadway

Ellen Barrett piano, Barbara Graham soprano, Fredi Jones baritone

Karl Jenkins' Stabat Mater

19 August

Peter Averi organ, Ellen Barrett mezzo-soprano, Thomas Atkins tenor

and an Orchestral Ensemble

A Celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II

6 May      

Peter Averi organ, Andrew Weir trumpet and bagpipes, Amelia Ryman soprano, Jonathan Abernethy tenor



27 November

Peter Averi organ, Andrew Weir trumpet, soloists from NZ School of Music: Bridget Costello, Imogen Thirlwall, Emily Simcox.

Kapiti Chorale and Kapiti Concert Orchestra Joint Concert

20 August

Kenneth Young, Conductor. Marie Brown, Music Director 

Homage to Haydn

7 May

Peter Averi organ, Janey MacKenzie soprano, John Beaglehole tenor, Roger Wilson bass


Handel's Messiah

28 November

Love, Honour, Betrayal

15 August 

Te Deum and Dvorak Mass in D

9 May


Celebration of Christmas

6 December

Haydn's The Creation

16 August

With orchestra

1809 - a year of note

10 May


Silver Jubilee Gala Concert

30 November

A selection of favourites from the last choir's 25 years 

The Face of Peace

17 August

Mozart Coronation Mass, Excerpts from Cherubini Requiem

11 May


Handel's  Messiah

9 December  Held at El Rancho, Waikanae

Community Choir with the Kapiti Concert Orchestra. 

Joyful, Joyful

2 September

Rutter Requiem

27 May 27

With instrumental ensemble


The Austrian Connection

26 November

From Age to Age Endure

6 August

War, Peace, and Glory

29 and 30 April

Featuring Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man

with the Kapiti Chamber Choir and instrumental ensemble


Afternoon at the Proms

20 November

A French Connection

31 July

Mendelssohn's Elijah

17 April.  Held at El Rancho, Waikanae

Conductor Peter Godfrey

Kapiti Community Choir 

with Kapiti Concert Orchestra.

Stuart Douglas - Guest Music Director


Choral Contrasts

14 November

Sounds Glorious

25 July

Featuring Vivaldi's Gloria

Peter Godfrey - Music Director


Hiawatha's Wedding

2 May

featuring Coleridge-Taylor's Hiawatha's Wedding Feast


Christmas in New Zealand

3 December

20th birthday concert, with orchestra

A joint concert with the Kapiti Chamber Choir

22 June.  Held at St Patrick's Catholic Church, Paraparaumu

Haydn's St Nicholas Mass, Parry's Blest Pair of Sirens

Faure Requiem - Kapiti Chamber Choir

Verdi's Requiem

27 April.  Held at El Rancho, Waikanae

Community Choir with singers from the Napier Civic Choir 

with Organ, piano, trumpets, timpani and percussion


A Royal Occasion

12 and 17 November

A celebration of the Golden Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Haydn's The Creation

May 21 and 26


Carols at the Manakau Hotel

22 December


25 November

Music for Christmas

with the Choristers of Wellington Cathedral conducted by Andrew Cantrill

Mostly Mozart

31 July and 5 August

Stainer's Crucifixion and Handel's Messiah, part II

8 April.  Held at Southwards Theatre, Paraparaumu

With the Kapiti Chamber Choir

Stainer's Crucifixion

11 April

Lunchtime at St. Andrews on The Terrace, Wellington with the Kapiti Chamber Choir


Mendelssohn's St Paul

21 and 26 November

The Sprig of Thyme

20 August

featuring Stanford's Songs of the Fleet and folksongs set by Rutter

This Joyful Eastertide

7 May

featuring Wood's This Joyful Eastertide


Handel's Messiah

28 November.  Held at El Rancho, Waikanae

Community Choir with orchestra 

Celebration of Spring - directed by Peter Averi

12 September

featuring Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial by Jury and songs of spring including Haydn's Come Gentle Spring

Songs of Spring repeated in Botanical Gardens, Wellington

St. John Passion

28 and 30 March

with the Kapiti Chamber Choir


Mozart Coronation Mass and Opera Excerpts

14 November

15 November: Mozart's Coronation Mass in the Wellington Cathedral

Brahms' Requiem

10 May

with the Kapiti Chamber Choir



16 November.  Held at El Rancho, Waikanae


24 and 29 June

Gloria - Rutter and Vivaldi 

Handel's' Messiah

23 March.  Held at El Rancho, Waikanae

Community Choir



All the World Sings Christmas 

7 December

Christmas movements from Messiah

Carols From Around the World: Pohutukawa Carol, I Wonder as  I Wander, Mary had a Baby, Shepherds run to Bethlehem, Hark to the Angels, He Smiles from His Cradle, King Jesus had a Garden, A Maiden Most Gentle, Sussex Carol. 

Mainly Opera

19 and 20 October.  Held at the Lower Hutt Town Hall and El Rancho, Waikanae

With the Wainuiomata Choir and Kapiti Children's Choir

Anvil Chorus, Spinning Chorus, Habanera, March of the Toreadors, Bridal Chorus, Chorus of the Wedding Guests, Easter Hymn, Down by the Sally Gardens, Asikateli, Brindisi, The Hunstmen, Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves

Music for a Royal Occasion

26 May

with the Kapiti Chamber Choir

I was Glad (Parry), My Heart is Indicting (Handel), Te Deum Laudamus (Bartholdy), The King Shall Rejoice (Handel), Zadok the Priest (Handel)

Stainer's Crucifixion and Messiah part II

31 March and 2 April

With the Wainuiomata Choir and Kapiti Children's Choir

Held at the Lower Hutt Town Hall and El Rancho

Anvil Chorus, Spinning Chorus, Habanera, March of the Toreadors, Bridal Chorus, Chorus of the Wedding Guests, Easter Hymn, Down by the Sally Gardens, Asikateli, Brindisi, The Hunstmen, Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves


Christmas is Coming

19 November

In aid of Mary Potter Hospice

Christmas is coming and the geese are getting fat; Behold the Great Creator; Barcarolle; Dido's Lament and Farewell; Final Chorus Magic Flute; Vaughan Williams Fantasia; And the Glory and O thou that tellest (Messiah); Lo! He comes with clouds descending

From Earth to Heaven

13 August

Let all the world; God so Loved the World; Von Himmel hoch da kommich her; And I saw a New Heaven; Blue Bird; Bushes and Briars; For the Beauty of the Earth; Turn Back O man (Holst); I want to go to Heave and Goin' to Heaven anyhow; A Sound Came from Heaven; My soul there is a country; How lovely are thy dwellings (Brahms); The heavens are telling (Haydn)

St. Matthew Passion

9 April.  Held at El Rancho, Waikanae

Community Choir with orchestra


Roundabout Christmas

4 and 8 December.  Held at El Rancho, Waikanae and Otaki College

Narrated by Philip Liner with the Kapiti Chamber Choir and the Kapiti Brass Band

Congregational carols; Lo, how a rose ere blooming; A maiden most gentle; What child is this?; Child of Joy and Peace; Lullaby (Lesser); The Oxen; Sussex Carol; Twelve Days of Christmas

Around the World in 80 Minutes

30 October

With Philip Liner.

Hoki hoki; Pokarekare; Flies in the Buttermilk; Early one morning; Eriskay Love Lilt; Down by the Sally Gardens; In Stille Nacht; The Handsome Butcher; Pusci me; Apple Apple; The Old Woman; Simi Jadech; Waltzing Matilda; Hine e hine

Acis and Galatea

24 April.  Held at El Rancho, Waikanae

with orchestra

Lois McNeill - Music Director and Founder


Celebrating Christmas 

28 November and 5 December

Carols and Britten's St. Nicolas

Conducted by Lois McNeill, Peter Godfrey and Sue Robinson

With the Upper Hutt Choral Society, the Kapiti Chamber Choir and the Wellington Music Centre Children's Choir

An Afternoon of Popular Opera

15 August

Finale Magic Flute; So your Life of Pleasure is over (Mozart); Spring Chorus Bartered Bride; Aida selections; Barcarolle Tales of Hoffman; One hand, one Heart (West Side Story); Do you hear the people sing (Les Miserables); Anvil Chorus

Alleluia! The Joy of Eastertide

24 and 25 April

Let the song be begun (Piae Cantiones); Regina Coeli (O'Gorman); Tristis ist anima mea; Victory (Alstatian Carol); Easter song of Little Russia; Easter song (Herring); O Morn of Beauty (Finlandia); The Holy Women before the Apostles (Gounod); Excerpts from Mozart's 12th Mass. 


Handel's Messiah 

6 and 9 December.  Held at El Rancho, Waikanae and Otaki College

Conducted by Peter Godfrey 

Community Choir and Kapiti Orchestra.

Offerings from Opera


Waltz from Faust; Peasants Chorus L'Arleseinne; Finale Magic Flute; Polovtsian Dances; Our life is free (Carmen); Clara Clara from Porgy and Bess; La Vergine Degli Angeli  (Force of Destiny); Chorus of Hebrew Slaves (Nabucco).


Philip Liner's Roundabout

1 December

The angel Gabriel from Heaven Came; Shepherds shake off your drowsy sleep; Polish Lullaby; El Rorro; The Virgin Mary had a Baby Boy; O Holy Night; Carol of the Bells; March of the Kings; O Come All ye Faithful; Antipodean Carol

A Taste of Opera

9 June

Lohengrin Wedding March; Spring Chorus (Smetena); Cavalleria Rusticana Easter Hymn and Opening Chorus; Anvil Chorus; Carmen Habanera; Bell Chorus; Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves


Christmas Music

25 November

Fantasia by Vaughan Williams and Messiah extracts


Handel's Messiah 

19 November

Fantasia by Vaughan Williams and Messiah extracts


A Concert of Orchestral and Choral Music

27 November

With the Upper Hutt Choral Society, Wainuiomata Choir and the Wellington Regional Orchestra.

Vaughan Williams "Hodie" conducted by Peter Godfrey

Music for Easter

27 March

Handel, Dvorak, Faure, Gounod


Variety Concert

16 August

We love the place wherein thine honour dwells; The Bluebird; Like to Damask Rose


A Concert of Sacred and Seasonal Music

30 November

Locus Iste (Bruckner); What is that Fragrance?; Blessed Son of God (Vaughan Williams); Dawn of Promise; Nuns' Chorus; Casanova (Strauss); The Holy City (Adam); Go Tell it on the Mountain; Away in a Manger; Silent Night

Easter Concert

23 March

Blessings on the King; Trotting; An Upper Room; This Blessing Cup; God so Loved the World; Crew the Cock; Stabat Mater (Rossini); Cujus Animam (Pergolesi); O Quam Tristis (Pergolesi); Easter Hymn (Masagni)


Festival Concert for Amnesty International

3 November

There's no business like show business; Joy to the World; World Temple Prayer; the Holy Child; Nostalgia songs; March of the Kings; O Holy Night; Silent Night


Spring Concert

14 October

St. Anthony Chorale; Bahama Lullaby; I got a Robe; Gilbert & Sullivan selections; Spring Folk song; David of the White Rock; If I fell in love with you; Kalinka

Winter Concert

24 June

Sabbath Prayer (Bock); Hello Dolly; Happy, O Happy He (Mozart); Jesu joy of Man's desiring; Songs from West Side Story; Hungarian Folk songs (Seibel); Si je Tombais; Tulips and Heather; Jamaica Farewell


First Concert 

19 October

Lois McNeill - Music Director and Founder

The Waikanae Chorale - 20 members

at Our Lady of Fatima's Church Hall, Parata Street, Waikanae

Concert ticket: $3

Ascot Gavotte; Tonight (Bernstein); Pata Pan; Coventry Carol; Three Great Kings; Down by the Sally Gardens; English Country Garden; Best of all Possible Worlds; The Snow (Elgar); Done made my Vow to the Lord; Bahama Lullaby; Sing we and Chant it; David and the White Rock; Hi ho nobody home