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Saturday 12th December 2020
Nelson Civic Choir present a varied programme of music that celebrates choral singing and their 160th anniversary. The concert debuts the Nelson Youth Choir singing in their own right, and features the celebrated Italian lyric coloratura soprano Lilia Carpinelli.
With guest organist Paul Rosoman, and under the baton of their Music Director Nigel Weeks, the Nelson Civic Choir will perform firm favourites from great oratorios such as The Heavens Are Telling from Haydn’s Creation and the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah.
By way of contrast, the programme also includes David Childs' tender melodic love song, Song of Ruth, and Paraire Henare Tomoana’s iconic Māori love song, Pokarekare Ana. Pokarekare Ana has been specially arranged for the Nelson Civic Choir by New Zealand composer John Rimmer.
The Nelson Youth Choir offer a number of songs with different moods. These range from Daniel Elder’s 2011 Ballade to the Moon, to Billy Joel’s love ballad, And So It Goes.
Against a seasonal backdrop of the Nelson Cathedral Christmas Tree Festival, a selection of traditional carols completes a programme that offers a joyful choral celebration.
Nelson & suburbs
Nelson Christ Church Cathedral
Selwyn Place and Trafalgar Street, Nelson
adult $30, students $15
Tickets from Eventfinda, NCMA
Ph. 021 023 49301