Concerts 2009

6th December 2009, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Greg Squire
Leader: Mariko Hemmingsen
Soloists: Members of the Recorders and Early Music Union

  • Antonín Dvořák Serenade for Winds in D Minor, Op 44
  • Helmut Sadler Concertino for Recorders and Strings
  • Tabea Squire The Suneater – for Recorders and Strings
  • Josef Suk Symphony in E Major, Op 14

20th September 2009, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Donald Maurice

Programme “East of Vienna”:

  • George Enescu Romanian Rhapsody
  • Gary Goldschneider Sinaia
  • Boris Pigovat In Argentinian Style
  • Béla Bartók Hungarian Peasant Songs
  • Alfred Hill Symphony in A Minor ‘The Carnival’

Peter Mechen reviewed our September concert on Middle-C.

Now here was an enterprising programme! – two of the composers whose music was featured I had never heard of; and no less than FOUR New Zealand premiere performances were given, the works by Gary Goldschneider, Boris Pigovat, Bela Bartok and Alfred Hill. George Enescu’s colourful Roumanian Rhapsody No.1 was obviously the “taster” which began the concert, the music’s beguiling opening melodies and catchy rhythms providing exotic atmosphere aplenty, and setting the scene for further, more unfamiliar explorations to follow…

28th June 2009, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Michael Joel
Leader: Ann Goodbehere
Soloists: Catherine McKay

Peter Mechen reviewed our June concert on Middle-C.

This was a richly-conceived and engagingly-presented concert from the Wellington Chamber Orchestra, the music covering a kaleidoscopic range of repertoire, with the character of each separate work explored and brought to the fore for the listener’s delight. 

5 April 2009, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Michael Vinten
Leader: Ann Goodbehere
Soloists: Barbara Graham