2013 Term 2 Concert

2:30pm, Sunday 7th July

St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Michael Vinten conducts the orchestra with a programme of:
  • Verdi Oberto Overture
  • Puccini Requiem (arranged for orchestra)
  • Britten Plymouth Town
  • Pärt Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
  • Wagner Symphony in C
  • Liszt Hommage à Richard Wagner

Concerts 2012

2nd December 2012, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Michael Joel

  • Larry Pruden Westland: A Back-Country Overture
  • Anthony Ritchie Remember Parihaka
  • Mendelssohn Violin Concerto (soloist Kate Oswin)
  • Mendelssohn Symphony No 1

16th September 2012, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Donald Maurice

  • Copland Fanfare for the Common Man
  • Barber Cello Concerto (soloist Inbal Megiddo)
  • Ives Symphony No 2

1st July 2012, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Peter van Drimmelen

  • Ludwig van Beethoven Triple Concerto Op. 56 (soloists Vesa-Matti Leppänen – violin; Andrew Joyce – cello; Diedre Irons – piano)
  • Kenneth Young Douce Tristesse – world premiere
  • Paul Hindemith Trauermusik (soloist Julia Joyce – viola)
  • Georges Bizet L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2

1st April 2012, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Simon Brew

  • Dorothy Buchanan – Three Sketches for wind octet
  • Ludwig August Lebrun –  Oboe Concerto No.1
  • Bizet – Symphony in C

Concerts 2011

4th December 2011, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Michael Joel

  • Lilburn Drysdale Overture
  • Mozart Violin Concerto No 5 (soloist Anna Van Der Zee)
  • Warlock Capriol Suite
  • Gounod Petite Symphonie for Winds
  • Bizet Carmen suite No.1

25th September 2011, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Rachel Hyde
Programme

  • Copland Quiet City (soloist Cheryl Hollinger)
  • Copland Appalachian Spring
  • Dvorak Symphony No 9 (‘From the New World’)

3rd July 2011, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Kenneth Young
Soloist: Emma Sayers
Programme

  • Debussy Petite Suite
  • Mozart Piano Concerto No 25 in C, K503
  • Brahms Symphony No 2

Rosemary Collier posted a review on Middle-C:

Another ambitious programme from Wellington’s major amateur orchestra was this time conducted by a leading and very experienced musician. His encouraging attitude was very apparent, and the orchestra responded well…

17th April 2011, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Michael Vinten
Soloists: Linden Loader & Roger Wilson
Programme

  • Sibelius Scaramouche Suite
  • Mahler Songs
  • Schubert Symphony No 10 – completed by Michael Vinton

Lindis Taylor reviewed the concert on Middle-C.

This will go down as one of the most unusual concerts of the year. An orchestral concert entirely of works completed and/or orchestrated by the conductor. Few would claim all three exercises to have been an unmitigated success, but all three had singular virtues and elements of great interest…

Concerts 2010

28th December 2010, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Michael Joel
Soloist: Claire Harris
Programme

  • Louise Webster Learning to Nudge the Wind
  • Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3. in C minor
  • Sibeilius Symphony No 2. in D

19th September 2010, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Michael Joel
Soloist: Diedre Irons

Programme

  • Haydn Symphony No. 78 
  • Mozart Piano Concerto K.491
  • Beethoven Symphony No. 6 the Pastoral 

27th June 2010, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Justin Pearce
Leader: Frances Hopkins
Programme

  • Beethoven Egmont Overture
  • Shostakovich Symphony No. 9
  • De Falla El Amor Brujo
  • Poulenc Chansons Gaillardes

Rosemary Collier reviewed our June concert on Middle-C.

A well-filled church enjoyed an adventurous programme from this amateur orchestra.

28th March 2010, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Rachel Hyde
Leader: Kathryn Maloney
Programme

  • Walton Prelude and Fugue: The Spitfire
  • Elgar Serenade for Strings
  • Walton Henry V
  • Elgar Enigma Variations

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
Programme

  • 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
Programme

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
Programme

Concerts 2008

Sunday 7 December 2008, St Andrew’s on The Terrace, Wellington.

Conductor: Rachel Hyde
Leader: Ann Goodbehere
Soloists: Janey MacKenzie, Jody Orgias, John Beaglehole and Justin Pearce
Choir: Cantoris
Programme

Sunday 21 September 2008, St Andrew’s on The Terrace, Wellington.

Conductor: Donald Armstrong
Leader: Ann Goodbehere
Soloist: Heather Lewis (cello)

Programme

Sunday 6 July 2008, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Wellington.

Conductor: Michael Joel
Leader: Ann Goodbehere
Soloist: Tom McGrath (piano)
Programme

For a review of this concert, click here

Sunday 13 April 2008, Sacred Heart Cathedral

Conductor: Justin Pearce
Leader: Ann Goodbehere
Soloists: Janey MacKenzie (Soprano), Jody Orgias (Mezzo Soprano)
Programme

Peter Mechen reviewed our first concert for 2008.

In such an immediate, even raw-sounding acoustic, it’s difficult for any orchestral group to produce a pleasing tone, not to mention surviving a fairly analytical spotlight; and the Chamber Orchestra emerged from this concert with considerable credit on both counts…

Concerts 2007

2nd December 2007, St Andrew’s on The Terrace, Wellington.

Conductor: Rachel Hyde
Leader: Ann Goodbehere
Programme

23 September 2007, St Andrew’s on The Terrace, Wellington.

Conductor: Greg Squire
Leader: Ann Goodbehere
Soloist: Greg Squire
Programme

15 July 2007, St Andrew’s on The Terrace, Wellington.

Conductor: Donald Maurice
Leader: Ann Goodbehere
Soloists: Ben Morrison (violin), Edward Allen (Horn)
Programme

2 June 2007, the Wellington Town Hall

The Wellington Chamber Orchestra, together with strings from the NZ School of Music, the Orpheus Choir and the Peloraus Trust Wellington Brass Band presented a performance of Alfred Hill’s Commemorative Ode, conducted by Michael Fulcher as part of the Hills of Wellington concert.

6th May 2007 , St Andrew’s on The Terrace, Wellington.

Conductor: Rachel Hyde

The wind and brass of the Wellington Chamber Orchestra accompanied Cantoris in a performance of Mass No.2 in E minor by Anton Bruckner

1 April 2007, St Andrew’s on The Terrace, Wellington.

Conductor: Michael Vinten
Leader: Ann Goodbehere
Soloist: Simon Brew
Programme

Concerts 2006

3 December, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Greg Squire
Leader: Ann Goodbehere
Soloist: Deidre Irons


Programme

For a review of this concert, click here

17 September, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Peter van Drimmelen
Leader: Ann Goodbehere
Soloists: Mary Newman-Pound (mezzo soprano); Xin (James) Jin (violin)

Programme

2 July, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Rachel Hyde
Leader: Ann Goodbehere

Programme

Click here for a review of this concert by Garth Wilshire

9 April, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Owen Clarke
Leader: Ann Goodbehere
Soloist: Ellen Deverall

Programme

Click here for a review of this concert by Garth Wilshire in the 19 25 April edition of the Capital Times